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PostSubject: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:23 pm

Hello gents.And ladies?

Unlike most of you,I do not own a GRiSO.Heck,I`ve never even seen one in the flesh.
”Whaddya doin´here then” I hear you ask.
Well,I`ll tell ya.

While there is nothing wrong with what I ride,I want something else.
So of course I am using the interwebs looking at pics, reading reviews and getting caught up in specs.
A million horsepower, tad less torque, sixteen computers to run all the wizardry and whatnot else.
And butt ugly.
That is what a lot of bikes seems like (to me) today.
Ok,most new bikes would work well for me, and I would not mind owning one, but here is the crux, aside from a very few, none of them makes me say Do Want,NOW!

But here I am, years after I first laid eyes on a GRiSO(well, pics of one)and I still lust for one.
So I guess that I should just man up and get one.

But,I need to at least sit on one, or better yet, ride one.
And I am sceptical about the small tank.
And Italian quality, or lack thereof.
The last is based on absolutely zero personal experience, like most people.

Sorry for the wordy rambling.
And my less than stellar command of the Inglysshe language.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:17 pm

After 200km when the fuel light comes on, your arse will be begging for mercy anyway. Small tank issue solved.

After you've ridden one and there is that moment of clarity when you realise no other motorcycle will do, the dilemma of Italian 'quality' evaporates. You are now so enamoured with GRiSO that you would slither naked across broken glass and barbed wire to grab the screwdriver you need to adjust the Italian quality.

Just buy one.

Oh, get a 2013 or later model. OK?








Oh, and welcome.


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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:28 pm

Sounds like the seat is shite?
And pre-2013,is that when they changed to rollers,or are there other reasons?

Thanks for the welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:28 pm

I always loved the look and had one started for me at the shop. Then i sat on one and the ergonomics were and still are perfect for me. In the end i bought one without riding it!,but in a mile i was hooked, there are problems with them, the suspesion has taken some getting right, but now, for a road bike, its pretty good, then motor is a gem, the looks are fantastic, but most of all it has soul.

You will love it, oh and what beetle said about the seat, but i am going to do 1000 miles in a day next year on it!
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:44 pm

don't bother. buy a honakawayam instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:54 pm

Goose wrote:
Sounds like the seat is shite?


I found it good for about 150km. Then the pain/discomfort/urge to kill rises. I fixed it by buying a 3rd party saddle. YMMV.


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And pre-2013,is that when they changed to rollers,or are there other reasons?


Rollers. Change was (allegedly) mid 2012. Also, the 2014 models got a lighter clutch action.  I think. I might have made that one up.

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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:23 pm

Is the honakawayam better than a yamacatosuki?

150 km is a bit shorter than I hoped for,but a seat can be replaced quite easily.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:33 pm

Goose wrote:
Is the honakawayam better than a yamacatosuki?

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no.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:50 pm

Goose wrote:


150 km is a bit shorter than I hoped for,but a seat can be replaced quite easily.



Some have used woolly sheep, air cushions or inflatable butt implants to good effect.


Also, unless you have duck's disease, you may want to consider replacing the foot pegs for lowered units.


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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:13 pm

All new bikes have seats that suck.

But after riding them for a while, somehow the seat improves and it becomes no longer the reason for stopping.

Not sure whether the seat changes or my butt!
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:26 pm

I must have a cast iron butt. After my dirt bikes the GRiSO seat feels like a lounge chair.
To me the GRiSO is a thing of beauty, the frame, the suspended engine and the horizontal firm tits look great.
The bike suffers from minimal electrickery which is a positive imho. What you get is a unique bike that is a highly capable naked bike that tracks very well, has great torque and is so very enjoyable to ride. It can be chugged along when one is in a sedate mood or given the berries for a lively turn of speed.
I have other bikes including the latest Multistrada which is terrific but no more so than my GRiSO but for entirely differing reasons.
Might I suggest you get a ride on one and find out if it suits your riding style/requirements. I would not be surprised if you report back with a GRiSO in your shed.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:40 am

Welcome,

What everyone else has said, oh and get a black one. they're the fastest Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:54 am

1. Corbin seat solves Major Bumsore.
2. Moto Guzzi has been making mechanics out of riders since 1921.
3. The beauty of using out of date electronics, is they are more reliable than the electrikery leaders, Ducati and BMW. (I tow lots of them with warranty issues)
4. What's not fixable on the Ghetto, can't be fixed by the Dalai Lama, Mohammed or Peter Roper.
5. When the last new GRiSO is sold, 2nd hand versions will only get dearer.

