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Varadero/GS alternative?

Started by Redeye, 01/11/07 - 13:22:49

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Google for  moto guzzi stelvio - due for announcement in Milan this month

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loudpedal

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The Guzzi looks good, but the engine is the wrong shape.


My moneys on the Benelli Tre k Amazon
I will be having a good climb over it at the NEC.
It looks the dogs and with 123bhp on tap must pull like a roman gigolo at Trevi Fountain.




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Quote from: loudpedal on  01/11/07 - 17:06:25
The Guzzi looks good, but the engine is the wrong shape.

I agree.   I had a test ride on a MG Norge, with the 1200cc engine.   Plenty of power and torque and it handled nicely with good weather protection and a comfortable seat - BUT the manner of performance was agricultural compared to the Varadero.   The engine was too intrusive for relaxed cruising at 80/90mph.   I was disappointed as the low seat suited me.  Mind you the unadjustable cast aluminium handlebars did pose something of a problem.   The salesman could not explain why they provided for riders with shorter legs and presumed that they had long arms! :-\