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Old 08-24-2011, 09:16 PM   #11
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No, not really a huge deal, but it shows an obvious lack of development. The left button is easy enough to trigger by letting go with your left hand, but the right hand is another matter. All they'd have to do is stick both buttons on the left side and place them in reach of a thumb without letting go of the bars. In this day and age, that's not too much to ask. No other bike we've tested has such an odd e-windshield trigger.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:04 AM   #12
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The engine of Guzzi's V2 is never transversely mounted, but always longitudinaly. Get it right guys, or don't mention it at all. Thank you.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:17 AM   #13
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No other bike we've tested has such an odd e-windshield trigger.
Maybe they hired the engineer who who used to run the BMW TurninmitgaSignalin lab.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:34 AM   #14
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They aren't alone with the goofy 'Human Factors'.

The only gripe I had with the 80XC I rode was that, although the multi-function display is pretty cool, you can't safely reach the mode button while you are riding.

Why not have the button on the left handgrip mount? Duh!
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:12 PM   #15
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The engine of Guzzi's V2 is never transversely mounted, but always longitudinaly. Get it right guys, or don't mention it at all. Thank you.
Please explain. I know what transversely mounted means (to me). Do you? Besides, you can't even spell "Gershwin" right. Harumph!
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Please explain. I know what transversely mounted means (to me). Do you? Besides, you can't even spell "Gershwin" right. Harumph!
Technically, he's right. When you refer-to the engine the same way the Automotive World does: by Crankshaft alignment.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:28 PM   #17
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Technically, he's right. When you refer-to the engine the same way the Automotive World does: by Crankshaft alignment.
Yes. There's technically and there's conventionally. Technically, he may be correct, but conventionally... he's off the mark. Guzzis have long been referred to as transversely mounted, as they defy convention. Similarly to the expression RPMs. There is no such thing as RPMs. Technically, it's "RsPM". Conventionally, it's "RPMs".

Let's see his technical butt go into a Friday night showdown sputtering about his longitudinally mounted engine that hits high RsPM and see what happens.
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Kaming’s comment about preferring the Norge over the fantastic K16-GT stood out like a young, black atheist at Tea Party rally.
Wow, why drop a cheap political dig in a motorcycle review?
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Wow, why drop a cheap political dig in a motorcycle review?
Yet they'll segregate us hoi polloi to a Politics & Religion sub-forum that's not even accessible to free users. Lest we offend someone.

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