Re: Here you go, Ingersoll444
Hey I took that bike for a ride yesterday... Same color combo as that one, but had bags and a top case. Also the one I rode had the higher seat, so that might come into play.. Really the only thing bad about the bike was it was hard for this 53 year old big guy to swing a leg over it... other then that it was nice. It rode fantastic!!! Suspension was spot in IMHO. Its a Moto Guzzi... so power delivery was smoth, solid, and a WIDE powerband. I had zero need for more power.. Instant up to highway speed, back road between turns... It just goes. Like any guzzi in the slower back roads you need one gear... She pulls fine from 2k-6.. Thumps a bit like a normal twin at 2-3.. and smooth as glass from there on up. I don't normally ride ADV bikes... so the riding position was a little strange to me... but really it fit me great, and was a vary natural position. OK, now what I didnt like.... It had a much more modern, and complicated switchgear.... But really that's just a matter of spending time on it to learn where everything is.. Also at turn in it was a bit tippy... that transition in corners could feel a little strange.. Granted this had a full set of cases.. and also the on/off road tires were pretty squired off.. so Im thinking with fresh tires it would be OK... All in all I would have zero issues taking this bike across country.