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I bought this 2012 GRiSO 8VSE;[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I bought it from a fellow in Chicago, who only owned it a few months, then had to sell, due to an upcoming hip replacement
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So, it was purchased new in St. Louis last year (from a now-closed Guzzi dealer), sold by a different dealer(Moto Europa, St Louis) to Tiger_One (Louisiana). He was awesome enough to install some very nice suspension upgrades (Race Tech R shock, front springs), and install a very nice fuel map! He then sold it to the dude in Chicago, who installed the Guzzi windshield and Stucchi rear rack, along with a brand new set of Michelin PR4s!
It also has the Mistral Cone slip-on muffler w/db killer.
Are y'all with me so far?
So...I purchased it last month, checked/changed oils, filters, valves, etc. Just got GuzziDiag running, reset TPS, saved map, etc.
That's where I am today! I've put over 1,000 miles on it since last month, and she runs very well. I rode it last weekend to the Peoria TT, where she sat in a sea of HD Black & Chrome, stealing the looks of most savvy passers-by with her sexy Tenni livery!!
The thing I am most surprised by, is the handling - SO Solid around the turns!!
Me? I'm just an average American motor-cycle junkie, with a garage full of Italian, Jap, & British metal. E. Engineer for the US Gubmint.
Sorry so long-winded!