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BMW4VWW 04-22-2004 04:36 PM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
 
Hey Buz, any throttle induced wheelies on the Brutale yet? VWW

Buzglyd 04-22-2004 05:42 PM

Front wheels last a long time
 
I don't know if I'll ever have to replace the front tire. 300 miles on her and no tickets but this thing inspires total hooliganism.



The only thing that stops me is fuel mileage. 25 MPG! That's hardly better than my V8 Toyota pickup.

BMW4VWW 04-22-2004 05:54 PM

Re: Front wheels last a long time
 
Yeah but how hard is it to get the front wheels off the ground on the Toyota? VWW

xlr8r 04-22-2004 10:54 PM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
 
If Ducati buys MG we can kiss goodbye to the MG-01, or any other MG sportbike. When Ducati bought Morini they simply shut 'em down, claiming that two sport brands were incompatible within the same company, even though Ducati's were all 600cc+ and Morinis were all under 500cc. Ducati will re-badge the California and offer it as competition to things like the BMW R1200C; the sportbikes wil simply disappear. As for the historic MG factory at Mandello, who can say? This is a very dark day for MG and all Guzziphiles worldwide.

Whatmough 04-23-2004 03:29 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
 
If Ducati buys MG we'll be able to find a dealer network and showrooms that actually have their Bikes. MG needs more statside exposure. I can't even tell you the where the closest dealer to Concord, NH is. A Yamaha shop had the line but never a bike in stock. There are several Ducati dealers in the state. Hopefully this will mean more MG's in the states.

jibosch 04-23-2004 03:36 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
 
I agree! I called Four dealers near Miami, FL, including one in Palm Beach, to inquire on the Breva 750, and although they were all listed by MG as dealers, none of them had any bikes, nor carried the line.

Buzglyd 04-23-2004 03:37 AM

Re: Front wheels last a long time
 
Pretty easy if you drop a couple of tons of gravel in the back!

longride 04-23-2004 04:31 AM

Re: Front wheels last a long time
 
And here I thought I get the all-time worst mileage. I got 25 mpg on the V-Max last week, and I think it's cause the V-Boost was activated 90% of the time. I can't believe yours is getting that bad mileage.

seruzawa 04-23-2004 05:04 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
 
But it's much better when you have more than 3 cylinders firing.



I rebuilt it with a $90 rebuild kit from Sears.

seruzawa 04-23-2004 05:07 AM

Re: Ducati Confirms Interest in Moto Guzzi
 
My first home was on 93rd and Vermont. I even remember the streetcars. We fled in '53.


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