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Originally posted by OldJohnboy OldJohnboy wrote:

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?
you made some very good points but how can u not love a red Guzzi frame
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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 16:42
Mind you, having had a closer look at the pictures, I do hope they do something about that front master cylinder on the production version, looks a bit incongruous. Overall though, o dfo like the looks and the red frame, but not the rest of the colour scheme.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 17:23
I didn't notice any of the colours actually just it's form.

Must have a low seat though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tarquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 19:25
I think that the colour scheme suits the bike perfectly and feel that it needs to be bright rather than reserved to go with the nature of the bike.

They have got the looks and colours bang on for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2017 at 19:39
As adventure bikes go, I like it Thumbs Up

80 bhp in a relatively light bike sounds tempting too, I hope they do a "V8" road bike soon...
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'All Moto Guzzi have always had legendary names. Today V85 asks for your participation: contribute to define the name of the bike and write with us the story of Moto Guzzi!'

Get your ideas in.

I'm struggling - Any thoughts?
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Heart mi amore....mi amore...Feck me that's beautiful. Oh god....If that's as nice as the Stelvio was and a lot less weight I'm off to cash me savings.  I had a Cagiva Elefant for a year or so (until the diesel monster caught me) and it was light, fast and comfy. If that's what the 85 is like then I'm sold.  And I like the colour scheme ...reminds me of something....my old Aprilia Tuareg.  Fate that's what it is..
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From what I have read, it's 80 BHP at the crankshaft (claimed).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 2017 at 05:24
Normally, I have an aversion to buying any newly introduced model of car or bike, I usually wait a year our two to see what experiences actual owners have and almost always, early production models of a new type have some issues that get sorted in later versions. However, I may make an exception here when it gets to production. Would still choose a different colour I expect- if a choice was available of course.
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

Originally posted by OldJohnboy OldJohnboy wrote:

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?
you made some very good points but how can u not love a red Guzzi frame


Oh I do, I do. Just not with that yellow/white scheme.
Now, a nice shade of grey  -  -  -  -  -  -  Big smile
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Originally posted by DavieL DavieL wrote:

'All Moto Guzzi have always had legendary names. Today V85 asks for your participation: contribute to define the name of the bike and write with us the story of Moto Guzzi!'

Get your ideas in.

I'm struggling - Any thoughts?


With the aid of Google Translate.

Tigre? (cheeky, but somehow sounds better than Tiger - which is what I currently ride)

Conquistare

(conquer, win, take, achieve, carry)

Vincere

(win, overcome, conquer, defeat, beat, vanquish)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 2017 at 12:16
Originally posted by OldJohnboy OldJohnboy wrote:



Oh I do, I do. Just not with that yellow/white scheme.
Now, a nice shade of grey  -  -  -  -  -  -  Big smile
Your other name isn't Major is it? LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 2017 at 12:23
I see suggested elsewhere
V85 "Nibbio".
It's a bird of prey living in Spain, Italy, Germany and north Africa. He loves absolutely wide open spaces.
Furthermore, "Nibbio" is a character of the historical novel "I Promessi Sposi", by Alessandro Manzoni.
"Griso" was a character of that novel too.
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Plug - 

Real name Percival Proudfoot Plugsley. A lanky, gangling character with a large overbite, two buck teeth and a wide nose.
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