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    New Griso!!

    Picking up my new Griso 8V Friday!!! Can't wait1 They got the recall parts today & called to say that the bike was on the lift as we speak!! Good guys!
    That's Seacoast Sportcycle Derry, NH. Dealt with them since 2003.
    If my son can figure out how to post pictures I will post.
    I got them to throw in a dark smoke plexi fly screen.
    Don-M

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    Awesome. Whaddya gonna name her??

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    Color me jealous, Kid. Great bike that oozes character but performs like a modern bike should.

    Nicely done.
    "the Tuono is a wonderful blend of crazy and crafty…It's like dating a porn queen, except when you take her home she puts her hair up in a bun, dons her glasses and does your tax returns for you." –Gabe Ets-Hokin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    Color me jealous, Kid. Great bike that oozes character but performs like a modern bike should.

    Nicely done.
    With aftermarket Guzzitech pipe and #2 map which is absurdly rich at WFO mine makes 96.4 RWHP. Once a decent map modifier is available 105-110 should be easy and another 5 on top of that with some air-box work. Biggest issue is tuning out the eco-fascist inspired flat spots and mid-range lean-ness. This motor will be a great stump puller when sorted.....

    No, it's still a big, heavy, old munter but by golly it's fun!!!!

    Pete

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    Pete, check you PMs.
    As for a name I have one already.
    I own an Aprilia Tuono & she is my Italian Mistress. So this Griso will be a male, my Itailan Modster!!! Maybe they will get TOGETHER & make Vespa's!!!!
    It came to mind when the girl that works at the dealership(who owns a Tuouo) said that when she road a Griso that it is a mans bike! She just couldn't comes to terms with it. That's OK with me.
    And Pete, That is the pipe that I am going to put on it. I think I will wait until a way to custom map it comes about.
    It will be tough because every bike that I have owned I put a pipe on when I got home or after the first checkup.
    I had a bad flat spot on my Tuono at about 5500 rpms. With an air filter, a PC III with a custom map it got much better. The only way to get rid of it totally is to put on twin pipes. I have a single Akro end can on now. It was just to expensive to go with the twin pipe.
    We will always triumph over the ones who try to kill our fun!!!!
    Don-M
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    I'm jumping on the Jealous bandwagon!!

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    That's OK. I'll be 61 this year & I deserve it!!!!!
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    I picked up the Griso Friday. Had to truck it home because of the rain, about a 100 mile trip.
    Just took it around the block. I love it already! It apears to be VERY comfortable. My son hats it. He doesn't like the way it twist to the right when you blip the throttle between gears or at a standstill. I think it KOOL because it does.
    He's only 21 & doesn't get the old school stuff. He has a 2000.5 Mille & my bike is a Tuono.
    I will try to get some pictures of it posted.
    Today I spent the afternoon getting all the fuckin' stickers off! Now it looks beautiful!!
    Don-M
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    Congrats !

    Ive always thought Guzzi`s respond better to slightly more gradual throttle openings when riding rather than blips.
    Its true they require a slightly different riding stye to fast revving 'modern' bikes!

    Cheers!
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    Yes, it is a whole new experence than my "03" Tuono.
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    Don -


    If there's one cruiser I'd settle for, it would be the Griso - it is a really sweet ride.

    I only ride sportsbikes and got a Griso on loan for the day. Compared to my Factory, it is extremely lazy to ride and effortless. Not as tiring as a sportsbike. Easy going through traffic and the stock bike exhausts are full bodied in the low revs. I really enjoyed it and think I no longer write off cruiser style bikes in my head.

    Blipping is no problem - it doesn't take long to adjust. The sound it makes is really special and the engine isn't lazy. It isn't butter smooth like the Factory RSVR for acceleration so your son may be biased towards sports bikes too.

    The only downside was that at the traffic lights, I notice the Griso vibrates and I can't see a steady image of the car behind me.

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    I really love the "shake" at idle!! It makes me feel like I'm on a mo'cykle!!
    I have owned standard or sportbikes all my long like. Just couldn't get into the HD thang.
    Guys at work say, "When are you going to grow up & buy a HD". I tell them, "Never".
    When I go to a store or wherever & have my helmet with me people ask if I own a HD(hair & beard). I say no. Then they ask if I own a Gold Wing(belly). again no. When they see the Tuono they are blown away. One lady said but that's a kids bike! I say exactly!
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    2015 EBR1190SX
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    The 'shake' is something I don't understand. When the Griso shakes at the traffic lights, I wonder if people except me notice. The Harley Davidson Sporster shakes back to front, whereas the Griso shakes left to right. I don't know if Moto Guzzi deliberately designed the Griso this way, but a back to front shake would make me feel ill. A left to right shake is just okay.....no shake is better.

    Have you tried the Stelva yet? It is one fantastic tourer!

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    look at the engines in the Guzzi and the Harley, they shake with their crankshafts. The Harley has the cylinders front to back and thats the way it shakes.

    The Guzzi is side to side and thats the way it shakes and that also helps with the Guzzi's cornering - it is rolling WITH the crank - not against the crank.


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