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Old 04-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Design is identity. If they combine that idea with a smaller volume high product quality business model they stand to be very successful. I like the California.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:14 AM   #3
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The guy has an attitude, no doubt. And that's not a criticism; I think it's based on a conviction that his company has a cultural depth that puts it above the competition. He certainly has the credentials; that list of bikes he designed is impressive.

And he provided my new sig line, which I think fits in with my new bike's design philosophy nicely.

BTW: I wonder if he ever walks into a place and says: "Hi. I'm Galluzzi from Guzzi."
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For the hipster generation, the more organic, traditional looking bikes are what sells.

Harley is killing it with the younger crowd.

I guess all the know-it-alls from a few years ago were wrong again.
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For the hipster generation, the more organic, traditional looking bikes are what sells.

Harley is killing it with the younger crowd.
Do hipsters shave with safety razors? Because I just bought one and I dig it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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The guy has an attitude, no doubt. And that's not a criticism; I think it's based on a conviction that his company has a cultural depth that puts it above the competition. He certainly has the credentials; that list of bikes he designed is impressive.

And he provided my new sig line, which I think fits in with my new bike's design philosophy nicely.

BTW: I wonder if he ever walks into a place and says: "Hi. I'm Galluzzi from Guzzi."
I would if I could!
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I just returned from a trip to the East Coast and upon landing, drove to the Italian dealer downtown.

They had a new Touring Guzzi on display. It's a nice bike but didn't make me want to throw down 18 grand. The way the gas tank is finished is a little odd with those removable panels on the exterior. There is a large gap running down both sides of the tank.

I don't think I'd call the fit and finish Harley quality.

Calluzzi is right about the "cruiser" thing. Harleys are Harleys.

Cruiser is a BS term ginned up by the moto press to refer to a Japanese Harley copy. Most likely marching orders from the Big Four advertisers.
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I just returned from a trip to the East Coast and upon landing, drove to the Italian dealer downtown.

They had a new Touring Guzzi on display. It's a nice bike but didn't make me want to throw down 18 grand. The way the gas tank is finished is a little odd with those removable panels on the exterior. There is a large gap running down both sides of the tank.

I don't think I'd call the fit and finish Harley quality.

Calluzzi is right about the "cruiser" thing. Harleys are Harleys.

Cruiser is a BS term ginned up by the moto press to refer to a Japanese Harley copy. Most likely marching orders from the Big Four advertisers.
Are you trolling or just not thinking about human nature to categorize everything.
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Are you trolling or just not thinking about human nature to categorize everything.
Me? Troll?

You know I just say what's on my mind.

Interesting article and I'm looking forward to a test ride. I'd be more likely to put the base model in the garage since I have the BMW for touring purposes.
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Me? Troll?

You know I just say what's on my mind.

Interesting article and I'm looking forward to a test ride. I'd be more likely to put the base model in the garage since I have the BMW for touring purposes.
I'm interested in hearing what you think of it. It seems to be a unique fit for you.
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