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Mooner 09-15-2006 01:16 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
Youch! If they bring that thing here and try to sell it for those prices...

And I thought the RT was over priced. I guess if you have a trasverse twin and shaft drive you can (try to) charge anything.

rwven 09-15-2006 01:52 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
Our British friends always seem to pay more than we do, so if the US prices you posted are conversions from GBP I'd expect the US prices to be somewhat lower if and when the Norge arrives here.

iamz 09-15-2006 02:47 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
Moto Guzzi and other bike manufacturers include the UK's taxes, which are significantly higher than here in the US, in the prices they list on their site.

SmokeU 09-15-2006 02:48 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
Not for that price thanks.

iamz 09-15-2006 02:56 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
Based on their other models, I'm thinking the base Norge will start at around $14,500 - $15,000.

Gordy 09-15-2006 03:46 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
For context, Honda CBR1000RR would be $16,680 USD based on UK list price.

kiwi_steve 09-15-2006 03:58 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
Don't jump to conclusions on guzzi pricing based on straight conversions of UK prices because bikes are significantly more expensive this side of the Atlantic as others have noted, and it looks like the Norge is listing in the UK well below the RT and the Pan European with the Norge ranging between £8667 and £10199 depending on spec while both the RT and Pan start at about £10800 and you can spend a lot more once you get into the options list.

acecycleins 09-15-2006 04:52 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
My question is: how can such a cool company as MG have such a crap support system in the US after Piaggio bought everything? Wasn't the Piaggio buyout suppose to improve all aspects of MG and Aprilia's dealer network? Why buy a bike if you can't get parts? Really wish they'd tighten that up. I'd get a Griso if I thought they'd actually sent parts for the things.

Buzglyd 09-15-2006 05:17 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
Plus when you pull up to the Burger Barn and tell everyone it's pronounced Norj or Nor Hay you're gonna get punched either way.

James_Brown 09-15-2006 07:14 AM

Re: Moto Guzzi Releases the Norge in the UK.
 
What a beauty! An old Norge, you don't see many of these things anymore



"Happiness is a Norge full of Tang and egg salad."


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