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    Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:25
I don't know why but I've always liked singles. It may be the sound or low down torque that makes them fun to ride and that's why I'd be interested to know what a Falcone is like to live with. Don't fancy an Enfield so anyone with experience or opinions on the Falcone, good or bad ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:29
I likes the look of them
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dave P. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 10:42
Look up Nick Adams, Moto Guzzi Falcone.There are a few videos about riding in Canada on a Falcone.You might find them interesting.






Edited by Brian UK - 08 Mar 2017 at 18:30
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote italianmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 11:06
Just my opinions/experiences - I have never owned a Nuovo Falcone, but I have ridden most Guzzi singles over the years including assorted types of FN including one that used by the Italian Navy - hello sailor! All Guzzi singles are fun to ride! The FN was originally built to a price for the military and being a mix of old (flat single cylinder dating back to 1921!) and new (12v system, wet sump lubrication) was not a great seller in its civilian guise. The addition of a big heavy and quite weak front TLS brake, all the enclosed bodywork, silly double silencer and shrouded forks makes it a heavy bike, almost 480lbs, but with little power, around a cliamed 26bhp. The flywheel is covered up so you don't even get that nice 'bacon slicer' look that you do on the older flat Guzzi singles. Plus I think I had read somewhere that some had reliability issues to do with the crank or bottom end. Anyway, I'm sure there are people who own them who love them but they are heavy plodders, but no doubt robust as they sold in good nukmbers to the Italian armed forces. Also depends if you like the looks or not. They lack the finesse of the earlier bikes, as well as being much heavier. The later Sahara models with single seat looked great but weren't imported into the UK. Otherwise if you can spend more get an earlier Falcone (not cheap nowadays) or maybe try an Airone 250 or a Lodola 235 which are great fun, and robust too. I'll try and dig out a pic of me on the navy machine.
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http://www.realclassic.co.uk/guzzi030218.html

This is what I meant to post.Could admin get rid of the photo above, please. Thanks, Computer Eejit.
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Good try Dave, one Brough and a stealth Guzzi!LOL
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I bought a NF Civile a while back, and Italianmotor just about sums up what they're like.  Apparently Mick Walker considers they're crap.  Mine has a red frame with white mudguards, tank and toolboxes.  Tarquin posted a pic of it on here ages ago, so you may be able to find it.
It was supposedly original, but has modern switch gear, and is fitted with the dynastart system, so it starts on the button.  it's also very easy to kick start, albeit it's on the left side of the bike.
On mine the fly wheel is totally exposed, which I reckon looks ace, but it can (does) scrub yer boots n trousers if you're not careful.  I've bought the inner and outer cases which enclose the flywheel but wont cover it up completely as I likes to see it spinning. Like every other bike it has good and bad points, but overall, I really enjoy riding it; it lopes along without any dramas, the gear change has to be thought out for 15 minutes before the actual operation, and provided it's done in a slow, considered manner, the change is quite good.  I've found the brakes to be fine; the front twin LS unit on mine is effective and I've not had any problems at all with either brake( I'm going out on it on Friday, so I've probably tempted fate in saying that)!!
As I/motor  says, the original 500 Falcone is the one to go for, but they command high prices.  I've been tempted to go for an Aerone which is the 250cc model but feel it may be too small for me, although it would make a gorgeous garage decoration.  
ps I've seen a few NF Civiles that have been sprayed red - they look great!
pps I fancy a Lodola, but I have to stop somewhere!!


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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

Good try Dave, one Brough and a stealth Guzzi!LOL


Sad ain't it.Computer numptiness abounds.
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I've just found it whilst editing this post, but the same option isn't available on the edit facility of the post in which I wish to delete the photo'. Doooh!!!

Edited by Dave P. - 08 Mar 2017 at 13:31
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2017 at 19:08
Not my cup of expresso but you have to admire the amount of skill and imagination that's gone into building it. 
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Feast your eyes on this take on a Nuovo Falcone belonging to a friend of mine!  It's shed a lot of weight but is still no ball of fire performance wise.  Definitely has charm though and benefits from the open bacon slicer.  Note the Laverda SF seat.

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Tis too blingy fer me....but thats the way to go with the NF.....try to pare it down weight wise...tis what we'd do.....and at the mo...they're still reasonable money....know of a good militaire....
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Love it, even if it doesn't go as well as it looks.
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Well, fate was duly tempted and delivered a smack in the chops when I set off on the NF on Friday.
First of all, it didn't want to start.  Then, when it fired up, it didn't want to run.  Removed NGK plug (is it a fake)? and replaced it with a Champion from my odds box, and off it went.  Off I went, too, but after a mile or so it wasn't a happy bunny, so I brought it home and took the 750T instead.  Good ride, decent pace and interesting country lanes duly explored.  I'll have a look in the carb of the NF when I've finished fence repairs and a few other bike related jobs!
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You didnt by any chance visit the Clox Back last year perchance ?....
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