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Old 09-02-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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I stopped by a vintage bike rally on the weekend. There were 3 Moto Guzzi riders there who had ridden about 350miles with all their camping gear to attend the event. Those guys are passionate about their rides. Nice to see.
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
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Isn't it against the law for a bike to look so good?

A twisty mountain road, that bike, and Monica Belluci with a bottle of fizzy plonk at the end would pretty much do it for me.
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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Bello, molto bello.
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Old 09-02-2003, 10:32 PM   #4
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The cognescenti say that the best Guzzis were the middleweights. And Triumph has shown that retro can sell. And the 850 LeMans is one of the most beautiful bikes ever made. And the frame of the Guzzi cruisers is, I'm told, the same as the old LeMans family.



So how about punching out the 750 Breva motor to 850, putting it in the California frame, slapping on '70s LeMans bodywork, and taking my deposit?



The V11's are nice, but too bulbous. I like that long, low, lean LeMans look of the '70s. C'mon, Aprilia, it would be so easy!



(Now you can all tell me why it's not doable.)

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Old 09-03-2003, 02:23 AM   #5
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Great bikes but where is the 1200 Breva?
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:06 AM   #6
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By middleweights, I assume you mean the old "round-heads"! The small block engine was never as solid as the big 'un.



As a long time Guzzi rider, I am also mystified as to why they don't make a version of their most famous V-twins-they did a retro 750S called the 1000S, that is now one of the more desirable "square" bikes, but not the more famous LeMans, and no Eldorado look-alike, which was their biggest seller.



But what I really hope for-well, after the replica V8-is Guzzi success next year in Formula Extreme! Poor Buell...
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:21 AM   #7
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Get a metal fabricator to hammer out a sleek gas tank, redo the exhaust canister and slim down the tail section and this bike is a peach. Looks too much like my figure to be an Italian bike. Somehow I think I could get over the bulbous styling and learn to love the bike.
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Old 09-03-2003, 05:02 AM   #8
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Default What is the difference between the bikes?

Is there any difference between these two bikes other than paint?



Oh, yeah, they are gorgeous...
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Old 09-03-2003, 05:13 AM   #9
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"Somehow I think I could get over the bulbous styling and learn to love the bike."



As a married man, I can relate.



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Old 09-03-2003, 05:58 AM   #10
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One does learn to adjust!
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