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Old 08-28-2002, 04:24 AM   #11
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Big cylinders like big muffler volume, (ergo the yammie warrior can) looks about right to me!
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Old 08-28-2002, 04:38 AM   #12
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Considering its heft and wheelbase, I've always been impressed with the handling of my 97 Sporti. Granted, it doesn't like tight switchbacks, but is supremely stable through fast sweepers. I had the rear shock rebuilt and the front forks raised, so it's a bit more compliant on the bumpy stuff, and turns quicker, too. This bike has been all over California (and parts of Nevada), including a run up & over the Sonora Pass last year, where, I might add, it handled like a dream.



I'm still undecided on this new prototype. Kinda beefy looking, but that's the essence of a streetfighter, right? And the old 4-valve engine is sweet. What Guzzi (and Aprilia) really needs to do, however, is develop the next generation liquid-cooled V-twin. With more activity at the factory of late, this looks like a real possibility....
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Old 08-28-2002, 04:38 AM   #13
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Better looking that a Ducati Monster! More power too. Bet it vibrates like a tremblor though.
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Old 08-28-2002, 04:53 AM   #14
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Yossef, any word on Guzzi's new "entry level" STR 750cc sportbike set for introduction at Intermot. Motorcycledaily.com ran a brief piece on it last week. Being a Guzzi (as well as a BMW fan), I find the Tecnocustom extremely appealing. Its a big twin thing.
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Old 08-28-2002, 04:56 AM   #15
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Er, have a look at a couple of current BMWs, for a start. The GS and R1100S both are shafties with single-sided swingarms. I'm sure there are others.
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Old 08-28-2002, 05:20 AM   #16
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I love the look... the way the frame wraps around the tank is very cool. Put another big exhaust can on the other side, a'la V-Max... and it'll be perfect. A cool blend of sport and cruiser like a V-Max also.



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Old 08-28-2002, 05:50 AM   #17
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I think this bike is better looking see http://www.motorcycledaily.com/23august02motoguzzi.html

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Old 08-28-2002, 05:53 AM   #18
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Good job, Moto Guzzi, but you have to do something about those brake/clutch reservoirs! Move them, hide 'em, something!!
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Old 08-28-2002, 05:58 AM   #19
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They should call it the "Il Pipestro". Get a load of these sewer pipes. Right off a school bus. How many variations of basically the same bike are they gonna build? Next year some guy named Giovanni is going to say "hey, let's put side by side headlights on it like the Speed Triple and go to the Intermot show". Wth that said it's kind of cool in a retro-cannoli kind of way.
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Old 08-28-2002, 05:59 AM   #20
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Me too, but MO logged me off when I pasted the URL, blipped off-site and back-arrowed back. What gives? as KPaulCook would say.
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