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Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by Seniorider » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:59 pm

Does anybody here own a Moto Guzzi Stornello?

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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by mark vb » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:21 am

I do like the look and simplicity of it. Sadly, the V7 is physically a bit too small for me, and the bar/seat/footpeg ergos were not good - my knees felt to be up by my chin.
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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by Slowboy » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:16 pm

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The above on cycle ergos shows me at 6’1” with a 34” inside leg. My knees are nowhere near my chin. :D

I have ridden one, borrowed from a mate. They are a bike of character that, if you enjoy it you will love it. If you don’t you might find it irritating. They are not a Honda, but they are great fun. But then I’m a fan.
They are a physically small bike and might not suit someone who needs a larger vehicle. They are also fun to ride.
Try one, but they do reward longer term ownership.

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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by macvisual » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:46 pm

I'd be checking out the Indian FTR1200/s Flat Tracker - an awesome machine. 1200cc V twin with 125bhp




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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by Seniorider » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:30 pm

Slowboy wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:16 pm
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The above on cycle ergos shows me at 6’1” with a 34” inside leg. My knees are nowhere near my chin. :D

I have ridden one, borrowed from a mate. They are a bike of character that, if you enjoy it you will love it. If you don’t you might find it irritating. They are not a Honda, but they are great fun. But then I’m a fan.
They are a physically small bike and might not suit someone who needs a larger vehicle. They are also fun to ride.
Try one, but they do reward longer term ownership.

Other opinions are available😁
Thanks for your reply Slowboy (Love that name :D )
At the moment I own a Triumph Tiger 800xc (2011) and Moto Guzzi V7ii (2015)
I am going to sell the Triumph, but either keep the V7 or trade it for a newer Viii iteration, or I was thinking of a Stornello.
I would like to do some 'light' greenlaning, and I was wondering if a Stornello would be any good for that.

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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by Seniorider » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:34 pm

macvisual wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:46 pm
I'd be checking out the Indian FTR1200/s Flat Tracker - an awesome machine. 1200cc V twin with 125bhp
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Thank you macvisual
Not quite what I have in mind, but it does indeed look good. 8-)

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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by chunky butt » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:39 pm

Wow that indian looks brill, and a good ride report.

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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by daveuprite » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:26 pm

chunky butt wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:39 pm
Wow that indian looks brill, and a good ride report.
Yeah, agree with that Steve. It looks good and sounds like it performs well too. Why anyone would buy a Harley when these are available for less money and much better power I really don't know. It doesn't even look particularly American, which is a good thing IMO. If you're after a quick-ish cruiser/street bike it has to go on the list, surely?

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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by Slowboy » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:15 pm

Seniorider wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:30 pm

Thanks for your reply Slowboy (Love that name :D )
At the moment I own a Triumph Tiger 800xc (2011) and Moto Guzzi V7ii (2015)
I am going to sell the Triumph, but either keep the V7 or trade it for a newer Viii iteration, or I was thinking of a Stornello.
I would like to do some 'light' greenlaning, and I was wondering if a Stornello would be any good for that.

Cheers

John
It would be alright with the right tyres (I’d try Heidenau K60s, they are a good fire trail tyre and ok on the road as well). Once it got a bit rutted and rocky though the bike would get out of its depth very quickly, and that sump would be pretty vulnerable. If you want to get more serious, the V85 is pretty competent.
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Re: Moto Guzzi Stornello

Post by Seniorider » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:05 pm

Slowboy wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Seniorider wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:30 pm

Thanks for your reply Slowboy (Love that name :D )
At the moment I own a Triumph Tiger 800xc (2011) and Moto Guzzi V7ii (2015)
I am going to sell the Triumph, but either keep the V7 or trade it for a newer Viii iteration, or I was thinking of a Stornello.
I would like to do some 'light' greenlaning, and I was wondering if a Stornello would be any good for that.

Cheers

John
It would be alright with the right tyres (I’d try Heidenau K60s, they are a good fire trail tyre and ok on the road as well). Once it got a bit rutted and rocky though the bike would get out of its depth very quickly, and that sump would be pretty vulnerable. If you want to get more serious, the V85 is pretty competent.
Thanks again Slowboy
I will give it some thought.
Cheers
John

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