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Old 11-18-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #2
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Well, I hope those LCD "mirrors" work in bright sunlight.

Now all Guzzi has to do is win the "Sell Enough Bikes To Stay In Business" Award.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
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OMG! They just invented the "Hood"! (or "Bonnet" for you British-types)
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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VERY COOL Concept Bikes! Guzzi could kill the German competition if they did two things: 1) significantly improve the dealer network (takes time to "build" the consumer confidence that creates the "demand") 2) devise a auto-sync system that continuously synchronizes the throttle bodies over the RPM range as the classic 90 deg V-twin has perfect primary and secondary DYNAMIC balance but suffers more than the boxer twin from ANY out-of-sync condition because of the inherent lumpy and non-canceling power pulse. I am a mechanical engineer with lots of BMW experience and over 100Kmi Guzzi riding experience. Although I understand its limitations, I enjoy it because I absolutely believe the Guzzi twin is a better engine concept for street and off road use than a boxer twin hands down.. it just could use refinement.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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VERY COOL Concept Bikes! Guzzi could kill the German competition if they did two things: 1) significantly improve the dealer network (takes time to "build" the consumer confidence that creates the "demand") 2) devise a auto-sync system that continuously synchronizes the throttle bodies over the RPM range as the classic 90 deg V-twin has perfect primary and secondary DYNAMIC balance but suffers more than the boxer twin from ANY out-of-sync condition because of the inherent lumpy and non-canceling power pulse. I am a mechanical engineer with lots of BMW experience and over 100Kmi Guzzi riding experience. Although I understand its limitations, I enjoy it because I absolutely believe the Guzzi twin is a better engine concept for street and off road use than a boxer twin hands down.. it just could use refinement.

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About that first one - they've been "building a dealer network and consumer confidence" in the U.S. now for what - 40-odd years?

Not that you're wrong about your points, mind.
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"Now all Guzzi has to do is win the "Sell Enough Bikes To Stay In Business" Award."

Exactly what I was going to say. I guess the award won't mean much if they aren't in business next year.
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"Guzzi could kill the German competition if they did two things:...

'IF' is the biggest word in the dictionary.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:20 PM   #8
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VERY COOL Concept Bikes! Guzzi could kill the German competition if they did two things: 1) significantly improve the dealer network (takes time to "build" the consumer confidence that creates the "demand") 2) devise a auto-sync system that continuously synchronizes the throttle bodies over the RPM range as the classic 90 deg V-twin has perfect primary and secondary DYNAMIC balance but suffers more than the boxer twin from ANY out-of-sync condition because of the inherent lumpy and non-canceling power pulse. I am a mechanical engineer with lots of BMW experience and over 100Kmi Guzzi riding experience. Although I understand its limitations, I enjoy it because I absolutely believe the Guzzi twin is a better engine concept for street and off road use than a boxer twin hands down.. it just could use refinement.

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Err..do you use rocks for emergency repair when on the road, al la the infamous "Bronson Rocks"?
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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Err..do you use rocks for emergency repair when on the road, al la the infamous "Bronson Rocks"?
son.. don't LOL too hard, but actually I have
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