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I didn't think much of this article 'til I saw the second photo. Then I thought Guzzi's never did that. Or have wave rotors. Or S4R style exhausts. All that from the factory, too.

You don't drag a knee on a Guzzi! That's like drifting a Lincoln Town Car.
 

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Moto Guzzi have the fugliest bike I've ever seen.
 

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I wouldn't say "fugliest". I think it looks interesting, not my style but unique and cool.
 

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i like it.

i would never buy it since if I were to lowside it (theoratically speaking of course, we all know this never happens in real life) i would very likely damage the engine and that would be no good :(
 

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i like it.

i would never buy it since if I were to lowside it (theoratically speaking of course, we all know this never happens in real life) i would very likely damage the engine and that would be no good :(
Looks to me like there's a guard on the cylinder head where it would meet the pavement.
 

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Looks to me like there's a guard on the cylinder head where it would meet the pavement.
sure is .... but imagine what would happen to the cylinder if you hit ground hard nuff
 

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hahahahahahaha i was thinking the same thing. gee Mr. Salesman....how does it crash?? why it crashes well. nothing touches the ground. it has new pillow technology that deploys when it senses an iminent crash!!
 

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hahahahahahaha i was thinking the same thing. gee Mr. Salesman....how does it crash?? why it crashes well. nothing touches the ground. it has new pillow technology that deploys when it senses an iminent crash!!
haha i can see myself asking these questions .... i am wierd
 

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I have been very close to buying a Guzzi twice. I hope to have one as the next bike. Kinda funky in wierd way. They have about 95 hp, so they would be fast enough. Good for touring. And simple enough to service oneself. I see it as an alternative to an R1100S/R1200S/R1200R
 

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also when i said never i was lieing .... i would buy it if the price was right
 

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sure is .... but imagine what would happen to the cylinder if you hit ground hard nuff
I've wasted a good portion of my time on various MC forums, and I've never heard about this being a concern with Guzzis.
 

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I haven't seen much... only been riding for a few years now but I've never seen a rear brake like that before. Funky.
It is a conventional rear brake on the left of the bike. What you see and admire so much is a torsion arm and rear pinion gear cover.
 

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Since we've already established that I know very little about motorcycles can I ask another silly question?

Why do all bikes (the ones I've seen) have the exhaust ports pointing forward?
Wouldn't it make sense to change rotation of the engine and have the air intake on the front and exhaust toward the back? I know the pipe might get a little hot but I'm sure something can be done to protect the rider’s knees.

Wouldn't a design like this give cooler air with better ram air possibilities and make the exhaust much straighter and shorter (less weight and curves)?

Forgive the crappy 5 min photoshop, but you get the idea.
 

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Since we've already established that I know very little about motorcycles can I ask another silly question?

Why do all bikes (the ones I've seen) have the exhaust ports pointing forward?
Wouldn't it make sense to change rotation of the engine and have the air intake on the front and exhaust toward the back? I know the pipe might get a little hot but I'm sure something can be done to protect the rider’s knees.

Wouldn't a design like this give cooler air with better ram air possibilities and make the exhaust much straighter and shorter (less weight and curves)?

Forgive the crappy 5 min photoshop, but you get the idea.
remember, you need an air filter in there somewhere, hence the airbox and fuel system at the rear of the engine. Bike don't have enough front end real estate to put a filter with enough volume there. They have been incorporating the airbox with the gas tank and a few bikes and moving the rest of the tank volume under the front portion of the seat. The R1 and 600rr's are a good examples of this. Heat is another reason. You have to insulate the exhaust, adding weight. They have enough problems now with underseat exhaust and heat. Kawasakis 10R has theirs slightly outboard of the tail section to cut down on the insulation they need to have that kind exhaust.
 
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