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PostSubject: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:24 am

As I look through posts there are Grisos set up as off road bikes, cafe racers, track bikes, you name it.
One of the things about the GRiSO is that it doesn't neatly fit into a category.

Personally I see the GRiSO as a Gran Tourer. Compared to cars if the the MVs are a Lamborghini,
the GRiSO a classic Alfa Romeo.

The styling of the GRiSO is unique, there's nothing quite like it.
The setup of the GRiSO allows for comfortable riding all day and the fact that you have to use the gears
and ride takes it away from the cruiser concept. The 250 Klm range does mean having to plan your fuel stops or carry a reserve
but when doing serious touring you'll be using panniers and luggage anyway.

As with the cafe racers etc each of us has seen a particular concept in the GRiSO and customized our bikes to suit.

I'm wondering how others would classify their GRiSO ?

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:56 am

Spot on article, ymmv:
Que es?
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:10 pm

I call my GRiSO a "sport bike for olde phartes".

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:50 pm

SMTCapeCod wrote:
Spot on article, ymmv:
Que es?

Pretty good description. For me, it's a cafe racer inspired thing. But it has no real equivalent anywhere else.

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:58 pm

Truly unique
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:50 pm

Interesting question.  We discussed something similar a couple of years ago: see [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:49 pm

Meant as a muscle bike.
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:56 pm

Roadster
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:13 pm

How about we call a GRiSO















































a GRiSO - after all that's what it is.

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:04 pm

An intersting fact that I knew but had forgotten is that although GRiSO is an Italian fictional gangster, it also means Grey in Italian. Which is probably apt considering how old some of us are - GRiSO Power ?
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:13 pm

Yeah, I call it a gentleman's roadster.

Gentleman, for the most part, just meaning an older fella.

It's a pretty sexy bike for a guy in his 50s (at least).

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:06 pm

This is my GRiSO. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My GRiSO is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

Without me, my GRiSO is useless. Without my GRiSO, I am useless. I must ride my GRiSO true. I must ride faster than the enemy car driver trying to kill me. I must ride my GRiSO with increased agility before he rams me. I will ...

My GRiSO and I know that what counts on the road is not the clunk of our gearbox, the noise of our exhaust, nor the b-fuses that we burn. We know that it is the experience of the ride that counts. We will ride...

My GRiSO is human, even as I am human, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its electronics and its diagnostic software. I will keep my GRiSO clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will ...

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:18 pm

Haha, that is great, Timothy!!  cheers cheers cheers

( I agree with all you write so eloquently, except the promise to keep my GRiSO clean - I guess that matches me not always being that clean! )










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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:20 pm

Two wheels and a horn. It's a machine, an enjoyable machine but just a machine. I hate the anthropomorphising of machines. It's daft.

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:11 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
Two wheels and a horn. It's a machine, an enjoyable machine but just a machine. I hate the anthropomorphising of machines. It's daft.

It's all done in good fun Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:29 am

Yeah I see my GRiSO as an old guy mild mannered hooligan bike and back road burner. We have a lot of empty back roads here in Idaho.
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:33 am

Good question and not always easy to explain. Shes not a sports bike, shes not a tourer, nor a commuter, although she can with a few add-ons and in the right hands play a part in all three. I have always championed the oddball, bikes with a different persona, usually under the "character" umbrella where my riding buddies looked a me with pity.......especially some of the older Italian electrics and their shenanigans.
But on a good day when you are riding in that blissful moment where all the gear changes are sweet and corners are swept through with nonchalance and arrive at your destination with a big smile, turn to look again at her and those big jugs almost wink in reply, then you know why you purchased the best looking bike on the road bar none......in my opinion anyway

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:24 pm

Good to know that GRiSO is "gender fluid", I suppose.  Neutral

Edit: "Not that there's anything wrong with that.."


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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:27 pm

most see him as er, um, a him, however...
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:52 pm

bahamazoo wrote:
most see him as er, um, a him, however...


Sorry but no, Sofia is a true Italian classic with a pair of jugs like no other. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:44 pm

If you haven't heard, it a trans friendly world my friends.  The GRiSO can identify however it/they like.

Thumbs Up

Mine is more silver-back than otherwise, but there's plenty of sturdy gals who'd also fit the bill..

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:17 pm

In Italian is "il GRiSO", male..yet I keep on calling my bike .."her"...truly a unique bike..
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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:59 pm

I think the GRiSO is a complex joke.
Post ironic of course!

It makes me laugh and grimace

Advanced 1990s technology (in parts) bolted into a 1960s design.

Experimentally thin wiring,

enough electronics to make the electrics entertaining (to some).

The impression of unstoppable power with some parts so whimsical as to add a bit of stoppability

Makes me smile and laugh....mostly

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:18 pm

Evans wrote:
An intersting fact that I knew but had forgotten is that although GRiSO is an Italian fictional gangster, it also means Grey in Italian. Which is probably apt considering how old some of us are - GRiSO Power ?

Actually grey in Italian is Grigio. GRiSO remains the fictional character of Alessandro Manzoni : I promessi sposi (The Betrothed) and of course our beloved Moto Guzzi.

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PostSubject: Re: What is a GRiSO   What is a GRiSO Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:03 pm

In the eyes of my insurance company, the GRiSO is a sport-touring bike. I tried to tell them it was more “touring” than “sport” but they weren’t having it.

To me, it’s a beautifully designed, hand made naked bike with few bells and whistles an yet is a joy to look at, listen to and ride. Moto Guzzi may have a middle-aged or older target market but it sure makes us look muscular as we ride by!
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