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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #180 on: April 28, 2021, 07:13:17 AM »
Where Iím at in center NC all the major brands have nice facilities within 30 minutes of my area. There is only one MG dealership, so itís been said but very iffy from my experience, 100 miles away. The one time I tried to use them a few months ago the service for a basic tune up the service manager recommended that I take my bike elsewhere because they had no certification MG mechanic at the time. Therefore very few new Guzzi bike will be sold to either the younger or older riders in NC.

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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #181 on: April 29, 2021, 05:19:52 AM »
Other than a tiny Honda shop, everything is an hour or more away. 

Sloans is 3 hour round trip where I bought my Moto Guzzi.  Triumph, Ducati,  BMW are on the other side of major cities from me so they are out.

You know Im kind if in the same boat..  Used to be a Yamaha shop right in town, but they closed over the winter. Were good at driving new costumers away anyways..  Other then that I have about a 35-45 min trip to get to any bike dealer, of any brand. Im about 2 hours from Hamlins..  Not too bad really.
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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #182 on: April 29, 2021, 08:14:06 AM »
NO, It's not pronounced "moder goosy"

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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #183 on: April 29, 2021, 09:59:51 AM »
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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #183 on: April 29, 2021, 09:59:51 AM »

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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #184 on: April 29, 2021, 11:17:31 AM »
 Moto Guzzi will survive as long as there is a market for motorbikes . The company won't grow or shrink much over the next several years .

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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #185 on: April 29, 2021, 06:16:11 PM »
Not trying to beat a dead horse but I really want to throw this in.
I just returned from an evening ride to the local seafood dinner and rode my little 02 Stone, what a fine motor this is. Unless our beloved company knows something we simply donít know, only a group of fools for leadership would discontinue such a wonderful line of machines.
Sorry If a little blunt and no disrespect intended towards anyoneís opinion on this forum but sometimes something needs to be said and this is one of those times🤔😂😉
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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #186 on: April 29, 2021, 06:22:49 PM »
Not trying to beat a dead horse but I really want to throw this in.
I just returned from an evening ride to the local seafood dinner and rode my little 02 Stone, what a fine motor this is. Unless our beloved company knows something we similar donít know, only a group of fools for leadership would discontinue such a wonderful line of machines.
Sorry If a little blunt and no disrespect intended towards anyoneís opinion on this forum but sometimes something needs to be said and this is one of those times🤔😂😉

I feel exactly the same way about the abandonment of the CARC series.

I really like what they have done with the small block and the v85 and the new v7 and v9, but in my thinking the 1200 Sport and GRiSO were pinnacle motorcycles.

I think through parts of an engineering and some creativity they could easily put out 850cc Sport and Sport touring motorcycles that would satisfy people like myself. But let's be honest, that market is not very strong, and Moto Guzzi does not have a strong entry due to lower horsepower etc. If you really want to see innovation, just look at another Italian brand... AKA Ducati and look at what they have done with their scrambler line. Should also point out that they have done more than simple paint and decal changes between the various models. They have really fleshed out the scrambler chassis.



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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #187 on: April 29, 2021, 10:03:08 PM »
Donít you think maybe Ducati draws more of the younger crowd that MG does? Every time I go to the Dragons Tail I see several younger guys dressed in leathers, and I donít mean the Brando style leather, on the Ducati but Iíve never seen anyone but older guys, like me, on a Moto Guzzi. In fact Iíve never seen a young person on a Guzzi of any style. Why might that be?

     I think it's part of the old win on Saturday sell on Monday philosophy; even if Ducati isn't on top of the racing game, they're in it, even if it's only pretend on the street.

     The local, young Ricky racer crowd (including the girls) are into Ducatis, GSXR's, Ninjas, KTMs, Aprillias, CBRRs, even BMWs that riding demographic would never consider a guzzi.

     The local, young retro/hipster/cafe racer riders seem to like the look, vibe and mystique about guzzis, but having one horrible dealer that hates the brand and literally no dealer support kills most of the interest.

      In my area, if you're not set up with a garage, tools, and a willingness to learn to do the work yourself, a guzzi is a hard sell,
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Re: What is the future for MG?
« Reply #188 on: April 30, 2021, 09:29:43 AM »
     I think it's part of the old win on Saturday sell on Monday philosophy; even if Ducati isn't on top of the racing game, they're in it, even if it's only pretend on the street.

     The local, young Ricky racer crowd (including the girls) are into Ducatis, GSXR's, Ninjas, KTMs, Aprillias, CBRRs, even BMWs that riding demographic would never consider a guzzi.

     The local, young retro/hipster/cafe racer riders seem to like the look, vibe and mystique about guzzis, but having one horrible dealer that hates the brand and literally no dealer support kills most of the interest.

      In my area, if you're not set up with a garage, tools, and a willingness to learn to do the work yourself, a guzzi is a hard sell,
Same here in my neck of the county. Iím fortunate to have a 40+ year Honda mechanic who worked for a dealership that had MG in the past and he does all my maintenance work and more simply repairs if necessary however no major motor work, which I more than likely wonít ever need.


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