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PostSubject: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 pm

So Saturday was the first day in a while that our new found climate change decided to stop raining long enough that I could take the toys out of the garage.
I pumped up the tyres on the two bikes that are rideable, a V11 Cafe Sport, all resplendent in new rubber and extra carbon fibre fandangly bits and my GRiSO SE.
Flip a coin and the new acquired V11 is rolled out the door and fired up. This is its first real ride since purchased 4months ago, real being around bends and up and down mountains and such like normal riding should be rather than to single brief stint to the shop for a front tyre and roadworthy.
This time, with proper air pressure in the front tyre and tread, the bike steered beautifully and tracked over bumps, powered past cars, sounded great, ran great.. all was good with the world. .... and, if the story ended here, I wouldn't have written this post.

So after an hour of joyful riding, I get home and swap rides to the GRiSO.
I basically cover the same route I had just been on, but something was wrong, very wrong. The GRiSO sounds slightly angry, snarls when the throttle opens and when judicial use of the right hand is forgotten, it reminds you not to take riding it so lightly. I had surpassed my V11 turnaround point and had been joined by some fellow riders and my subconscious had decided that I should keep riding forth.
At the lights that signal a downhill run over the "goat track" - a single lane part of the road along a sheer cliff too narrow for a two way road, my comrades on their sport bikes and coloured cow suits gave me that look. That smug look, 180hp look. Thats when the exhaust sound turned from angry to fire breathing dragon mode.

I took off down the hill, bumpy, tight, then 500mtrs later, opening up to an undulus carving through the trees, round a set of tight 20km/hr bends, between rocky outcrops and on to the local village 10minutes later. It wasn't until I arrived at the cafe and started to walk in did the other three arrive. I stood in line and ordered the local dish, stewed beef pieces in gravy held together with pastry. People usually call it a pie, but this tasted a whole lot more than the sum of three letters deserved to taste.

I sat there, beguiled by the beast parked in front, slightly overwhelmed by oxytocin and just glad to be out of the house on such a day.

It was there that my conudrum appeared out of nowhere. I felt nothing for the V11. It was sedate compared to the GRiSO, somewhat boring even and worse still, I couldnt recall anything that it did that was better than the GRiSO. It didnt brake as well, it didnt handle as well and it certainly didnt go as well. mmmm.
I have another V11, fully customised, snorting, fun flickable, more sporty.

I looked through the ads for bikes and I just can't find anything 2nd hand that lights a fuse? I have a cruiser and carver in the GRiSO, I have something funky and different in my custom, I can't think of anytime the Cafe Sport would win out between these other two, so sell it I guess...

If you have made it this far, then I have a question. If you could get another bike, what tickles your fancy?
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:36 pm


What are these "other" motorcycles you speak of?

GRiSO says "no".




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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:53 pm

That is exactly the problem..
I was contemplating everything, aprilia rsv4 - too sporty, hd sportster roadster - slower crapier GRiSO, audace - too cruisy not enough sport, triumph rocket - new version looks OK old version too lardy..
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:25 am

GRiSO is always my go to bike. The rest are all expendable, and bought right so I can always get my investment back. That being said, if a Tuono came along at a bargain price I would buy it. Maybe a Brutale.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:14 am

Have you ever ridden a Motus? Thank heavens they're no longer in business. I test rode one several months after buying the GRiSO. Big mistake. I offered to trade the CBR-XX, GRiSO, very low mile '79 CBX, nearly new Honda Shadow, and a Super Sherpa for a used demo. They said sure, pony up an additional $15,000US.

So, yes, there IS a bike I like better than the GRiSO, but not that much better.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:56 am

Yeah, I've seen the MOTUS but its not an option in Australia. Nor the price and a few of the other issues which has seen their demise. The concept is great though.
I'd probably consider the local version of them DrysdaleV8 first. Still... the price is a hurdle too high.


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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:08 pm

The V11 is, after all, an "updated" & re-civilised version of the proper 1100 Sport (the carbed one). Try the 1100 Sport - for its character & engagement. Otherwise, perhaps one of the early RSV Miile's (dead reliable) or the Ducati hyper motard - light, with grunt & clearance. Did a trip with one of these recently - impressive. I was on the V7, so it was "out of sight" most of the time.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:57 pm

Trying to decide on what would be an appropriate next companion for the GRiSO right now (as upgrade from Shiver 750). Thoughts are one of the following, in order:

Tuono - but more power than I really need or want
Street Triple 765 RS - but not sold on triples, also no lean sensitive TC/ABS (since I’m going sporty)
Speed Triple RS - but might be bigger/beefier than I really want, also not sold on triples
Streetfighter 848 - but lacks modern electronics and has weird rear tire size
Monster 1200S - but feeling like it won’t be sufficiently sportier than the GRiSO to be worth it

Thinking the Streetfighter V2 will be perfect but oh so pricey and wishing Aprilia had put some guts in the upcoming midsize Tuono (120+ area HP).

Also hoping for an updated GRiSO with modern electronics and at least 1200 8V power profile.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:13 am

I feel the other bikes in the garage need to compliment the GRiSO, not compete with the GRiSO.

So I have a Quota! Shocked Comfortable, easy going Moto Guzzi. But I can't really trust it for long multi day trips ... so ...

I have a 2018 V-Strom 1000. Comfortable, reliable, nice motor, handles well, great for multi day trips on smallest of backroads. Mechanic'ing on the Vee is oil & filter changes and oiling the chain.

My V7 iii Racer was my first Moto Guzzi and it is just too pretty to sell.

So basically match bike to mood/desire of the day. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:10 am

I have a similar situation, but it causes me no grief because I like them both and I am a Guzzi hoarder!

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO first world issue   GRiSO first world issue Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:30 pm

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I enjoy a run on this old uncivilized sport once and a while. The straight cut gears and the mistrals sing a good song.
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