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Old 08-24-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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Cool, I'd take a Norge` over a K1600GT as well. It fit's better into my type of riding and also my less is more philosophy. And there's a renowned Moto Guzzi dealer right here in Seattle. And I live within a stones throw from some of the best mountain pass twisties this side of...well.... the Alps I guess........

The possibilities are endless I tell ya!
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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If my name was Jorge' I would buy a Norge'
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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If my name was Jorge' I would buy a Norge'
It'd be better if you anglicized it and called yourself 'George.'

(Which reminds me of a Sylvester the cat skit, but I digress)

Then you did a roadtrip to the Royal Gorge, and visit a blacksmith's shop.

Man, I can see the tour log title now...
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It'd be better if you anglicized it and called yourself 'George.'

(Which reminds me of a Sylvester the cat skit, but I digress)

Then you did a roadtrip to the Royal Gorge, and visit a blacksmith's shop.

Man, I can see the tour log title now...
"George rode his Norge' from Valley Forge to the Royal Gorge."

Say that seven times fast.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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I believe the Norge' is pronounced like Jorge' so I'll keep the Spanish.

It would be fun pulling up to the biker bar and telling the ruffians you ride a Norge' with a straight face.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #7
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I believe the Norge' is pronounced like Jorge' so I'll keep the Spanish.

It would be fun pulling up to the biker bar and telling the ruffians you ride a Norge' with a straight face.
I dunno how they pronounce it in Spain or Mexico, but the Italians call it a Norge, rhyming with gorge.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:43 PM   #8
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Is the electric windshield button placement really that big a deal? I've been known to remove my hands from the grips while riding... Hell, they didn't even have the feature until this model, so perhaps the glass is 1/2 full.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:46 PM   #9
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"Why not a single button, operating both up and down functions, mounted within thumb or finger’s reach on either the left or right handlebar?"

Because it's Italian, dummy.

Nice bike though. A friend has the 1100 Breva though and there's something strangely satisfying about riding a Guzzi.
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Is the electric windshield button placement really that big a deal? .
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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