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Discussion in 'Europe' started by Mr Pootle, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Mr Pootle

    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Moto Strada, of Shipley, is no longer a Moto Guzzi dealer according to the MG UK website. I looked in today, and where, last autumn, there was nothing but Guzzis, there were now three V7lls, two bespoke V9s, an Audace, and a miscellany of used bikes.
    Moto Strada used to do beautiful bespoke V7s (their website still shows them). I hope they'll still be able to do servicing, and offer customisation.
     
  2. philthunder

    philthunder Just got it firing!

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    Bugger, I was going to call on them regarding a V9 customisation, i.e. V7 with an 850 engine, more legroom, and a bigger tank. There were few enough Guzzi dealers without them throwing in the towel. Now where?
     
  3. kiwi dave

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    Sounds like they will still be in business, just not a Guzzi dealer any more. They could still do your customising I imagine.
     
  4. philthunder

    philthunder Just got it firing!

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    True, there are not many dealers that go that far with customisation. Knowing what bits fit from what bikes or how to modify them is not your average dealers forte. I shall pay them a visit, pity they are in such an awkward area to get to.
     
  5. Mr Pootle

    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Awkward to get to? No, it's a pleasant twenty minute run over the Chevin.
    Seriously, if you do come up, PM me. But check they're still operating as a Guzzi customiser before making the journey. I stopped by the other Saturday. No familiar faces, and the fellow there was a bit evasive. It may be that Bob and Mark were out to lunch, but if they (and their knowledge) are no longer there then your journey would be wasted.
     
  6. Sam Hogan

    Sam Hogan Just got it firing!

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    Lads, have you been in recently? They exhibited at the bike shed show in London and have a new customised v7 for sale. I'm considering buying one if their custom bikes but they seem very expensive? The v9s have been there for over a year and are £10k/£11k. You can get a newish v9 for £6-£7k. I'm not knowledable but £4-£5k seems a lot for the simple customs they are doing (paint, seat, pipes?) thoughts? I went in this time last year to buy one (all way from Bristol) but there was no one apart from a cleaner in the place? And it rang to say I was coming and bringing my wallet. I'm hunting around for MG customisers but there doesn't seem to be anyone left? Corsa Italiana in Surrey went bust last Xmas. Any ideas?
     
  7. Mr Pootle

    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I went in about a month ago. They're no longer a Guzzi agent, but are still doing servicing and customisation.
    They'll probably be receptive to negotiation on price.
     
  8. Stewart E

    Stewart E Just got it firing!

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    They seem to be winding their business down - when they moved out of the big showroom, I thought that they'd gone altogether until I realised that they were now in the much smaller unit.
     
  9. Sam Hogan

    Sam Hogan Just got it firing!

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    Called,spoke to bob, said i want to buy a bike or customise mine. He said mark would call back. Week later, no call no response to my email. Also reached out to them on Facebook and via eBay. No response either. Shame. Any other suggestions for customisers?
     
  10. theoneandonly

    theoneandonly Tuned and Synch'ed

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    they are back as a dealer now .
     
  11. Mr Pootle

    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    They’re not listed on the Guzzi website, and their own is untouched since last summer. I’ll look in when I’m next over that way and find out what’s what.
     
  12. Craigybaby

    Craigybaby Just got it firing!

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    They’re no longer a guzzi dealer.
    Moto guzzi wanted them to stock the full range of bikes not just the V7 that they were making bespoke bikes from.
    Problem is that nobody buys the California’s and very few buy the V9’s

    A great shame really and guzzi should change the way they work with dealers to keep them going.

    They built some great bikes including mine.

    Via moto in Sheffield are the nearest I know of now for service and sales.
     

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