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V85TT vs. BMW

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Poppe, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Hugh22

    Hugh22 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    perfect response Owen. btw, how is riding 2up? do you have a backrest or pad on that top pannier for her? my wifey too and old ewan!
     
  2. Owen White

    Owen White Just got it firing!

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    Two up is no problem... I have to be careful as with a ‘normal’ suspension setup (vs the old beemers) it is softer and dives a bit more. That aside I specked a Givi top box, part alu, with back rest and that serves a treat. Happy wife!
     
  3. Hugh22

    Hugh22 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Sheepdog

    Sheepdog Just got it firing!

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    I have a Beemer...and two Guzzis. Objectively, the Beemer is really competent; a great tourer with myriad comfort, safety, and performance features. I love mine. However, those old Tonti Big Blocks are special and I am reminded every time I so much as look at them. I guess that perfection comes in both objective and subjective flavors...
     
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  5. Owen White

    Owen White Just got it firing!

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    Aye... to be sure it does... totally nothing wrong with the Beemers... the K1300R was my favourite by a mile... the ‘odd’ front suspension to be was no issue at all... although I loved my Beemers... the Guzzi is the one I get most emotional about...
     
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  6. Bigbear

    Bigbear Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Come on NZ Guzzi owners,
    We don't have Covid in the The South Island - do we?
    Get them bikes out on the highways - even bring your trusty Beemer (my mates taking his!)
    Hoping to travel down from the North island next weekend to Hamner Springs to celebrate100 years of Guzzi
     
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  7. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Covid doesn't stop riding here, either, but the weather does ... OK, for wusses like me, anyway. :giggle:

    But, our daffodils are getting ready to pop, and next week is looking great. That's a brief warmish preview before a return to brrrrrr, but in a Mid-Atlantic March one takes what one get. My V7 III has been getting concierge-level detailing and is road ready. It looks better than it did on delivery and, FTM, probably better than when crated in Mandello. :clap:

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    Oops. Just realized I said all of that and posted a pic, neither of which has beemer v. V85 content. Oh, well. HRH just handed me today's Honey-Do List. :makeup:

    Ciao.

    Bill
     
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