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MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:30:20 PM »
I would like to see Moto Guzzi bring back the 1100cc style bike.  The EV is an excellent bike for around town and long trips.  Last year my son purchased a 2015 Cali cruiser which he loves, but its too big for me, forward controls, and the clearance sucks.  Almost sounds like I'm describing a Harley, only good for straight smooth highway riding.

Moto Guzzi, please bring back a sport cruiser/tourer in the 1100cc.  Maybe a V11 similar to the EV.

I'm looking to replace my EV in less than 2 years and really don't think the V9 will be a good replacement. 


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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 02:06:33 PM »
I'm afraid about the only way to have a voice is to vote with your wallet.  Buy a motorcycle you like, and reward whatever manufacturer built it for their effort.  Life's too short to stress about Moto Guzzi's product line if you're not happy with it.  I know I'm not either.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 02:16:44 PM »
Find a pre-owned example of a late model EV with low miles, buy it, ride it, and be happy.   :bike-037:
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 02:36:39 PM »
If you like your EV, why replace it? They last a LONG time, if it needs repairs, do that.

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 03:02:47 PM »
I'm happy with the mix I have.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 03:50:01 PM »
Find a pre-owned example of a late model EV with low miles, buy it, ride it, and be happy.   :bike-037:

...and if you've got "new-bike money" set aside, spend some of it on super suspension, fabulous farkles, and great gear. You'll have spent more than the bike is "worth", but still far less than a new bike. Or conduct a restoration/upgrade of your current bike.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 05:27:16 PM »
why not an update to the last LeMans line?  a sporty tourer based on  1400+ power plant.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 05:48:27 PM »
why not an update to the last LeMans line?  a sporty tourer based on  1400+ power plant.

Because the parent company has decided that Ducati Aprilia will now be the subsidiary that makes motorcycles for that crowd.

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 05:50:25 PM »
Why don't you think the V9 would fill the role. Similar hp/weight ratio, slightly smaller/lighter, shorter wheelbase (so is it physical size?).
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 06:08:39 PM »
I would like to see Moto Guzzi bring back the 1100cc style bike.  The EV is an excellent bike for around town and long trips.  Last year my son purchased a 2015 Cali cruiser which he loves, but its too big for me, forward controls, and the clearance sucks.  Almost sounds like I'm describing a Harley, only good for straight smooth highway riding.

Moto Guzzi, please bring back a sport cruiser/tourer in the 1100cc.  Maybe a V11 similar to the EV.

I'm looking to replace my EV in less than 2 years and really don't think the V9 will be a good replacement.

Piaggio are not going to 'Bring back' anything and most certainly not the big block 2V engine. Good lord! It's been out of production for five years and still people carry on about it! :rolleyes:

The thing is if you really like your Cali why not keep it? Why the need to change it? They are eminently rebuildable. Why not just have someone competent go through it end to end over winter? You'll end up with an effectively *New* bike and it will almost certainly be cheaper than purchasing a NEW new motorbike and you'll have the machine you wanted! Win!

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 06:14:28 PM »
 Wait Pete , they aren't building the 2 valve BB anymore ?  :shocked: Damn , I must have missed the memo  :laugh:

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 06:25:05 PM »
Millepercento dealership, in Milan, has already developped the bike I want, Guzzi just needs to copy it:
https://youtu.be/sRXFJgejB7k

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 06:30:18 PM »
   A shaft drive Ducati Monster !
Millepercento dealership, in Milan, has already developped the bike I want, Guzzi just needs to copy it:
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 07:31:47 PM »
Because the parent company has decided that Ducati will now be the subsidiary that makes motorcycles for that crowd.

 :shocked:

Ducati are not owned by Piaggio?    Don't you mean Aprilia?
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2017, 07:41:23 PM »
:shocked:

Ducati are not owned by Piaggio?    Don't you mean Aprilia?

