I stopped at a new dealer in Toledo MR Power Sports in aToledo, Ohio.
They sell Moto Guzzi and Vespa. They have 6 Guzzi's in stock and they let me test ride a Norge. This is the first time I rode a Norge and was interested to see how it compares with a FJR. I need a two up travel bike and trying to get a short list of what to look for.
I really liked the quality and style of the bike. It was rough running until it warmed up. Once under way it pulled really well, very smooth and had a good exhaust note. It corned much better than the FJR's I have ridden but did not have the top end rush. I have decided this next bike does not have to have 150 hp, I am keeping my 06 ZX 14 for for my speed and drag racing needs.
I really like a red Stelvio, it had some paint damage so the seat and tank was off for painting. I have been thinking a BMW GS 1200 was oa good option but just see so many quality problems with them.
He will have the Stelvio ready to test next week and I will check out the complete bike.
Any one with history with the 09 Stelvio please offer your opinions!