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Old 07-06-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Gee, a skid plate that bolts to the oil sump, not the frame. Hey, that'll work just great!

Why not bolt the skid plate to the riders helmet, that'd be just as effective.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:10 PM   #3
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Gee, a skid plate that bolts to the oil sump, not the frame. Hey, that'll work just great!

Why not bolt the skid plate to the riders helmet, that'd be just as effective.
Since 99% of the people who buy these things would never risk one off road the point is moot. It's just window dressing. Like those guys in their Hummers. Pure show and no go.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:28 PM   #4
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Like those guys in their Hummers. Pure show and no go.
Hey, leave our Governor out of this. Uh er, wait, that's accurate...
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #5
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Hey, leave our Governor out of this. Uh er, wait, that's accurate...
That Governator is quite the spectacle. Well, actually the entire class of clowns in Sacto is. We just pop some 'corn out here in flyover country and enjoy the show. You can't make that stuff up. I keep telling my brothers in L.A. to move out here before it's too late.

Hey AirHawk! Kalif legislature is trying to fix the budget again. Hand me a beer and some slim jims will ya?
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:08 PM   #6
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Hey AirHawk! Kalif legislature is trying to fix the budget again. Hand me a beer and some slim jims will ya?
Do they even make scales with that capacity? My Train Scale only goes to 500,000#.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #7
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Man them Slim Jims will kill ya, best to stick to Brie and Siljans knackebrods like a blue collar Seattle union man, throw a little pickled Herring on there for protein and your set.

I think this and the Norge` are the flippin' bomb yo, this is my next bike, swear to god unless I change my mind. Moto International is a real stand-up dealership, I'd feel pretty comfortable as a Guzzista....

Kinda' cool Euro-techno Guzzi ad.....

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Old 07-10-2009, 02:58 AM   #8
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> Luckily I can ride my Italian motorbike without any Austrian trouble in
> 2009 but isn’t it interesting that the main Adventure segment
> protagonists are still German (BMW GS), Austrian (KTM Adventure)
> and Italian (Moto Guzzi Stelvio)?

While the GS and Adventure may be two dominate players, there aren't the only ones. The Suzuki V-Strom, Buell Ulysses, Triumph Tiger (at least prior to 2007), also are major players in this growing segment. Because of price, the V-Strom outsells everything short of the GS hands down, so you really can't say it isn't a major player in this market. I'm not a fan of the looks (or handling), but I see more V-Stroms than Adventures, Tigers and Ulysses bikes put together.

The Stelvio is a great addition to this market, the key to Moto Guzzi getting it sold in the US is dealership presence. Not something they have been good about in the past.

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Old 07-10-2009, 04:49 AM   #9
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The Stelvio is a nice looking bike. I would've definitely considered it when I was in the buying mode (if it had been released at that time). Unfortunately, I would've likely ended up with the same choice -- Buell Ulysses. The nearest Buell dealer is 30 minutes away. The nearest Ducati/MG/BMW dealers are all 3 hours away. That makes for an easy choice.
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I rode a Uly when I was buying my bagger, it was one of my narrowed down choices along with the V strom and FLH, I thought it was an excellent bike though a little cramped for me, still tons of fun from what I could tell. The big selling point on the FLHT I wound up with was comfort, you just can't beat a bagger for that.
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