Author Topic: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso  (Read 3833 times)

Offline Chris

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This is a pretty interesting comparison of three current versions of the "let's bring back the great do everything bikes of the 70's" idea.  I wouldn't be disappointed if any of these showed up in my garage.  But having said that, each has it's flaws.  (For example, I think the Beemer is over priced by about $3000 for what you're getting, even if it does work pretty well.)  But by all means read the test yourself and see what you think.  Which one would you pick?

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from the Motorcycle.com website:


Retro Roadster Comparo + Video
BMW R nineT vs. Honda CB1100 vs. Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE






By Tom Roderick September 3, 2014
Photos by: Evans Brasfield Video by: Jay McNally

One of these three motorcycles is commemorative, the other retrospective, and the third, uniquely orthodox relative to the company’s ethos. Probably not hard to ascertain which bike is being referenced. They seem equally comparable yet disparate in the same moment.


read the rest of the article and get all the juicy details at:  

http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/retro-roadster-shootout?utm_source=mo09042014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly

« Last Edit: September 21, 2014, 05:57:39 pm by Chris »
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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 07:04:35 am »
i wanna paly!!!    :beg

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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 06:02:24 pm »
Nice bikes.
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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 06:44:06 am »
That would be a tough choice between the BMW and the Guzzi. I'd lean more towards the Guzzi but I'd probably hate my decision come service time.

Edit: Just checked and the nearest dealership is 3 hours away so yes, that would suck.
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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 07:06:04 am »
I would try out any of those bikes.  But just shooting from the hip, I expect i would end up choosing the Honda.  I really like the retro look and the fact that it just seems simpler.  Add to that i'm not a knee dragger and it's probably the best fit for my ride.

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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 08:21:25 am »

That would be a tough choice between the BMW and the Guzzi. I'd lean more towards the Guzzi...

Ian,

You and I are on exactly the same page.  I like all three but my choice would end up between the Goose and the Beemer.  The Beemer works great but the Goose just looks so good...

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Re: Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 11:59:35 am »
I thought about it.  One key bike is missing so I'm writing in my vote.

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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 01:43:05 pm »
man that's pretty

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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 02:59:47 pm »
I want the Honda.
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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 05:57:41 pm »
I'm with Ian on this one ...... :21
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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2014, 02:24:16 pm »
The Norton may not qualify as I'm getting a lot of mixed signals on the factory actually being in production.  Unfortunately this iteration of the Norton brand is showing the same sorts of signs the other attempts to get it off the ground gave before they went belly up.
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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2015, 02:23:52 pm »
I'll have the BMW when they start hitting the used market......


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Re: Retro-Standards compared - BMW R nine T, Honda CB1100, Moto Guzzi Griso
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2015, 07:56:35 pm »
There are a few bikes that I am waiting to hit the used bike market. Including the Harley Streets.
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