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Old 07-07-2005, 12:31 PM   #11
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Guzzi is underrated in the U.S. market. Hopefully the new products will allow M-G to rebuild their North American dealer body and give BMW some serious competition. I have my eye on a new Griso.

Yossef, I like my R1100S boxer, but prefer my matte black '01 California for its SOUL. I feel like I'm preserving a piece of M-Gs ancient factory in my garage.
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:33 PM   #12
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In the words of Clint Eastwood... "a mans got to know his limitations".
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:51 PM   #13
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I've looked at Moto-guzzi over the past 4-5 years when bike shopping. They are beautiful to look at, they sound right, but once I sit on them the passion is lost. I can't tell you why, they just don't "fit."
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:56 PM   #14
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Yossef, great article...as always. I owned a R1150RA. I loved it, but my old knees couldn't abide the short seat to peg geometry, alas I sold it. How's that of the Breva?
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:47 PM   #15
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It reminds me of the last Buell Cyclone (which I really liked the looks of). But DAMN! Nearly $12,000?! I'd recommend waiting a couple or three years and then buy a leftover '06 from the poor American Guzzi dealer that wished he sold Harleys instead (at least that's what the Guzzi market is like where I live).
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:19 PM   #16
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Looks like a nice enough bike, but a Moto Guzzi, for me, is just an interesting oddity here in the states. We have all of one dealer here in Illinois, and I guess if he gives up, you are pretty much SOL. I guess if you REALLY need to be different, you need one if these.
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Old 07-07-2005, 04:13 PM   #17
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Had they both been available, I would've tested each of them and chosen the one I liked best. No complaints. I dig my roadster.
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Old 07-07-2005, 06:17 PM   #18
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So, I am contemplating a more upright bike than my VFR for two up touring (yeah, I know). How are these naked sport-tourers (breva, r1150r) for longer distances compared to a full faired bike like the VFR. I have been thinking about an FJR or V-Strom but something like this is quite appealing as well if I don't think about cold temps and rain. This thing does have the V-twin thing going for it (my other bike is an SV650s). Plus, it's Italian!
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Old 07-07-2005, 06:47 PM   #19
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Nice review, nice bike. I'm selling my R1150RS and will be looking for a replacement. Hmmm, the Breva makes me think it's time to go Italian.



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Old 07-07-2005, 09:42 PM   #20
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I also remember the R1150R as very low. Once a friend rented one for touring and we exchanged mounts a few times. Every time I got off the Z750 I was riding and hop on the beemer I would tell myself "This is a chopper!"

Ever thought about getting a higher seat for that R? I think this is an option.

Yes, Breva is a bit better in that sense.
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