I don't think it's ugly, I think it is gorgeous. But the early one I rode was too slow. I'm glad about this thread, I didn't realise that it had added 20BHP (as stock, as pointed out another 10BHP is easy to find on any air cooled big bike if you stick two fingers up at the EPA and change the exhaust and mapping), and I'm really interested now. My two daily rides now have Portuguese plates and can be sold at a profit - I'll give a modern Griso another go. Cheap and, in my opinion, ragingly cool. Only the sub 100BHP motor put me off it. 110BHP (stock) sounds a lot more like it...
I am tellin ya man... I am a believer in the new GRISO. I might have one in my garage by the end of next week!!! Sadly I might have to dump street rod. No need for two sport standard muscle cruisers. But that opens me up to possibly getting a cruiser based VROD. IF this goes down, then it will be between the muscle and the nightrod.
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2006 Street Rod
2009 Guzzi Griso
2011 Yamaha Stryker (sold)
Arnotts, D&D, SEPST, custom paint or all chrome according to mood, GRC seat, wave rotors, Muscle wheels, Burleigh bars, V-Gauge, assorted pretty bits.
2007 VRSC-AW (Fun).
2007 KTM 990 Adventure (Off Road and Touring).
2006 Triumph Daytona T955i (Evil).
2009 Fatboy (Heavily Tarted Up Show Pony).
2011 Bonneville (On long term loan).
1978 Triumph Bonneville Based Racer (Needs A Rebuild)
150# is humungous. And I mean HUMUNGOUS! That kind of weight difference is hard to overcome, it translate into a substantial amount of HP loss. A tune won't help you much. An R with a 150# diet would smoke his Guzzi azz.
There is good reason those big, fat focks at the track don't pull good numbers with their monster bikes!
Isnt the NHRA Vrod about 150Lbs heavier. Weight means nothing...if you make enough HP.
2007 VRSCDX the rarest of the DX one year only 1130cc.
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