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post #51 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:00 PM
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The NTX is written up as the guzzi BOTY contender in this months 2 wheels if anyone is still following original thread!

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post #52 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:52 AM
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I don't think that the Guzzi being air cooled is in any way detrimental. The number of mega mile bikes around the world is testament to this. I ran my Guzzis in very heavy traffic, in the middle of July in Italy, with no issues whatsoever. The millions of BMW GS's around also speaks volumes in favour of air as a cooling medium.
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post #53 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:46 AM
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MG. I wasn't thinking of just every day riding but in Lee's case IRON BUTT.

Of all the iron butt races only eight have been won by air cooled engines. In 1993 the only Brit to ever win rode a 1983 MKlll Guzzi over 12,000 miles. Only Guzzi to win also.

1985 was won by a Suzuki GSll50se

The other six were BMW, oldest being a 2000.

My point is the at at 10-14,000 miles per event, averaging 30-40,000 miles a year in training and smaller runs the air cooled unitsd of all makes do not seem to make it to the top of the runs. Just a point, not a judgement.
Peace be upon all air cooled motorcycle lovers.
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I am planning on keeping the Wing..for most of my can not beet a Lazy Boy or Barker lounger... so the one I am needing now is for a specific ride. I want it for the tight twisties up in Taos and Los Alamos but I also want a different bike for a possible ride to Dead Horse 2013 or 14 not sure yet. That ride will be slower but the roads are a tad different no the best for a 900 pound bike. Hap thanks for the advice I appreciate it.

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