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    Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

    https://www.cycleworld.com/story/mot...ngine-details/

    Sounds interesting and not long to go to the official launch on 23 Nov. I'm excited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Boy View Post
    https://www.cycleworld.com/story/mot...ngine-details/

    Sounds interesting and not long to go to the official launch on 23 Nov. I'm excited
    Yep you definitely need this! In red, which surely will be called Rosso?
    Stuff everything...I've always got my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamarillo View Post
    Yep you definitely need this! In red, which surely will be called Rosso?
    I reckon so Tim. Probably be here in NZ during the second half of next year so I've a bit of time to save up. Having said that there's a lot of choice in the Sports Touring category now so this has to be pretty good to convince me over a GSX-S1000GT or similar. What a nice position to be in!

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    So - From the launch this week it has 115Bhp and just over 100Nm of torque, 80% of which is available from 3500Rpm. Sounds like a bike with some real world grunt, ideal for the odd open road top gear overtake.

    I wonder if we'll get both versions here in NZ or just the higher, Electronic Ohlins suspended, one?

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    115hp to the wheel and via shift drive means like 80hp at the tarmac. High torque figures at low revs just means low hp and effectively peaky as no spread so lots of gear changes when getting on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    115hp to the wheel and via shift drive means like 80hp at the tarmac. .
    Are shaft drive bevels really that inefficient? I recall something David Vizard wrote about the "accepted 1/3rd power loss between flywheel and road wheel" he put it that that much power being lost in the transmission would have to be radiated as heat (cant destroy energy, only convert it). If the Guzzi has 115 hp (85Kw) at the flywheel but only 80hp (60Kw) at the wheel, that an awful lot of heat (25Kw) coming off the transmission and final drive - should be a nice orange glow .
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    Manufacturers claim crank hp as its higher. Which leads to disappointing results on a rear wheel dyno if one believes the brochure.

    Dry weights are another example of marketing delusion.

    TBH I was probably being a little cruel of a Saturday night. I'm not sure how much extra over a chain a shaft saps, but I do know it is not nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post

    They used to call them long legged. Translation: fuking slow.
    at least we don't get the mandatory line in every test ride article like they factored in they were special needs: for an Italian bike.

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