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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V

4.0 from 3 reviews

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    phil

    phil

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    italian love affair

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    Nigel M

    Nigel MMelbourne

    Had it for 2 years and love it

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    For some reason it took me a while to get used to it, but after a long trip 5,500 km in 10 days and changing away from those original Metzler tyres to Michalen I just love it. Looks good, good compromise between sports and touring, well enough power, handles well and is a bit different.
    Was interested to read the previous post on the oil leak - same problem, same complex issue - the dealer mechanics don't know how to crack open the new shaft drive 8 valve twins - took nearly 4 months. An initial assembly fault left out a seal. Great now though :-)
    Wish I could find some hard panniers for less than $1200 though

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    An Italian beauty with deep flaws.

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    Questions & Answers

    Trumpet

    Trumpetasked

    Hi Johno, I'm looking at buying a 2009 1200 sport 4v with 25000 km, what should I be aware of and what's the maintenance like?

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    phil
    phil

    The Guzzi is essentially unchangedfrom 2008 till now , they are heavy but the weight disappears under way , not vibration free though , but i fitted rubber footpegs from a Honda VTR1000 which fitted straight up and are about 15 mm longer than the std units making it more comfortable to ride , there was some concerns with the cams on the earlier 8 valve motors (the 4v is actually an 8 valve motor) wearing out abnormally as the " case hardening " was insufficient , but as to any other mechanical woes only people killing the instruments by jump starting them incorrectly , thats it ,the handling is brilliant ,style and presence are unmatched ,it's a bike i can sit on for hours comfortably and rough roads not a problem , ride it , bet you feel that it's not impressive right away but has something about it you just can't define , yes ,i still think mine is special

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