Yes, I sure did.  Oops.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2017, 09:48:01 PM »
Millepercento dealership, in Milan, has already developped the bike I want, Guzzi just needs to copy it:
https://youtu.be/sRXFJgejB7k



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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2017, 10:08:12 PM »
why not an update to the last LeMans line?  a sporty tourer based on  1400+ power plant.

I Like you you're funny you used the words moto guzzi 1400cc and sporty in the same sentence, There is nothing remotely sporty about the 1400.

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2017, 05:31:04 AM »
Why don't you think the V9 would fill the role. Similar hp/weight ratio, slightly smaller/lighter, shorter wheelbase (so is it physical size?). 

If he's like me, it's the physical size.  I've looked at the V7's and 9's and, at 5'11" with a 32" inseam, they are just too small for comfortable, loaded touring.  My riding position puts me back on part of the passenger's seat with not enough room for the equipment I normally carry.

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2017, 05:33:00 AM »
If he's like me, it's the physical size.  I've looked at the V7's and 9's and, at 5'11" with a 32" inseam, they are just too small for comfortable, loaded touring.  My riding position puts me back on part of the passenger's seat with not enough room for the equipment I normally carry.
Really? That's weird cause I'm fine at 5'10" / 32"

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2017, 06:00:56 AM »
That's it exactly Kev!! 

Now behind you in that 8-10" of space I need to carry my tent and tarp in a rectangular soft bag, my sleeping equipment in a mid-size Ortlieb dry bag and a camping chair.  Wit those things in place, I'm pushed forward and am not comfortable and nothing is worse than sitting for 6-8 hours per day in an uncomfortable position.

Nice picture though.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2017, 06:13:38 AM »


That's it exactly Kev!! 

Now behind you in that 8-10" of space I need to carry my tent and tarp in a rectangular soft bag, my sleeping equipment in a mid-size Ortlieb dry bag and a camping chair.  Wit those things in place, I'm pushed forward and am not comfortable and nothing is worse than sitting for 6-8 hours per day in an uncomfortable position.

Nice picture though.

Ha ha, that's at least an Italian foot. [emoji23]

I know I've packed a tent, Ortlieb drybag etc. back there too, but I'm sure it's just a difference in preferences or how we sit. No biggie.

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2017, 06:58:01 AM »
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2017, 07:22:09 AM »
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2017, 08:59:12 AM »
If MG did bring back the sport cruiser how many of us would buy one?
I am reminded of people saying if the Japanese big three brought back the UJM people would buy it.
Every time tjey have they are discontunuef due to slow sales.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 11:14:22 AM »
Because the parent company has decided that Ducati Aprilia will now be the subsidiary that makes motorcycles for that crowd.

I know what you meant.

But as a point of comparison, BMW makes several models of sport tourers with twin, 4 and 6 cylinders.   Since the 1400 tooling exists, you'd think that.............  But on the other hand, bean counters are thinking economies of scale and market share. 
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2017, 11:16:16 AM »
I Like you you're funny you used the words moto guzzi 1400cc and sporty in the same sentence, There is nothing remotely sporty about the 1400.

I did say based on 1400 powerplant

I like you too and we're both funny.  :laugh:
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2017, 11:24:04 AM »
If MG did bring back the sport cruiser how many of us would buy one?
I am reminded of people saying if the Japanese big three brought back the UJM people would buy it.
Every time tjey have they are discontunuef due to slow sales.

I'd seriously consider one if it delivers on performance and style and I had a warm fuzzy on the reliability and maintainability. 
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2017, 11:44:45 AM »
Thats one.
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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2017, 12:11:02 PM »
My riding position puts me back on part of the passenger's seat with not enough room for the equipment

That, sir, is a seriously high-class problem   :bow:

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Re: MG, Bring Back the Sport/Cruiser
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2017, 12:43:32 PM »
Because the parent company has decided that Ducati will now be the subsidiary that makes motorcycles for that crowd.

Not unless Volkswagen now owns Guzzi, or Piaggio bought Ducati. Are you thinking of Aprilia? If so, they don't make a bike like that either; the Tuono is not a highway bike, and the Caponord is up against the Multistrada.
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