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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2018 at 22:08
And surprisingly quick.
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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 2018 at 08:13
I hope he washed all that salty water and sand off properly. 
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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 2018 at 10:15
Yes, I was wondering if they scrapped the bike after the film was made. Don't think I would want to buy it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2018 at 10:30
Scrapped after film? Washed it after?  Gods, what does it matter? The purpose of publicity is to sell the bikes, and if they trash a few in the making of that publicity, that would be perfectly normal.

Anyway, if it's some other bloke's bike, and he's having a blast on it, bloody good luck to him. Plenty of other ways to get a bike in a far sh*ttier state, riding the UK roads throughout the year.
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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 2018 at 10:57
I think you just might be in danger of taking tongue in cheek comments on this forum seriously...
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Could be. Thanks for the reminder. I'll just stand back and make room for that chap carrying an ironing board to come through...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2018 at 11:07
Scrapped it...didn't the circus want it back?Tongue
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2019 V85: 48 MPG (claimed)
1979 T3: 46 MPG (actual)

What is this Euro 4 fuel efficiency baloney ?

I believe MotoPete has it right in questioning how relevant the quoted mpg is.  My scepticism on the advertised 48 mpg is that my Guzzi 1200 is weighed down with Cat. Convertor & Euro 3 requirements, produces an uneconomical 100 hp, yet gives 50+ mpg at worst and often 60 mpg on long trips.  Those are Actual figures, all the mileage is Guzzi's own so only as accurate as the odometer. I've covered 300 motorway miles on a tankful - which holds 5 UK gallons.

And indeed the Euro 4 doesn't mention fuel economy, the standard limits "emissions of gaseous pollutants".

A Euro 1 compliant bike (1999) still produces 11x the greenhouse gas CO and 15x the H/C of the V85 Euro 4 bike. An amazing achievement. I can only imagine how much contamination a T3 or indeed any pre-Euro 1 motorcycle is pumping out of its exhausr.

2020 and we get Euro5.  Who wants to be an engine designer?

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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 2018 at 17:11
Originally posted by TooJuicy TooJuicy wrote:

And indeed the Euro 4 doesn't mention fuel economy, the standard limits "emissions of gaseous pollutants".

A Euro 1 compliant bike (1999) still produces 11x the greenhouse gas CO and 15x the H/C of the V85 Euro 4 bike. An amazing achievement. I can only imagine how much contamination a T3 or indeed any pre-Euro 1 motorcycle is pumping out of its exhaust.

Euro 1 is permitted to produce, not actually produce.

And as I said earlier, that 48 mpg is miles per US gallon, not imperial gallon. It equates to over 57 mpg imp.
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So. 450+lbs full? Thats not too lardy these days...is it? My so called economical nc750 is 225kg. Mind you, it'll do 65mpg or so. But,it's as boring as fook! I like the look of the V85 and thats one reason I'd buy the bugger. I'm tall too, so the seat isn't an issue.  But at 10 1/2 biggies I'd have to look elsewhere - like a used Stelvio. And they're thirsty. Heavy too but a good solid bike even in the wet. 

So, it looks like I won't be buying a V85.  OTH, I have been looking at an early multistrada. Ugly? Yis...but light and cheap.  Decisions descisions
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 2018 at 13:31
Don't the chaos at Piaggio get anyone that can actually speak English to read their marketing stuff after they have put it through the mangle of Google translation? 
Extract from their latest update about the V85 sent to me from the marketing bods:

functionality and design intermingle without a solution of continuity. 

What does that tripe mean? Too much flowery language in these continental or releases:



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 2018 at 13:33
Oops! Brian could you shorten that hyperlink a tad perhaps? Beyond me I am afraid 😨 sorry about that!

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Oh sugarlumps. It doesn't work anyway! Will try to edit it.
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Well it is working now but I don't know how make it into 'here' as opposed to a string of gobbledygook!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 2018 at 13:54
Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:

Don't the chaos at Piaggio get anyone that can actually speak English to read their marketing stuff after they have put it through the mangle of Google translation? 




The problem is, did Piaggio really want Moto Guzzi when they bought Aprilia, the differing investment in the two companies suggests not. I think given a free choice Piaggio would have just bought Aprilia leaving Guzzi to its own devices, fortunately for us the two were inseparable.

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