Well, I got invited.
Long term GRiSO owner I owned one of the first 1100's to come to Australia. Bought in 2006.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Sold in 2008 to purchase one of the first 1200's outside Europe. Originally white I soon took the opportunity to make it a bit more to my vulgar liking :-D [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Since then its got even more colourful! Unfortunately since Flickr have completely screwed up their bloody site I can't seem to easily post pics any more!
Anyway, I run a small Guzzi business in rural New South Wales in Australia and an a bit of an 8V evangelist. I believe that the GRiSO, especially in its 8V form is the best bike to come out of Mandello since 1973. It has looks, character, is robust and reliable and offers a level of individuality and fun sorely lacking in many other machines with less charm.
No, its not the fastest or best handling motorbike in the world but its fast enough and handles well enough and as a 'Road' bike it is second to none. I really can't see myself ever selling mine and will be riding it as long as I'm able to ride. There are and will be other bikes but the GRiSO for me is and will remain a very special machine.
If people have technical queries? Fire away in the appropriate sub forum. If I can help out I'll try to.