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    Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
    on: Dec 10, 2016, 01.05 am
    Dec 10, 2016, 01.05 am
    After getting rid of the Bonneville, and then the 4th generation Thunderbird, I tried going with just the TTSE in the stables for a while. I really missed a more nimble around town type of bike for local riding. I've never owned a Guzzi, and honestly that's one brand that I've never really looked at. I started looking around and test riding different brands and models a few weeks back. Then I came across the Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 SE with the high performance motor. One test ride was all it took. There were only three in the state of Florida, so I made the deal on this one this past Monday. Its a blast to ride, and its very quick and agile too. I thought I'd share some photos.











    And a couple of dealer photos.








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    Re: Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
    Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2016, 01.50 am
    Dec 10, 2016, 01.50 am
    Great looking bike.

    But I like large fuel tanks in all my bikes. So I recently purchased a 2016 Moto Guzzi Stelvio (8.5 US gallons), which I will pick up next week. IMO, the Stelvio is a great bike for long unpaved roads and taking the freeway to get there. Gas stations not needed for many hours of riding.

    This will also be my first Guzzi.

    More than 90% of the roads here in NV are unpaved.  Air filter easier to change in the Stelvio than the TTSE!

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    Re: Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
    Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2016, 02.41 am
    Dec 10, 2016, 02.41 am
    How is the forward lean? Too aggressive?

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    Re: Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
    Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2016, 04.39 am
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    *Originally Posted by DonTom [+]
    Great looking bike.

    But I like large fuel tanks in all my bikes. So I recently purchased a 2016 Moto Guzzi Stelvio (8.5 US gallons), which I will pick up next week. IMO, the Stelvio is a great bike for long unpaved roads and taking the freeway to get there. Gas stations not needed for many hours of riding.

    This will also be my first Guzzi.

    More than 90% of the roads here in NV are unpaved.  Air filter easier to change in the Stelvio than the TTSE!

    -Don-  Reno, NV
    Don, the Stelvo is a great looking bike. Its also a very tall bike, I sat on one at the Guzzi dealership just to check it out, its a beautiful machine. It definitely will be right at home in your part of the country. Your right about maintenance, the air filter is a plus, its just under the seat on the Griso. With 95% of our streets paved, the Griso will be right at home here in Florida, especially for urban around town riding. The one thing that I already don't like about the Guzzi is its lack of detail in the owners manual, and if the print was any smaller, I'd need a magnifying glass to read it.

    How is the forward lean? Too aggressive?
    Cecil, the forward lean is just slight from upright. Its not a sport position, but its not like upright as on the Trophy either. I can best equate it to the Triumph Sprint ST, just slightly less lean angle than the Sprint. Its comfortable, but not something I'd want to ride 400 miles on either. I got it for local city riding and there abouts. Because of a lack of wind protection on the Griso, it wouldn't make for a good high speed interstate ride, that's for sure. 

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    Re: Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
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    Dec 10, 2016, 05.04 am
    *Originally Posted by Zebraranger [+]
    Don, the Stelvo is a great looking bike. Its also a very tall bike, I sat on one at the Guzzi dealership just to check it out, its a beautiful machine. It definitely will be right at home in your part of the country. Your right about maintenance, the air filter is a plus, its just under the seat on the Griso. With 95% of our streets paved, the Griso will be right at home here in Florida, especially for urban around town riding. The one thing that I already don't like about the Guzzi is its lack of detail in the owners manual, and if the print was any smaller, I'd need a magnifying glass to read it.
    But if you could  read the fine print, you would know that seat can be adjusted from ridiculously high (I can only touch the ground with my toes) all the way down to just right for me (I am 6' tall), which is still on the tall side for most. You reverse the rubber thingies on the bike under the seat. Lift them out on the thin side then put them back on with the thin side facing opposite direction on each of the four mounts. I have the Stelvio owner's manual here and I have a large lit up magnifier to view the manual with. If I need more info. than in the owner's manual, I ask in the Wild Goose Chase Forum. BTW, the first time I ever heard of the 10W60 engine oil that my Guzzi requires.

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    Last Edit: Dec 10, 2016, 05.09 am by DonTom
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    Re: Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
    Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2016, 09.14 am
    Dec 10, 2016, 09.14 am
    Have you been on the guzziriders.org forum? I am a member there and they are a similar quality of members on there. Worth a look.

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    Re: Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
    Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2016, 10.17 am
    Dec 10, 2016, 10.17 am
    Congratulations on your beautiful new bike. I hope your customer service is better than here in the UK...for if you need it.
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    Re: Added A Guzzi To The Stables (Pic Heavy)
    Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2016, 01.38 pm
    Dec 10, 2016, 01.38 pm
    In an ideal World I'd like a third bike in my garage and saw this video for the Ducati Monster:



    It was all going so well 'till they said about 14,000!

    Better buy a lottery ticket!

    Love, light and kindness,

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