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PostSubject: Almost Sinned   Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:41 pm

Forgive me father, for I almost sinned.

So, I don't think I am much different than most of the posters on this board. A new bike comes out, the itch needs to be scratched.

I went to look at the R 9T. Nice bike, but nah.

I went to look at the new Monster 821. Very exciting, but too much.

As I was riding through the roads of Ventura County, CA, on a nice leisurely ride - 3rd gear - 5,000 RPM - 58mph all I could hear looping in my head was Pavarotti singing La Dona e Mobile.

I LOVE THIS FUCKING BIKE.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:56 pm

The GRiSO, he speaks to you eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:59 pm

More like an Italian aria. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:58 pm

I like your symphony thinking.
I once rode through the Mt Lindsey twists and caught up to a GSX-R who then decided to play, I was on a Ducati Hypermotard. While the gixxer was in 1st gear at umpteen thousand revs, full throttle and manic braking, and the pilot was physically leaping from side to side, all in 40°C heat. I on the other hand was in 2nd or 3rd, roll on roll off and occasional dab of the brake, not moving in the saddle. The thought occurred to me ................ AC/DC verses Beethoven.

And just like the heavy rockers, at the end he collapsed in a heap on the side of the road, an absolute ball of sweat. He invited me to join them every weekend, apparently none of his mates would play like that. I declined his offer and when his mates turned up I continued the waltz, solo.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:55 pm

Nice Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:36 pm

Pavarotti is exactly right. Some v-twins are basso, but GRiSO is a powerful tenor. I love listening to mine sing at 7 grand.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:11 am

Its great to be involved in a forum where everyone thinks the same as you :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:26 am

I don't
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:57 am

But you're an idiot! Very Happy

Really though, there is no such thing as perfect. Having said that if I could of had a factory build a bike just for me? The G8 would pretty much be it.

If I was twenty years younger I would probably have a TV-4 in the garage. If I was thirty years younger Jude would have to be dealing with the paperwork after my funeral and working out how to get rid of the remains of an RSV-4.

There are a host of great bikes available. Far more than when I was a kid they are 'Niche' marketed. There are very few 'All Rounders' any more. You pays yer money and yer takes yer choice. If other people make different choices? Well, they are obviously idiots! But it is their right to be idiotic, and wrong, and I don't begrudge them that, much, sometimes.........Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:27 am

I can't imagine a better combination of bikes to own than my 8V GRiSO and 2nd Gen Tuono. Both are such amazing machines that have really gotten into my head and heart. Sold my BMW to my brother who is thoroughly enjoying learning to ride and I think we'll take a 4-5 day trip to and through Arkansas in the spring. Of course both of my bikes get terrible gas mileage (I didn't get them for their fuel economy) so I'll be strapping a gas can to the GRiSO for that trip to extend my range.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:36 am

Great post.

Have often thought of such things when riding.

Kicked hard low (tho one might think a castrato would result from such  Shocked ), my Ballabio with FbF cans seemed near basso profondo.  My EV and Norges are more tenor like, but the GRiSO, a baritone.  

Whatever voice, tho, it's heady music.

Oca wrote:
More like an Italian aria.  Very Happy

I am a drummer, thus no musician Very Happy , but I thought that "La donna è mobile" was an aria.  Oh, well, matters not, as whatever it is, I do like the "fickle" part.  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:15 am

Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
I don't

As my stand in life is to dissagree with everything first then work from that standpoint.........you do :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:08 am

That R9T is a nice bike for sure. I dare not ride one. I really like the CB1100 when I'm on her, as much as the GRiSO when I ride her. I do prefer the GRiSO for the open road, the CB is better in town and in the tight twisties Both are torque monsters, finding I'm a torque junkie so they suit me.

For me, they are two sides of the same coin.
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:24 pm

"For me, they are two sides of the same coin".
Sounds to me rboe, like your might be a two faced son of a bitch.

My advice, don't buy the R9T coz you might develop multiple personality disorder. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Almost Sinned   Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:06 pm

R9T?? Fuggit about it.
Seriously - if I was buying a Bavarian twin it would be a Rockster. Never an R9T.
But I don't need a Rockster, I have a GRiSO. Everything a Rockster ever wanted to be. And Italian to boot.

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