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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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No pics as I didn't have my camera with me but earlier today I saw the new Guzzi dirt bike thing and a Griso in person.
Both look to be top notch.
I was afraid that the V85 whatever they call it would be a cheap piece uh crap but it didn't look that way at all. If I was in the market for a new adventure tourer/scrambler machine I think that's what I'd get.
Good luggage, good brakes and it didn't look to be built down to a cost.

The Griso looks to be quite the bike, too.
Standards appear to be making a comeback and this might be king of the hill.
Foot controls need to come back an inch or two but other than that, it felt like home.
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A new Griso, I am all ears!

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I'm diggin' the V85 too. Very bug-eyed Speed Triple-ish which is damn cool. And Moto Guzzi built one of the most beautiful bikes ever IMHO in the V10 Centauro.



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I don't know if the Griso is a new model or simply a leftover but it got my attention.

The thing with the big Guzzis is that they are NOT point and shoot as there's a lot of reciprocating weight going on.
Plan your lines and ride smoothly is the way to have fun on them. They like long sweepers, not tight little back roads.

I had a Daytona (same motor as that Centauro) and that was a tough thing to ride: on/off throttle with lots of driveline snatch from the 2 U-joints. I never rode a Centauro so maybe that was a bit better but that Daytona would have killed me if I hadn't sold it.
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I'm considering trading the Stelvio in for a V85, but I do love my Stelvio (and I reckon my missus might notice if my black bike became a yellow bike)
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I'm considering trading the Stelvio in for a V85, but I do love my Stelvio (and I reckon my missus might notice if my black bike became a yellow bike)
Mine is the yellow bike. I told my wife it faded and shrank when I washed it

I found the red one out and about also striving to put enough kms on the clock for the first service.

Dibnah: I love the early Moto Guzzis as well, and find that this new one has the soul of an old bike (PLUS cruise control LOL!!!).
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The V85 is really handsome in person.
The old Tonti framed Guzzis were very handsome bikes, no denying that, especially the round head models.
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Guzzi's look good but dealers are sparse + parts + service can be greatly lacking as my friend a former dealer noted!!!
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