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beetle
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:45 pm

So, it's a V7 then?



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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:47 pm

When my wife walked into the hangar and saw the GRiSO she asked "whos it that", to which I responded, "it's ours, what do you think". The arms were then folded and I heard "I'm not getting on that thing", which led me to reply ...."then I guess it's mine". I really like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:30 pm

On her infrequent visits to the shop she says, Oh is that the new one, Its pretty honey. I love her!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:42 pm

When I brought my Sport home, my wife was away. When she arrived back she said "Show me what you spent all that money on". I did, she just sat and looked at it for several minutes, then said "It's beautiful". Both of them are, and keepers too!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:35 pm

beetle wrote:
So, it's a V7 then?


The topic is still under discussion.   Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:59 pm

No longer under discussion.  It will be a GRiSO.    Very Happy     I found two at AF1 Racing and am partial to the Rosso Trophy color.  The bike is a demonstrator with 298 miles on the clock.  Any reason that I should be concerned about buying a demo bike?  I figure I would change the fluids upon receipt since the bike has been in service as a demonstrator and the fluids are probably 1-2 years old.  

There are also two Grisos in San Diego at a place called GP Motorcycles.  Does anyone on the forum have an opinion or experience with that shop?  They have mostly good reviews and their prices are competitive with AF1.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:19 am

FrontRangeRider wrote:
..... Any reason that I should be concerned about buying a demo bike? .....

Back at 2006, I bought my 1100 that was a demo bike. Its the very first GRiSO that came to Greece, the one that was borrowed to the local motorcycle magazines to try, and to potential buyers for test ride... It was even borrowed to a member of the local Guzzi club, to participate at a tourist-endurance competition.

I bought it, thinking "So what? How delicate is that thing? Having no crash signs, whats the probabilyty for even a moron to have damage it?"

May be lucky, this thought was correct...
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:25 am

I purchased a 2017 'demo' V7 III. Turns out it had all of 3 miles on it, presumably from riding it between a trailer and display stand. I took the $1K discount and have been very happy with the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:08 am

When I went for a demo ride, the dealer escorted me the whole time. They wouldn't let you do anything stupid. So I guess you could say that the condition of the demo bike depends on the dealer, and how the dealer operates.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:11 pm

Thanks to all of you who provided feedback and advice.  I have a 2016 GRiSO on the way from AF1 Racing.      cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:17 pm

Cool! I just got back from my first ride of the year! Plus 9 degrees Celsius today, and sunny.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:33 pm

Congrats, FRR! Glad it worked out. I have a son, 2 nephews, a brother in law and an old buddy out there. We get out about twice a year.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 pm

Nice one FFR, Enjoy! Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Colorado Springs   Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:10 am

Congratulations!
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