Bonneville vs. Moto Guzzi — Part 2 — Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle…

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Moto Guzzi V-11 Touring


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You’ve got a nice stable of

A bit Off Topic I know, but would you to delineate a few differences between Griso and Bonnie, especially they both stay in the and what kind of rides you each for?

Back on I’m a bit surprised that complains about a lack of for the V7. Just on paper it seems to be power to weight ratio to the I trust experience more paper stats, but it still me.

I’d love to get a test on one.

I moved this the Bonneville vs. V7 thread so as not to hijack the

Now, the following comments are my so if you don’t like them TOUGH. Your ‘opinion’ may based on your age, political leanings and … and, you are entitled to your as am I. Now that I have that out of the let me answer Xaman’s questions.

of all I’m comparing a nearly EFI T100 (Burton Seat and shocks) with a Modified rod Griso (aftermarket pipe, ECU I say this because it seems Guzzistas take great comparing the older Grisos to bikes. For those not familiar the difference between old and new Grisos, the OHC 8 valve engine produces 25 more horsepower in stock (haven’t ridden one but have told the power really on in the higher revs).

So these are my respective rides:

on the two bikes, mostly from site — :

of the discussions are Bonnevile vs. V7 for obvious But if you look at the specs you will see the Bonnie sits in between the V7 and regarding weight and Power.

The tend to be more expensive, but you spend 1-2 grand on a new Bonnie to the deficiencies. You don’t have to do with a Griso.

When you the two bikes the ‘build to price’ of the Bonnie glaringly stands The Griso has impeccable build top shelf components all around and attention to detail. Obvious the are targeted to different markets.

Regarding power delivery the two have very different The Bonnie is sewing machine the Griso is not. The Griso is more willing to rev to the redline the Bonnie. The power and torque is obvious, but only when you get the above 4,500 rpm. The also has the advantage of relatively low

70 mph in top gear on either bike nearly the same rpms, though the Griso has one more

Riding positions are different. I the Griso riding position somewhere between a T100 and a I find both of my bikes comfortable.

On the highway/in the twisties handling to the Griso. Better suspension and stand out here.

In town the wins the riding comparison by a margin. Don’t get me wrong, the is not a bad in-town ride, but the Bonnevile is so to ride on city streets.

So to answer your basic

First, I ride primarily for Most of my riding is day rides in the Hill Country. I don’t on a bike. I rode nearly miles last year:

Moto Guzzi V-11 Touring
Moto Guzzi V-11 Touring

ZRX1200r — 608 miles

MG 1400 — 679 miles had it for 2 weeks in 2013)

Bonnie — 1,730

Griso — 2,953

98% of my in-city rides are on the Bonneville. I bought the Bonnie the number of in-town rides to run simple went up exponentially. It’s so easy to ride.

As a result I end up more days in the year.

90% of my rides are on a Guzzi. The exception are that I know will unpaved roads. Then I the Bonnie.

The Bonnie is like the next door that Mom wanted you to marry — pleasant and very reliable.

The Griso is like that women you always wanted to ask for a but never had the nerve. When you do and she says yes your life is



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