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I put a deposit on a order for the new Moto Guzzi V100. I've watched so many reviews on YT and more recently, guys in the UK who have been taking delivery of their factory fresh bikes have all been smitten with them. I decided I work hard and thought I'd give it a try. They are expecting delivery in late Feb or early Mar.

I'll ride it then and see if I love it or not. They said they'd refund my $500 deposit if I didn't like it as they'd have no issue selling it if I passed on the bike. I went with the limited edition AVIAZIONE NAVALE model is light grey. I thought it looks great. I've never ridden or owned a Moto Guzzi before so we'll see how it goes.
 

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I've been smitten with the V100 for a couple years. Seems like forever since Guzzi announced it. Certainly, a beautifully unique bike. I've seen so many manufacturers have issues with Version 1 bikes, I'm opting to wait. Maybe even for the rumored V100 Stelvio. Looking forward to reading of your experiences on the bike.
 

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I've been smitten with the V100 for a couple years. Seems like forever since Guzzi announced it. Certainly, a beautifully unique bike. I've seen so many manufacturers have issues with Version 1 bikes, I'm opting to wait. Maybe even for the rumored V100 Stelvio. Looking forward to reading of your experiences on the bike.
Yes, if I pull the trigger on it, I'll certainly post about the bike and some pics. I agree about any bikes/cars first year on a major redesign but figured I still have my RT and they are only making 1913 of the limited edition Aviazione Navale so it was now or never :)
 

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From my experience of owning Moto Guzzis just make sure you live close to the dealer so they’re on hand when the warranty claims are made. I love the look of the Mandello but every time I’m tempted my wife reminds me of reality. Yes there are many owners who never have a problem (though I suspect many of those are just more forgiving) but the fact is that they suffer problems at a rate much greater than should be expected from such a longstanding manufacturer.
 

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My personal experience with MGs - Le Mans, 2 x Spada, 2 x California & a 1000s - and certainly not using them gently, was no failures of any kind other than one of the Spadas ate speedo cables, roughly one every six months

Nevertheless, your point is good - my V100 would not be the only bike in garage. It's a really, really poor dealer network, apparently poorly supported by the factory, and it's a first or second year of a new - and Italian - design. What could possibly go wrong;)

And having said that, I suffer from severe lust for the V100, the first MG since the 90s that suits what I want in a Goose. If there was just one dealer in the US, I'd still want one.
 

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Good for you Fleuger! The V100 looks fabulous and I just read a very positive test in Roadrunner magazine. I’ve been riding Guzzis for 37 years and currently have a 2007 1200 Norge I bought new. 65,000 trouble free miles. I am a Guzzi wrench so I don’t need a dealer. You almost have to be because the dealer network is poor.

I’m sure glad to see Piagio do something bold like the V100. They have been dropping models for years.
 
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They have been dropping models for years.
Amen brother. I have never seen another manufacturer drop so many great looking bikes. I get the Euro standards, but boy Guzzi canned some world class designs - Stelvio, Norge, Audace, Eldorado, California, etc.
 
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