Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Fast Eddie, Sep 26, 2018.
Change of plan, now not being sold.
Lets change the thread to " Possilbly keeping " !
“Possibly keeping... for the time being... perhaps”
Sounds like there is someone in your life who thinks you have enough bikes? Bikes to men are like shoes to ladies....you can never have enough!
Not really, we have an 'understanding' there!
I'm my own worst enemy TBH, its one of the reasons I deliberately built my shed a limited size...
A bit like when a person with an eating disorder has their stomach stapled, same basic principle with my shed!
Anyway, plans to sell the 961 are now firmly cancelled...
Hope Mark got to pick up his new MG this week and it turns out to be just what he had hoped for ... kinda looking forward to photo of new bike in his yard or in motion ....and brief review of likes and dislikes ... thanks ...
Craig, yes I did She isn't new but is 2yr old with 4k miles on the clock, so barely run in. I have only been on the Guzzi for the 40 mile run home but my first thoughts.... it's HUGE, a bit like sitting on top of a Blue Whale! Ok, very quick first impressions... motor vibrates at tickover, not nastily, just that the big V bounces all over the place, but as soon as you pull away she is unnervingly smooth. Exhaust is whisper quiet, coupled with the large screen shielding the wind makes the performance deceiving, you think you are doing 30mph but the speedo tells you 65mph and she gets there pretty quick. The fly-by-wire throttle means she is loaded with electronic interfaces you navigate on the large central speedo lcd, she has 3 ecu riding modes, 3 levels of traction control, cruise control (!!!) AND heated grips! The 40 mile trip was the easiest ride for a long long time, I could have sat in the saddle for another 400 miles. The hardest bit is holding her upright at the traffic lights waiting for them to turn green. The worst bit about her is the oversteer, especially at town speed around roundabouts, and there is the gyroscopic effect of that cross-the-frame motor, open the throttle and she wants to change direction Did I mention that she is HUGE ????? The Guzzi is in my garage and at this moment in time I haven't worked out how I'm going to get her backed out for the next run lol
Yes I hear you on the getting it out of shed/garage issue ... I had similar problem when I brought Griso home .... in the end I found a used ride on /off dolly from a fellow that had just parted ways with a Road King ... it has adjustable position for side stand and wheel base .... now I can move the bike around shed with one hand , I ride off it out of shed , park bike ,return to shed spin the thing around for my return and go for a ride .... I will post up photo of the trolley , maybe could be issue with rear tire width the Griso just fits ... thanks for your first impressions , much as I had imagined ....