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    Ipotesys Moto Guzzi Griso

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    If you say so. I think it looks like a pig on roller-skates and has no redeeming features. It is a boring, derivative, non-design made to appeal to people with no understanding of engineering but a steadfast desire to produce something they see as 'Modern' even though the end product is an unrideable turd that looks like it was not just bashed but also violated with the ugly stick.

    YOMV. I don't care. I still think its hideous.

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    I like the look. Can't make any other judgements beyond that - it's just a picture.

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    I like it too.....I'm hoping they do a MGS-02 some day.....same concept as the MGS-01 but with all the new updates they can throw at it.

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    There are a heap of people who would sell their own parents into slavery for a 'Nuovo Guzzi *Sportsbike*'. Why Piaggio can't see it I don't know??? It's not like it will impact on Aprilia sales, Nobody who wants an RSV-4 or a Tuono is going to change their mind and buy a Guzzi sportsbike and visa versa. The two could sell side by side. Completely different market segments,

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    I wonder how the EFI works with those air filters? Probably like shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed / AF1 Racing View Post
    I like it too.....I'm hoping they do a MGS-02 some day.....same concept as the MGS-01 but with all the new updates they can throw at it.
    I hope so too! Put me on the list.

    I like the O.P. bike too. but I think I'd like it better with a smaller bikini fairing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete roper View Post
    If you say so. I think it looks like a pig on roller-skates and has no redeeming features. It is a boring, derivative, non-design made to appeal to people with no understanding of engineering but a steadfast desire to produce something they see as 'Modern' even though the end product is an unrideable turd that looks like it was not just bashed but also violated with the ugly stick.
    YOMV. I don't care. I still think its hideous.

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    c'mon Pete, tell us what you really think...

    Personally, I do like Guzzis quite a bit and wouldn't mind owning one of the new V7 Racer models, but IMO, the Griso, for example, is not a very attractive bike to look at. Sure there are a few angles that make it look nice, but if you move a few degrees right or left, it starts to looks really fat, heavy and slow.(especially the left side!) It might be a super comfortable, fun bike to ride...but so's a Gold Wing and I don't want one of those either.

    I realize that what is or what is not 'good looking' is always 'in the eye of the beholder' but I am honestly interested in seeing what you consider a 'good looking' bike...not just Guzzi's but other makes as well.

    I'll start it off with another couple Guzzis that I think are really nice looking....
    I do love me some Magni
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    Well, for sex on wheels I think you can't go past this currently.

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    I really like the Griso though once the pipe has been changed although some people like the original.

    I make no bones about the fact my taste is unconventional.

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    yup, no arguments from me on the RSV4...dead sexy.

    Getting rid of the humongous exhaust on the Griso is definitely a step in the right direction.

    Part of me really wants to like the Griso but when I see pics at this angle, that big, bulbous, black block of an engine just sitting there detracts from the looks. (I earlier said 'left side', I meant right)




    IMO, it needs a little belly pan to make the lines flow a little better...something like the one on the bottom of the Norge or these bikes



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    Somebody likes Guzzis ->

    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r...ll-guzzis.html

    Guzzis can be the basis for some awesome machines.
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    I'm a huge fan of the custom bikes Officine Rossopuro does. The Ipothesys is my favorite thus far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete roper View Post
    It is a boring, derivative, non-design made to appeal to people with no understanding of engineering but a steadfast desire to produce something they see as 'Modern' even though the end product is an unrideable turd that looks like it was not just bashed but also violated..."
    Pete
    Can you expand on the mechanical flaws that would make this bike unrideable, Pete? Aesthetics are personal preference, but what technical errors have been made in the creation of this custom? I'm a designer by trade and freely admit to having little understanding of engineering.
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    Use your bum hole as a guide ....... if it's tightening, you are getting out of your comfort zone so back off.
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    I fart in the face of his 'Double Overhead Cam'!

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    Yeah Pete.
    I understand my personal aesthtic is just that (no accounting for taste!!)
    but what functional issues do you have with the OP?

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    They almost had me until the ass. That is plain fugly. The SE is a FAR better looking bike.
    Bikes:
    2007.5 Tuono-Black, with 1102cc's of micah's badness!
    2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
    2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.

    gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
    gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)

    The more I learn about people, the more I appreciate rocks.

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