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Old 08-27-2002, 05:47 PM   #1
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I'm in love! I will sell my house, my car, my dog, my mother... whatever it takes to come up with the fundage it takes to procure this bike. If M-G chickens out with this bike (ala Yamaha MT-01) I will forever boycott all things Italian as a protest (beware Domino's!).



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Old 08-27-2002, 06:32 PM   #2
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Its a shame that Guzzi ain't got the balls to build this bike exactly as pictured and spec'd, I think its beautiful!, and I'm a sportbike rider.
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Old 08-27-2002, 07:16 PM   #3
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That bike is fantastic! the end can looks a little on the large side, but the rest of the bike is georgeous.
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Old 08-27-2002, 08:23 PM   #4
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Default I love the italians

that is a gorgeous bike. i want that bike. For the love of god guzzi, build this bike. i will buy this. i seriously love the look of this bike. it has a sport bike stance with wonderful lines, and a hint of old school flair.



please let me buy this bike
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Old 08-27-2002, 09:31 PM   #5
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How on earth do you make a shaft drive fit a single-sided swingarm? I seriously doubt this is the first chain drive Guzzi in umpteen years, but the photos don't tell us anything.



That said, make it a dual exhaust and I might buy this one.
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:58 PM   #6
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Default Dear Pierre

Although you are such a talented and genial designer it looks like you didn't pay attention at your motorcycle design history classes.



"How on earth do you make a shaft drive fit a single-sided swingarm?"



Well, BMW has been doing it since 1980 (R80GS) so I guess it works...



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Old 08-28-2002, 01:07 AM   #7
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The Guzzi V-twin is a gorgeous motor, and they look and sound like nothing else. Problem is, they handle like nothing else, too - and not in a positive way. Specifically, they don't much like to turn (long wheel base and high center of gravity.) Not for nothing do most insightful reviews of Guzzi's conclude with the statement, "make sure you ride one first." Knowing all of this, I wish I still had my beautiful yellow '97 1100 sport!
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Old 08-28-2002, 01:08 AM   #8
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Default Ugh....

I don't know what you folks are seeing in this bike, but you can keep it. A little too chunky around the tank with nothing out back to balance it out. Kinda like a body builder with huge shoulders and tiny little legs.
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Old 08-28-2002, 02:04 AM   #9
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Default Errata alert

9kgm max torque at 7800 rpm is a bit suspect considering that it makes 29 kgm of torque at 8400 rpm.
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:58 AM   #10
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Guzzi had it closer to correct back with the Mid 80s LeMans. This one is better than the current "swollen" sport Guzzis though. However, the master cylinders look out of place, the Triumph-like mini fairing thingie is stupid, the headlight trim is too thick, the exhaust system looks like drain pipe, I'd bet that the red anodized frame member fades to pink like the current versions, the old 4-valve valve covers looked better, the tank looks better from the back than from the side, and the muffler can looks to be about 25% too big. Still, this is much better than the goofy looking stuff currently available. Keep at it.
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