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    A peek at the future.

    Spotted in Soho yesterday.






    Note, this was not a motorbike shop. There were 3 bikes only, mere decoration to a clothing range. Is this the way Guzzi will go, as accessories to the hipster lifestyle?

    I cringe.
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    http://www.cycleworld.com/aprilia-ca...ads=off#page-2

    So maybe we'll get a surprise at EICMA this year, or next.
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    Guzzi will need a replacement for the big block.

    Norton have 2 clothing stores now. Growth market. Don't be too hard on them. They are again racing at the IOM on the V4-RR. As for the one in the pic, it is chrome painted carbon bodywork.
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    Hey,...... it may not be a bad idea to offer our bikes to clothing/whatever shops as window dressing (If we aren't riding them at the time and could use a few bucks "Model fees") to get the guzzi brand more recognised öut there")
    Someone might go to buy a pair of jeans and be enarmoured of the Guzzi style, and become a Guzzisti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azazl View Post
    They are again racing at the IOM on the V4-RR. As for the one in the pic, it is chrome painted carbon bodywork.
    Same livery and race number as the bike ridden by Davo Johnson at the IOM this year.
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    This says it all, really.



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    Good article, thanks for that.

    Looking at Guzzi, sales are down by more than half so far this year.
    First six months 2017, 57 sold, compared with 121 for the same period last year.
    It seems the Roamer and Bobber aren't catching too much attention.

    Looking at the sales figures here, https://www.fcai.com.au/library/publ...son_top_10.pdf
    Big bore sports bikes just aren't selling.
    The CB 500R is LAMS approved, so that doesn't count,

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    Even the Indian Scout sold more than the CBR1000.
    In theory, there's no difference between theory and reality.
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    The popularity of the Scrambler variants killed the Guzzi 750/900 'hipster' market.

    The IB article is pretty much correct. Those with stalkerbook only need to look at Perth Cafe Racers as evidence.

    Like any fad though, bikes and their riders will go back to being not cool in the fashion zeitgeist and I'm guessing sooner rather than later.

    Leaving just the outcast fringe dwellers of society like we've always been.
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