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    Guzzi V85 TT - Revzilla review

    It's not often you read a review as honestly refreshing as this one.

    https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...%7C%20Combined

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    It's not often you read a review as honestly refreshing as this one.

    https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...%7C%20Combined
    Not only refreshingly honest, but written with disarmingly good humour and clever use of the English language which is all too lacking in most quarters (cue grumblings from an old fart).

    Thanks for that Allan. Almost didn't read it, delighted that I did!

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    I agree 100% - most reviews are pretty much cut and paste jobs with a change of the machines maker and the photos being the only thing to distinguish between the previous page. Which is largely unhelpful when shopping for a new ride.

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    Genuinely entertaining review - thanks for posting that. Anyone else think there's the bones of a truly great bikini faired cafe racer in there?

    Loved the line about the R9T.

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    I like the use of the word 'Technowhizbangery' in there. This person says/writes what a lot of us think I reckon.

    I'm still thinking that Guzzi is onto something with this machine. Not too powerful that it overwhelms the chassis and quick enough for the vast majority of us. Good looking, not too tall and comfy too by the looks of it. I wonder what they'll price it at here in NZ?
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    So - I've just been and had a look at the V85TT which Scooterazzi here in Wellington have received. In all a very nice looking machine and better in the flesh than the pictures, as Guzzis often are IMHO.

    Priced around $21k it's in similar territory to the VStrom 1000 (Looks a bit costly then but a nice alternative), cheaper than a Tiger 800 (So that's good then) and definitely cheaper than the BMWobblyou 850 thingy (I'd definitely rather have the Guzzi then).

    I'm going to take a decent length test ride in a week or three's time, after which I'll post up my impressions.

    Anyone else here ridden one here in NZ yet?
    Navy Boy

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    Hi All

    An interesting article which I spotted on Facecloth today.

    https://www.latimes.com/business/sto...3IkUsV3Yut2-oY

    It seems that so far the news is good - Albeit with the usual caveat of Guzzi's retail and after-sales being the potential weak link.
    Navy Boy

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    Good try

    Good and better....... but not the best

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    So - I saw one of these on the Ride Forever Gold course I attended in Nelson yesterday. The owner had only done some 3-400 Kms on it but thus far he was very impressed and there was no sign of the final drive leakage/overflow that seems to have affected other machines overseas.

    Interestingly the bike seemed to do well in the slow speed riding portion of the training and appeared to be easy to manage. The owner was around 5'10" in old money and found the seating position to be comfy though the legs for anyone taller than that may be a little cramped. Guzzi do a taller seat to help cater for that.

    If and when I take one for a test ride then I'll try and post some of my own observations on here. Anyone on here got one? What do you think?
    Navy Boy

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    For those of you interested a YouTube reviewer, The Missenden Flyer, has just put up a review video. Quite informative it is too, even if he does get the power and torque figures a bit mixed up when he's quoting the specifications.
    Navy Boy

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