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the above is pure fantasy the 2v motor is dead !!
I hope it isn't a V7 with throwback 1000s paint scheme.
Maybe Guzzi could take a lesson from (gasp!) BMW, who resurrected their last purely air/oil cooled engine and used it to power their R9T bikes. Seems to be working for them. The Guzzi 2v is a sweet engine, aside from the fact it is often called a 'lump.'
BMW have done well with their oil head in the R90T so Guzzi should make no plans for the future really? Whats not to say BMW and simply clearing out the old stock of oil heads while they are still tooled up for it and then as soon as Euro 4 drops the production line will will be immediately shut. Sure works for BMW they have a number of alternatives, Guzzi have zero and I doubt the capacity to keep two motor production lines open let alone one for a specific model.
I hope Guzzi is not still chasing BMW! They have done it for decades and it has almost never been successful.
I believe it could have been successful. At the time Guzzi offered the CARC bikes, (B11, 1200S, Norge, Stelvio,) they were building bikes that were competitive with BMW offerings. I'm a long-time BMW rider. and always thought that Guzzi could have ridden on the coattails of BMW by offering similar products at lesser price. Not even the price issue .... the Guzzi equivalent to the R1150RT was a wonderful bike (Norge) and the 1200S was competitive with the R1200RS. Electronically, maybe not. But Guzzi had the basic bikes to compete ....... just no good dealer network, and advertising that inspired no one in the USA to buy, other than those of us who already bought into the Guzzi mystique. It would have been depressing to be a Moto Guzzi engineer who designed the CARC bikes to witness the weak promotion these bikes received. Piaggio ..... take a hike! You have wonderful bikes and don't know what to do with them.Bob
But in the years that Guzzi built the (and I believe they were fantastic) CARC bikes, BMW leaped further ahead with hp, weight, and, farkles (electronic adjustable suspensions, TPMS, adjustable seats, grips, windshields, etc.).So they were still handily outpacing Guzzi at BMW's own game. The only thing Guzzi had/has going for it was/is the visceral feel. I don't mean to play that down but the rest is not insignificant.
Yeah ..... but Kev, half of that stuff is caca, and I think (with a decent dealer network) Guzzi could have appealed to the BMW community with bikes that offered all the stuff that we love, without all the high tech crap that offers so little to the overall riding experience. If the only reason BMW purchasers buy the new bikes is because of the farkles, then I will say I am really disappointed in the BMW riding community.I think they'd consider Guzzis if there was a reasonable dealer network.And of course, one has to remember MOA and RA clubs, both of which are the reason BMW still resonates with their owners ... there are two very active and large clubs that promote the brand.
On the "Clan" Website they're talking about showing something "....totally new, a world first, that will knock the socks off all Eagle of Mandello fans out there".Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
I will put on my socks on Tuesday and see what will happen
Seems the "clan" is prone to spouting nonsense . Dusty
To attract younger riders it will be a horizontal single, chain drive w/large output alt and big batt to operate all kinds of gizmo's and most of all social networks. It comes w/a Piaggio land drone that follows it around, just in case you need more crap.
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