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Discussion in '24-7 Lounge' started by francod123, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. francod123

    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    image.jpg I'm really digging MVs new Brutale 800 RR. The dragster is more bad ass looking but just not as practical as the 800 RR.

    I love my V7 and want to keep it but honestly I'm looking for more power these days. It's my only motorcycle too, so it's all I ride. I do want to keep it for around town though because it is perfect for city riding, can't beat it.

    I'm not usually into touring style bikes and the like because I'm still a young buck ;), but I think MV is doing something right with the Turismo Veloce 800. It's small but powerful and streamlined, unlike the monstrous multistrada from ducati, which I would never buy.

    I just worry about MVs electronics, but I hear their software is vastly improved presently compared to even a year ago.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I had a deposit on a 675, then moved it to the 800 Rivale, and now moved it to the Turismo. The fueling/electronics are the same as Guzzi/Marelli. Other then the same annoyances you'll have with Guzzi, I'd say go for it.
     
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    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Good to know Todd. Yea, I like how they're giving you smaller bikes with 800cc engines but with tons of power/performance.

    The turismo veloce 800 is not what I typically go for as far as class/segment, but I really like it because it still is svelte and sporty. Let me know how you like it when you get it, which I'm assuming isn't until early next year. Have you test ridden any of the other models? If so, what's your take? Speeds cycle near me is now selling them so I'm gonna hop on one soon.
     
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    makarushka Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    This is a beautiful engine, this 800 triple, and all these bikes handle like a dream. I was especially taken with the Rivale with its riding position and the torque curve shifted lower; if it had a bigger tank I might have traded my '12 1090RR for it, and now that a bigger tank Rivale is coming (and another model, both before the Turismo hits the US market supposedly), I just might.

    As far as reliability or issues, the Brutale has been a trouble-free bike in two years and 12K miles. There was an issue with a radiator but it was quickly remedied under warranty. Not a hint of any electric problems. Accessibility of the basic dash functions is another matter -- it is beyond aggravating. How about a combination of four button presses -- some long, some short -- to reset the trip meter? But you forget it all when you ride it.
     
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    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Also good to know. Yea, it doesn't hurt that their bikes are HOT. I'm not usually into the aesthetics of modern naked bikes, but the MVs are just gorgeous. Now, time to whisper sweet nothings to my wallet.
     
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    stmike Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I'm with you on the 800 Brutale. I love my Triumph Street Triple R, but when it's time to replace it I'm pretty sure it'll be a Brutale.
     
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    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Todd, the more and more I look at the Turismo Veloce, the more I want it. THAT is a touring bike I would buy. The specs sound great too. How can you not like it. Not much has been released about it though. No riding videos, no reviews on the major moto sites...nothing.
     
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    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    why the detune from 125hp to 110 for the TV? Simply for more torque?
     
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    Marketing mainly I'm betting, unless they really did change the cams. I suspect it's all done electronically.
     
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    Have you test driven the Aprilia Shiver? It's worth a look. High rev Vtwin with multi maps.

    The Turismo Veloce looks more veloce than touring. The engine, trans layout looks alot like the Guzzi triple from the 1930s.
     
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    Jorge Sarse Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    Speaking with some bias (and having own both) I'd recommend a 796 monster or if you really need extra poke, the 1100.

    In all honesty the 796 is the better bike (even compared with my 1100 which had 2-1 exhaust, slipper (dry) clutch, usual cosmetic changes to make it lighter). I'd go the 796 and fit the SC project 2-1, throw away the excess plastic and take it to the track and twisties. Blisssss. Ok, wet clutch doesn't make the trademark rattle but honestly, you will love the new wet clutch action.

    The only marque in over 20 yrs riding I have owned more than once is Ducati (3 in total) and that includes all manner of jap, british and even US (Buell) bikes. Kawasaki 750's run a sclose second mind you :)

    I just can't get over that desmo sound track and bikes which go round corners better than most other bikes ride in a straight line.

    Still love my V7 though, just because it can do all of that without the 1000hp.
     

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