So go find one, ride it, buy it and be happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:05 am

Corbin solved my arse soreness problems too. 1" lower pegs add a little width but help the knees. Also tossed some adjustable bar risers to deal with my shortish arms. Now I can easily ride to the low fuel light.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:26 am


Reading GRiSO reviews,quite a few mention that it is not fast.
110 hp and 80 lb/ft on 500 lbs surely cannot be slow?
Are they comparing it to the last R1 they rode, or am I missing something?
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:48 am

It won't accelerate like an R1, or Hayabusa, or Tuono. It'll take to to go-to-gaol speeds, and pull you through the twisties at stupid fast speeds. What more do you want?
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:07 am

I am certain it is more than adequate for my needs,I just wanted to hear your thoughts on what people write.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:07 am

My friend of many years test rode a 2007 when they were new and pronounced the seat the most comfortable he had ever ridden. He is still riding that bike with the stock seat today.

I am not a fast rider but I had the opportunity to take my 2013 SE out on a track day. I saw three digits pretty quickly and ran out of straight before I ran out of GRiSO. Fast enough.

My neighbor tells me he has a Hayabusa but I have never seen it. Either he never rides it or it is faster than light and therefore undetectable.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:26 pm

I said it before...a capable rider on a GRiSO is a very good combo.
Yes it can be plenty fast, not the fastest that's all.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:36 pm

Every time it rained I was faster on my GRiSO than 2 mates on their dreaded Hyabullshiters.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:42 pm

Hi mate, took me 10 years as well. Finally bought one 12 months ago - one of the best things I've ever done. Believe me after 1000kms, any thoughts of small tank (I get over 200kms) and hard seat... and what else?... will seem inconsequential.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:24 am

Goose wrote:

Reading GRiSO reviews,quite a few mention that it is not fast.
110 hp and 80 lb/ft  on 500 lbs surely cannot be slow?
Are they comparing it to the last R1 they rode, or am I missing something?

Its not fast, its quick, point to point. up to 90/100mph it will hang on to the older speed triples and its as fast/faster than an aircooled Ducati, although a new 821 will have it licked (just!)

but thats not the point, if you are after a fast bike this is not the one, i have never been over 125mph and although everyone says it will do 140mph, i have never had to bother (whereas i used to all the time on the previous triumph)

A friend rode mine recently and said it felt like a V8, its has sumptuous grunt. My group of frinds ride the following, including European tours and apart from the odd "i wonder how fast this goes" i am never left wanting.

Panagale, R1, Tuono, Fireblade, GSXR1000, fazer 1000, Monster 1200r, RSV4, you get the idea!
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:11 pm

Welcome, Goose. First of all, there's nothing wrong with your English, most of us can't speak a word of Swedish, so no need for you to apologize. Secondly, the GRiSO seat is uncomfortable for some asses, but I put 80,000 km on my first GRiSO on a stock seat and found it quite comfortable. As far as speed, unless you're a racer, I suspect you'll find the GRiSO is plenty fast enough, especially on a good twisty mountain road. Granted, it's not the bike for everyone, but most everybody on this forum is in love with his/her GRiSO. Take one out for a long test drive and decide for yourself. It's by far my favorite bike I've ever owned.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:40 pm

Thanks for the help guys.
Aside from a hankering for a Tuono,no idea why,I am not interested in any of the sportsbikes or rocketships ala Hayabusa.
I do own a sportsbike,but it is track use only.

One more question,which years were the Tenni produced?
I really like green paint and tan seat.
Some 2016 models on sale now,tempting,tempting,even though they are not the colour I would prefer.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy.   Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:19 pm

I think 2010 was the Tenni year-they do look smart don't they
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