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Papa Joe
09-20-2009, 04:48 PM
I hope to add a new bike to my shed. I am looking at either a BMW GS Adventure or a Motto Guzzi Stelvio. New to this site and not finding much herein to sway me one way or the other. Probably just looking under the wrong rock...

trainman
09-20-2009, 05:05 PM
I would go the Adventure Rider website for those type of bikes and look under the Flea Market topic in the forums. It's not that they don't come up on the TWT its just that there is not that many.

John

MikeB
09-20-2009, 05:12 PM
Hello PJoe, can’t help you on either bike because none of them comes with elevator. ;-)
For Stevio, you may want to check out
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=fcb464ac95b202a5d5facb9ac6c9aa 85&board=1.0
or http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum.html. Better yet, come down to Lindale Sunday Oct 4 for Texas Guzzi Rally and I’m sure you will see both bikes there.

Papa Joe
09-20-2009, 05:33 PM
Will do. Thank you.

kurt
09-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Depends. The two bikes are nothing alike. My guess is that if you don't know you want a Stelvio, you'll probably like the GSA better as long as the height isn't an issue. There is almost no aftermarket and very little dealer network for Moto Guzzi. Having said that, My Stelvio is much more fun around town.

Papa Joe
09-20-2009, 07:54 PM
You are correct that I have not riden either bike enough to have a seat-of-the-pants choice. I have a couple other bikes for the around town stuff (Harley Deluxe) and for the sport touring longer trips (BMW K1200 GT), as well. The new addtion would be to waunder the Hill Country dirt roads with. I have owned both Bimmers and Guzzis in the past, and overall like both brands.

DaveC
09-20-2009, 08:53 PM
Hello PJoe, canít help you on either bike because none of them comes with elevator. ;-)
For Stevio, you may want to check out
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=fcb464ac95b202a5d5facb9ac6c9aa 85&board=1.0
or http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum.html. Better yet, come down to Lindale Sunday Oct 4 for Texas Guzzi Rally and Iím sure you will see both bikes there.

How do you like that Norge?

Papa Joe
09-20-2009, 08:59 PM
I like the Norge, but I am looking for a gnarly bike with aluminum panniers and the ability to go over any road/trail I find.

Tx White Knight
09-21-2009, 10:42 PM
here is a lot of GS/GSA information ADVrider GSpot (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3)

leekellerking
09-21-2009, 11:29 PM
I hope to add a new bike to my shed. I am looking at either a BMW GS Adventure or a Motto Guzzi Stelvio. New to this site and not finding much herein to sway me one way or the other. Probably just looking under the wrong rock...

Well, the Guzzi will be different. There is some value in that (at least to me). Wish I had such a hard choice to make. :doh:

Papa Joe
09-22-2009, 05:45 PM
Yes me too!
Yup, I am very happy to have this hard choice. That said ~ it is still a darn hard choice for me! Perspectives welcome.

Desert Skies
09-22-2009, 05:55 PM
I like the Norge, but I am looking for a gnarly bike with aluminum panniers and the ability to go over any road/trail I find.

Never ridden a Goose before but can tell you this:

Back country roads on a loaded down GS are not too bad. Loose stuff can present a challenge from time to time.

Single track on a big bike like the GS present a real challenge, loaded or not.

Yes, the GS is a gnarly bike for sure. :mrgreen:

Papa Joe
10-11-2009, 07:13 PM
Thanks to all. I test rode both bikes. I felt the Beemer was a far more solid machine, in spite of the high seat concern. Dollar for dollar it became an easy choice, as the Beemer gave me a ton more horns, whistles and bells (ABS, ESA, fuel range, on/off road tires, etc) for only a grand more in OTD pricing. Stelvio was smooth and would have made a better in-town bike, but that is sure not why I'm adding an enduro to the stable. Thanks again!

Duke
10-11-2009, 07:15 PM
Pics.. We need Pics man! Have you taken delivery yet?

Papa Joe
10-11-2009, 07:21 PM
Will do. I am heading upto Newfoundland for a short project, and will be back in a week. Will take delivery the 19th of this month.

Duke
10-11-2009, 07:22 PM
Newfoundland! I lived there for a while in the late 90's.

Have fun, the weather should be just about right!

kurt
10-11-2009, 07:23 PM
So you bought a GS and not a GSA? No way you got a GSA for $1000 difference. :eek2:

Papa Joe
10-11-2009, 07:29 PM
Way...

Item for item there was about $1,100.00 difference between the two bikes. I had the Stelvio quote loaded up with aluminium panniers, tank bag, sump guard, fog lights, crash bars, diff guard, TomTom Rider II and mount, hand guards, and heated grips. The Beemer was the same stuff (including the new BMW IV GPS).

Papa Joe
10-11-2009, 07:32 PM
Yup - a silver GS Adventure.

wbrisett
10-23-2009, 05:22 AM
Pics... pics... pics... This thread is useless without them. ;-)

Wayne