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[pics] Ugly Motorcycle #4780025
06/07/18 09:54 AM
06/07/18 09:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
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Midwest USA
LoneRanger Offline OP
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Few pics of the Stilt currently at about 3500 miles on the clock since taking delivery end of August 2017. Go ahead and say it, you know you want to ... "[censored] that's an ugly bike!" cool The Stelvio 1200 (1151cc) won't ever win any beauty contests, but checks all the boxes I sought when looking for my next bike last year. 8.5 gallon tank, 40+mpg, shaft drive, comfortable posture for my 6'2" lanky build, easy maintenance. Prior to adding the X-Creen spoiler blade to top of windshield there was a buffeting problem but the spoiler has eliminated 90% of that. The bike lets you see in traffic really well, line of sight is eye to eye level or slightly above that of folks in p/u's and cross over suv's. Surprisingly easy handling at speed although not a sport bike, but after totaling the Ducati last year wasn't looking for MotoGP handling out of my next bike. 34" inseam and I can "just" flat foot it when stopped it's that tall of a bike.

They never sold well for Moto Guzzi and production stopped in 2017. MG is replacing it for model yr 2019 with an 850cc bike that is smaller, lighter, and more off-road oriented but still possessing road and touring manners.






'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780031
06/07/18 10:07 AM
06/07/18 10:07 AM
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SW Ontario Canada
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The bike is not ugly, however the side boxes are hurting my corneas. grin


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780032
06/07/18 10:09 AM
06/07/18 10:09 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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No where near as ugly as many BMW and some of the new Asian bikes. I suggested a little M-G for my coworker as his first bike but another engineer talked him into a ugly lil Ducati Scrambler. He likes the Guzzi but also rides a gromm twenty-five miles to work! Now he's looking at a new Royal Enfield. I say two pot he doesn't want to wait and would buy the thumper. Boo another bad move possibly ...

Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 06/07/18 10:12 AM.

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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780034
06/07/18 10:16 AM
06/07/18 10:16 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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Bad guys in Ronin 3 would ride one! smile Nice!


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780051
06/07/18 10:43 AM
06/07/18 10:43 AM
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PA
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Looks better than a Harley dresser or Honda Goldwing any day.


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780065
06/07/18 11:02 AM
06/07/18 11:02 AM
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South Florida
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South Florida
I like it! I think my next bike will be the new 450cc Honda dual sport. Or the Yamaha Tenerre if it ever hits the US market.


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780071
06/07/18 11:09 AM
06/07/18 11:09 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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Ugly as a barrel full of A holes.


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780075
06/07/18 11:12 AM
06/07/18 11:12 AM
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Leamington, ON, Canada ..... r...
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Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
boxes I sought when looking for my next bike last year. 8.5 gallon tank,


The box I'd like to check is an arse that will last in the saddle long enough to empty an 8.5 3 gallon tank. shrug


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780076
06/07/18 11:14 AM
06/07/18 11:14 AM
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Posts: 727
Michigan
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Michigan
Include me with those who think the Guzzi looks nice. IMHO it could be the best looking in that class of bikes.

Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780092
06/07/18 11:34 AM
06/07/18 11:34 AM
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Lakeside, CA
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I have always been a fan of Guzzis. Almost bought one years ago but ended up with a Harley. I'd ride one of these. I had a KLR-650 for many years.
I have always loved the Guzzi V twin engines.


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: 123Saab] #4780103
06/07/18 11:46 AM
06/07/18 11:46 AM
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MURICA
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Originally Posted By: 123Saab
Looks better than a Harley dresser or Honda Goldwing any day.


He he he, well said...


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Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780106
06/07/18 11:47 AM
06/07/18 11:47 AM
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MURICA
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I like it and that 8.5G tank, that's YUGE!!!

Nice bike and ride safe.


2006 Civic EX 205K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 187K/AT
Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780148
06/07/18 12:27 PM
06/07/18 12:27 PM
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PNW
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I've seen a lot of bikes that look worse.

Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780268
06/07/18 02:46 PM
06/07/18 02:46 PM
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Posts: 4,370
Midwest USA
LoneRanger Offline OP
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Although it's way too big for me to try any off-road stuff (the gravel lot and rare occasional dirt road is enough for me), it *is* set up well for light off-road use. Air filter lid and intake nozzle are under the driver seat right behind battery, six regular screws to remove lid, swap out panel filter, button back up. Five minute job if you're quick. Exhaust is high mounted on left side. Good for the brave who ford streams, bad for pillion's left leg comfort. The entire catalyst/silencer assembly is high mounted along the side, as a slip-on type exhaust can. Easy to swap on an after market piece w/o catalyst if one is so inclined (I'm leaving stock, the OEM exhaust sounds very good). Oil cooler as seen in pic is huge. Engine has two oil pumps, one is soley for the oil cooling of the heads, other is main circulation pump.





'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: [pics] Ugly Motorcycle [Re: LoneRanger] #4780290
06/07/18 03:02 PM
06/07/18 03:02 PM
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Posts: 69
Wethersfield Connecticut
Convert Offline
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Wethersfield Connecticut
I'm a long-time Moto Guzzi Rider my 72 Eldorado had over three hundred and fifty thousand miles on it my G5 had a 250,000 miles on it and various other guzzis over the last 40 years that probably puts me well over a million miles. Drive the [censored] out of it change the oil and enjoy it it's not ugly just underappreciated
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