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    Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 17:07
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The engine is a two-cylinder 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc which, thanks to its complete redesign, has 80 HP of maximum power. A truly rewarding performance is assured on every route as well as guaranteeing to the V85 all the character and responsive acceleration Moto Guzzi is famed for.                
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I like that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ruf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 17:38
horrible, but i think most new bikes are...changing the colours might improve it, too much going on, paint it red or black
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 17:46
I think it's great The colour is a nod to the NTX

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Reminiscent of the Dakar model.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 19:12
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

Reminiscent of the Dakar model.

for someone like me Guzzi could be onto a winner if the engine as got the GUTZI factor
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 19:19
I asked my non-bike-knowledgeable wife what she thought of it. And surprisingly, she had an opinion: it doesn’t look like a guzzi, it looks like an alpine or transalp thinghy

I don’t like it. Guzzi needs a new motor than the small block. Sorry I had 3 small blocks and want to move on
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 19:55
I like the sound of that but agree about the dodgy colour scheme. I had all but resigned myself to buying a Vstrom next spring but I shall think again . very much depends on how it performs in the flesh of course.

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Much to my surprise I quite like it....apart from the colour scheme.
Is this not Stelvio territory though??

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 05:24
Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

Much to my surprise I quite like it....apart from the colour scheme.
Is this not Stelvio territory though??

OK, tell me why I'm wrong.
I hope it's alot lighter than a stelvio , if Guzzi get the engine performance right and a light bike it might be possible to pick it back up for a wimp like me for when you drop it off road . Now Guzzi need a full on sports bike .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 07:44
It's still a small block so going to be far lighter, and lower in seat height, than a Stelvio. They say it's a new frame too, but how different, I don't know.
Maybe the full tech spec will appear sometime soon.
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i been on MCN page and this bike makes me sit up and take note , for me there is nothing not to like .It would be good to see it at the Dragon rally covered in mud . I also like that Royal Enfield Himalayan . Small blocks are fine by me Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OldJohnboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 13:10
I think it appears to be a very good effort.
My own preference would be for a more sober colour scheme (lose the red painted frame?).

The thing that puts me off buying another Guzzi, more than anything else, is the disconnect between those who take the money and those who pay it. I currently ride a Triumph; They're not the best at customer service, but they've not (as far as my experience goes) descended to the indifference that Piaggio/MG apparently have.
Sorry if I appear to be going off topic, but I think that they'd sell tons of bikes if customer confidence in their after-sales service (and attitude) was a lot higher.
What is the point of producing shiny new bikes, and then treating dealers and customers as if they don't count for anything?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 14:22
Can't disagree, but the bikes are so good aren't they. I think some of the dealers are pretty poor too though.
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I rather like it. It has a more integrated look to me that the bitty offerings from Triumph and others. If I was in the market for this type of bike I would be tempted.
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