I've had the 1000S for nearly 19 years now (bought it new) and its still going strong with 95,000 k's on. I would never part with it, it just keeps getting better. I love riding it.
Built my first mini-bike at 13. Owned Jap bikes then Norton Commando 850. Then BMW R75/6 for 11 years. Hit midlife crisis and needed a Guzzi S3 - couldn't find one so I got the Sport. It's red. Getting closer to sorting it out with a lot of help from Tom Newell - Brisbane. Looking forward to using the site for tech tips and info. I have some to share as well.
Had the bike from new.Nearly got a Ducati (like the guys I ride with) but I'm glad I didn't after going to the Phillip Island Supers, there was just hundreds of the bloody things. They're like assholes, everybody's got one! I've had a set of staintunes with carbon cans fitted along with the factory carby kit. Sounds better than anything on the road I reckon!
original 1973 example
My name is John and I'm from France originally. I had a V50II in Europe about 12 years ago. A lot of my friends had various Guzzis, from V7 to Californias... I thought of taking mine with me when I moved to Australia, but the price of freight was ridiculous... So I bought a BMW 650 a few years ago, but always wanted another Guzzi... But I could never find the right one at the right price, so a couple of month ago I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new one... It's the greatest bike I ever had...
Have been living in NZ for 2 years. Previously owned 1983 Lemans 111 and a V-7 Ambasador with side car. Was offerred a ride on a V11 and fell in love with the improved technology. Sold both bikes and bought the last 1100 sport available in NZ (new). I prefer it to the V11 and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I have owned it for 12 months. Look forward to receiving info and participating in your site. Unfortunately I am a little useless when it comes to the technical side, but probably make up for that with enthusiasm. I still don't understand what it is about Guzzis that appeals. Must be unconditional "love"!!!!! Cheers Andrew
I have had bikes all my life. Have raced on and off road, as well as street side cars, and have done trials. The one thing in my life that has always been their is bikes.
My 850T has an unknown history, I purchased with 49000 kms around the clock how many times? I love it because it has a 750S tank and seat and the beautiful swan neck clip-ons, Colour is Black. And it gives those show boys at the Superbike Cornering School something to thinkabout!
Suzuki (yeah, I know)Gt 750 waterbottle as the everydayer, "51 Matchless g9 500 twin (resto), 1929 R/S 250, T/R 350 twin port and V/2 500 twin port Matchless(Dad's), 1929 277cc Triumph and Yammy DT175 (Missus). I love the older Guzzi's and want one to be the everydayer!
Lario needs a little restoration, but I have most parts. Runs really well. I sell drugs for a living (work for Glaxo).