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PostSubject: We Have A Winner!   Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:25 pm

Just got my December issue of Cycle World.  On page 51, the article, "Heart-strings Attached," is a semi-shootout between the Indian Scout, the BMW R Nine T, the Honda CB1100 Deluxe, and the GRiSO 8V SE.  

Agreed, a strange collection of dissimilar bikes, but what the reviewers were after, rather than just performance numbers, was that elusive ability to "speak to" the rider.  Performance for sure, but aesthetics, comfort and "riding pleasure" as well.  As they put it, "Which would we most want to park in our garage to ride, live with and polish?  Which one tugs at our heart-strings the hardest and makes us want to disappear onto the open road?"

They liked all four bikes for what they are: inhabitants of very distinct niches, competent in their own way.  But, overall, a majority of the reviewers who rode all four came away liking the GRiSO the best!

No surprise there, eh?  But it's nice to have our love of this amazing machine justified!  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:44 pm

There is a guy on apriliaforum that mentioned how he rode a GRiSO when he worked at an Aprilia dealer in Melbourne.
He said of the GRiSO - "probably the nicest bike ever".
True Dat.

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:56 pm

Walked into a servo the other day and the kid taking my money said with a look of wonder on his face " is that a GRiSO !'

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:26 pm

We do have a winner!!! Police like it too...Been pulled over 3x more than on my RSV Aprilia affraid pig

Funny the GRiSO is nearly 10 years old an folks are just finding it...

Motor cyclist mag had it in their november cafe (yawn) edition.

Here's the motorcycle.com review


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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:08 am

I heard a rumor they were going the cancel the GRiSO next year. That true? Anyway, maybe more of this will change their minds.
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:09 am

motomonster wrote:
I heard a rumor they were going the cancel the GRiSO next year. That true? Anyway, maybe more of this will change their minds.

Doubt that all of our swooning over our bikes will save it.
Start stockpiling your spares.

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:26 am

DungeonMaster wrote:
motomonster wrote:
I heard a rumor they were going the cancel the GRiSO next year. That true? Anyway, maybe more of this will change their minds.

Doubt that all of our swooning over our bikes will save it.
Start stockpiling your spares.

DM

I meant the magazine article, which might perhaps increase interest and sales, etc. My swooning they already have.
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:51 pm

No need to stockpile spares. European legislation requires that spares be produced for a minimum of ten years after the end of production. There are also plenty in the wreckers.

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:28 pm

Yep, I'm gonna ride mine into the ground. Me, not the bike, so I expect in 20 years it'll be made up from bits from a dozen different GRiSO's. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:03 pm

Just got the Cycle World issue in the mail today, the only bike mag I get.
With it's shrinking size, I wonder how long it can be published. Perhaps MG wil start to advertise now.

I was out on Saturday and several folks came up to comment on my Teni GRiSO. Happens all the time and I like it! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:30 pm

The Tenni deserves the looks.
The colour is distinctive, never mind the bike itself, with spoked wheels.

Stop it, now I have to go out and have a ride Mad
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:00 am

Flicked through mine last night straight to the article. GRiSO wins!
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:29 am

Somebody needs to go post this video on all the R Nine T forums! Call me evil, but I'm giddy thinking about all those sad little fellas with Bavarian buyer's remorse! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:11 pm

No need to rub salt in the wounds of their saggy tits.
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:46 pm

LOL!!!
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PostSubject: Cycle World Likes the GRiSO   Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:56 am

Hope this works...

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:25 pm

That must be the article that was being discussed a few weeks ago here:

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Thanks for posting the link as I don't have a CW subscription. Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:31 pm

Oops.

I obviously didn't make the connection.
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:55 pm

Was just looking for this yesterday after partially reading the mag article at a local store.

Thanks fer posting. Yeah baby, GRiSO rocks!! cheers
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PostSubject: And the winner is.......................!!!!!!!!!!!   Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:06 am

Check out CycleWorlds test:

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:49 am

Mr GRiSO wrote:
Check out CycleWorlds test:

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/Ron

Yes sir, great stuff. I'm going to combine this with the other threads on the topic.

Can't hear too much about the good press!

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:55 pm

Well, it was a no brainer for me. Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:06 am

I wanted the CB all along, bought the GRiSO Tenni when it came out when it looked like Honda was not going to import the CB to the US.

Then they did. Shocked

After a spell I decided to get the CB; figured the GRiSO would be surplus and sell it. Turns out they are two completely different beasts (more like the beauty and the beast); she stays!

Always thought the XR650L would be my last bike standing, but I think the GRiSO is that bike (perhaps a Moto Guzzi if not the GRiSO). Still not sure why the GRiSO is picked for these odd comparisons and not the Bonneville or Royal Enfield; true retro machines. Even the V7.
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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:40 pm

By the way... The cycleworld article mention a top speed of 133mph for the GRiSO.
Hum, I had 145mph indicated on my 09 with room to push that further.
I had my 2013 indicated 140mph with potential for more as well and I regretted not having my GPS that day.
I need to go to a track bigger than Jennings to see where the bike taps out...
How much does the odometer cheats at those speed I wonder...

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PostSubject: Re: We Have A Winner!   Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:10 pm

Grisonut wrote:

How much does the odometer cheats at those speed I wonder...


Well, mine disagrees with the GPS by as much as 10km/h at 'advanced' speeds, so you'd expect at least 5-6 mph. Suspect

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