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Old 11-10-2012, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Motoguzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

While I have said I would not want a V twin...this bike intrigues me. The one big draw back is the availibility of dealers where I am located and I would have to go to Texas for service or purchase.
Has anyone had any expereince with Motorguzzis..actually owned one.
I need to get another touring bike but more approriate for rougher roads. I am still considering Deadhorse Alaska and this bike besides being sturdy has a huge gas tank to boot.
It also has a drive shaft not stinking chain or belt to worry about....

DESIGN
• New headlight fairing
New 8.5 gallon / 32 litre fuel tank
• New windshield
• New saddle lining
ENGINE
1200 90 V-shaped Twin-cylinder "Four Valve"
• Single overhead camshaft timing system with decreased valve control noise level
• Two lambda probes
• New profile camshafts
• Single plate clutch
• New exhaust system
• Transmission with compact reactive cardan shaft drive
• 6-gear gearbox
• Euro 3
CHASSIS
• High tensile steel upper dual beam frame.
• 45mm USD Fork, adjustable spring preloading and hydraulics fitted with a new set of progressive action springs
• Shock absorber with adjustable preload and rebound fitted with a new, stiffer spring
• Rear suspension with progressive articulation single arm
• 4 horizontally opposed piston front brake system with new 320 mm discs, deactivatable ABS
• Rear 282-mm disc brake, floating calliper with two parallel pistons. Deactivatable ABS
• Rear tire: 150/70-17
• Front tire: 110/90-19
NTX STANDARD EQUIPMENT
• ABS
• ATC traction control
• Black satin-finish aluminum sidebags
• Cylinder guard
• Long-range lights
• Aluminum sump guard
• Hand guards
• Tubeless Spoked wheels (Alpina STS System)
• Extra large windshield with side wind deflectors
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cost, horse power and torque????

Can't cost in the 18k range of all the other go any where bikes but it looks good. I did have a 1980s California but that bike is not related to the new Piagio owned goose.

Heavens Lee do not let Lefty read this. Okay?
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What does the thing weigh??
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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An alternative to the air cooled Goose. 2013 Aprilia. No specs or price but a 1200 engine and looks lower than the tower of pizza Ducati.
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That bike looks like a great choice for an Alaska trip and only $16k

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/motorcyc...fications.html
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Guzzis are good bikes but you have to have the patience for them. They're very strange and quirky. If you like that in a bike, you'll love it. If you're expecting a Honda, you'll be disappointed.

Keep in mind the lack of dealer support, especially as you head for Middle of Nowhere, Alaska. Many have horror stories about dealing with Moto Guzzi's warranty coverage. Also keep in mind that Guzzis are Italian, thus are fussy and expensive to maintain, just like Italian women.

I don't want to steer you away from a Guzzi because I like mine and the world needs more Guzzis riding around. You just have to be aware of their nature to be sure to get the most from your experience and make it a positive one.
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You just have to be aware of their nature to be sure to get the most from your experience and make it a positive one.
This is why I (and everyone else should) read your blog.
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Loooks interesting Lee - but have you considered the Explorer?
Looks like a whole lot of bike:


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It weighs in at 598 curb weight....
As far as me wanting it to be like a Honda ...no not at all. I pick my bikes for specific things...the rocket is quirkey and not everyone likes them...but I loved it. The Wing offered quiet, speed and hp/torque.....it also was what I needed on the long trip. I am still interested in the 1200 Tiger...I will have almost the same problem with dealerships though...the two of the biggest are HD and Honda for dealerships... have I mentioned I am not a HD fan? But I like this bike I will have to ride into Texas to check this out...

Lefty I also have a preference for Italian women...when their motor is running they are hot to the touch... lots of curves...and they ride real well.
Maximum power105HP (77 kW) at 7,250 rpmMaximum torque83.3 Ft. Lbs. (113 Nm) at 5,800 rpm not bad...

I am keeping my Wing as well of course.....
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It would have looked better with an inline 4 I think,...but then it would have been a Honda
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