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p6x last won the day on December 27 2020

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    Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans 2004
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    Houston TX USA

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  1. You would need to take it up with the owner. I only translated it...
  2. I was browsing the classified adds in Italy, and I found this beauty. This is definitively a stunning example, and the narrative was not the usual copy paste... I thought that you guys may be interested! It all started with the V7 Sport: Fast! it was the first commercial motorcycle that really was capable to go over the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark. Powerful with a handling that immediately became legendary; the "formidable V7", as it was described in the adds of the time, only had one great handicap with respect to the competition: the brakes! Not that Moto Guzzi designers
  3. @Lucky Phil I believe that it was you, yesterday, who answered about an opinion that Guzzi was going to bring back the Le Mans using the 850 cc engine. The media I follow for Italian news are based in Italy. Those media are often lead by former motorcycle racers. My main source of information for anything Italian is Moto.it. There guys are my age, and they are just as passionate as we are about anything and everything motorcycle. They don't usually make click bait articles, and I came to respect their insider's views. Nico Cereghini, who was 17, that 55 years ago, and on a
  4. I wanted to delete text in a reply and I deleted the whole thread.... sorry for that.... I will put back the pictures tomorrow. I was answering Docc's question about the differences between the V85TT engine and the V7 III engine for 2021. It is "derived" from the V85TT, as it will comply with the EURO 5 pollution European protocol. Here is my source from Moto.it
  5. Wow.... if you got that done on a "no brakes" Harley, you are a hero! but it proves that it is just a matter of getting use to what you ride on.
  6. It feels "odd" to use a cruise control system on a bike... it somewhat infers with the idea of being free; as in having a direct link to ecstasy via the throttle. But I always follow advice. I will carry one, even if I don't use it.
  7. In Europe, previously, you could ride up to 125cc with just your car driver's license. You also need an endorsement nowadays. To me, the biggest ripoff is the obligation to get a so-called "inspection". Motorbike owners don't take risks with poorly maintained bikes, because their lives are at play. And to register the Le Mans in Texas, I need to get the inspection here. Even if it was already inspected in Florida.
  8. Thanks for the concern. I will only take my decision to ride back once I have got a taste of the Le Mans. I have looked at the UHaul option, but I do not have a car to tow it. And getting both does not make sense economically. If I can't ride it, I will get it shipped. I will look into the throttle lock, but this is something I have never used before. I usually don't incorporate accessories I am not familiar with. No need to make it more complicated. As for Covid-19, yes, this is a risk. I have escaped it so far, I take the risk seriously. The biggest hazard remains my
  9. I asked the guy I dealt with to verify the bike's status with the previous owner. And I told him about my intention to ride the bike back to Houston. They fixed a fuel leak at the petcock, said he. Otherwise, he said the bike was good to go...
  10. Foreground is Keira Knightley finding her marks on the bike before the shoot. Background is possibly the girl that will really ride the bike? Looking at the fixture, most of the shots involving Keira had the bike in tow?
  11. This was a consignment sale. I have asked the dealer to check the exact maintenance status with the previous owner, which I hope I will get to speak to once I get there. I asked for that information initially, but never got a clear answer. I am planning to have the bike inspected in Houston by MPH once its get here. I will make sure the bike is in perfect working order before I decide to ride it back. Fuel autonomy will be one of my initial concern. I will stop often and check how much fuel I have used to work out an average consumption. Hopefully, I will be able to quickly
  12. The ride starts Place Vendôme, where all the famous jewelers have a shop, follows to La Concorde via rue des Tuileries. Riding in Paris on a bike used to be one of the best ride you could ever experience in a life time. Especially early in the morning when few cars were present. And she is wearing Alcantara, which does not sag as leather does. I concur that she is not the one riding the bike. If my memory serves me right, squeezing the clutch required a strong hand on the older Ducatis.
  13. One of the test to get your M license is controlled braking: you have to reach a given speed, start braking at a specific point, and immobilize the bike with the front wheel between two cones. Seems to be an easy one. But when you train, they vary the speed, and the braking distance so you don't get into a routine. Up to the emergency braking with and without ABS, on dry and wet asphalt. Zig zags between cones at various speeds and spacing is good too. I am going to do the Texas motorcycle safety course just to check if I still have it.
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