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Old 07-10-2009, 10:36 AM   #11
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The Stelvio reminds me of the Katana .. bug eyes, which are not my style. It seems a decent tourer, but it's heavy and expensive. So I'd go for a Wee-strom before I'd go for one of these. The Wee-strom has a good sized gas tank, too, and it also gets better mpg's.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:39 PM   #12
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To quote your article:
"I’d love to compare the Stelvio to the BMW GS Adventure and KTM Adventure on a road trip to Morocco or something, but both BMW and KTM have many years head start on their Adventure concepts and for Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio 1200 NTX to win any comparison would probably be a tall order and too much to ask."

Good article......but you might want to tell that to the guys who have been blasting around off-road all over the world on Moto Guzzi Quotas!!We have a bunch right here in Nevada, and they make a point of going everywhere off-road they can. The Quota has been around for years.

Beyond that, if you add in the probably millions of miles of off-road riding done by the Italian Army on Guzzi singles, it would seem that Guzzi knows what they are doing.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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I didn't join the forum in 2007, even though my posts say I did, so I understand that accuracy is not a given. I am just wondering how a guy who has one post as of yesterday joined in Nov 2001. Did he join a long time ago, and never post until yesterday?
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:58 PM   #14
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I didn't join the forum in 2007, even though my posts say I did, so I understand that accuracy is not a given. I am just wondering how a guy who has one post as of yesterday joined in Nov 2001. Did he join a long time ago, and never post until yesterday?
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #15
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sureee.... Guzzi knows alllllllll.. well all know that we just wanted to get you all riled up, thats alllll
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:46 AM   #16
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I didn't join the forum in 2007, even though my posts say I did, so I understand that accuracy is not a given. I am just wondering how a guy who has one post as of yesterday joined in Nov 2001. Did he join a long time ago, and never post until yesterday?
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:37 PM   #17
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The counter don't mean anything I joined in like 1995 when we got the interweb at work. Back then you could just log on. My original sarnali account got f'd up somehow so Pete gave me a sarnal2 account. wth a start date of 2007 don't mean much but I don't recall a guzzitim for what it's worth. I remember a lot of old posters though that haven't been around for awhile though, I recognize the handle when I see it...
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:14 AM   #18
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I haven't ridden an NTX yet. Hope to demo one at Vintage Days. But I demoed the base model 2-up and found a lot to like. I also found enough to not like that I kept my Caponord. On the good side, the ride, handling, and power were excellent. Wind protection and ergonomics were very good. And that sound when it's on the pipe is wonderful. Build quality looked great. And I really appreciated the lack of top heaviness that makes the Caponord such a handful at times. But the fuel mileage of the Stelvio (35 MPG) was terrible, especially considering the 4.7 gallon tank. Ditch the "glove box" with its flimsy door, and give us another 1/2 gallon or more. Any person who thinks this is only a problem off-road hasn't ridden much two lane in the western U.S. And I know the guys at Motorcycle.com have, so that statement confused me. To make things worse, the digital fuel gauge only displays full, 1/2, and empty. It's reading 1/2 full, then surprise! The low fuel light comes on. Use the trip meter. The old joke about the Guzzi salesman's kit including a gun and a mask may not apply anymore, though the Stelvio is certainly up there in price with the BMW, especially with a few options. Then there's that famous (infamous?) lack of adequate dealer network and spotty spares supply. Being an Aprilia owner and fair mechanic, I've adjusted to that. I suspect most prospective Stelvio buyers will be turned off by it. But the thing that may doom the Stelvio to small niche sales is the almost total lack of advertising which has plagued the marque since forever. Aprilia is in the same boat. I'll buy either a base Stelvio or an NTX eventually - it's just too good a bike to ignore. But before I do, Guzzi will need to address some of the things I've carped about.

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