Schhhhhh - Tell nobody!

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  1. barbagris

    barbagrisMad Scientist

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    80HP 850 - from a 2valve head with (afaik) pushrods. And Euro5.
    BUT Lanfranconi (Exhaust mfr) have Dynoed an unrestricted one at over 135hp.

    Should also be cheap here. Maybe available in Nov. If so my mate with the Guzzi workshop will be investing.
    It will also be a base for other models. These could well be announced at Milan soon.
     
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    EasTexRIIIUneasy Rider

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    I wonder what the crash bars are going to look like. I can't imagine anyone with aspirations of dirt is going to leave those cylinders unprotected. It looks pretty good for an ADV bike though.
     
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    scot in exileLiving Legend

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    My thoughts exactly, nice looking bike but not much brain power went into protecting the heads.
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    Or rider's knees?
     
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    DEcosseIf it's no Scottish it's CRAP!

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    That second part just can't be right / possible ........... from 850 cc and a pushrod 2-valve head?
    Even a 1200 CC Thruxton Twin is under 100 hp
     
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    Moto Guzzi has done some miracles with engines....I don't imagine a 135hp 850 has any torque where you'd need it, but the bike looks pretty wild!

    I personally could live with an MGX21 Flying Fortress.
     
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    Sounds high, I agree. But it has just been road tested by Motociclismo. I have seen the article - but tbh my Italian is not great.

    My mate who runs the bike shop is Italian - He's seen it in teh flesh and according to everybody who has ridden it - it shifts.
    [​IMG]

    My concern is seat height.

    there is also an 1100 WaterCooled thing about to be "leaked".

    More piccies etc here V85 TT Info

    130kph (80mph) at 5000rpm - ish.
     
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