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Moto Guzzi??

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I have a guy interested in buying my HD Sportster, so I am thinking about buying a Moto Guzzi or BMW. I will not cafe the bike as the objective is to have something my wife will ride on with me. Saying that, I would love the Guzzi Lemans. I remember my uncle had a early 70's Eldorado that he and his rather plump wife road all over the country. It was the first bike I rode at over 100mph. Rock steady.

The wife likes Gold Wings, but I am not old enough for one of those yet! My brother has a HD Geezer Glide that she liked sitting on, but they are mucho dinero and I don't have any tattos anyway.

Sooo, is anyone here familar with the bikes to offer some advice as to models, etc. Maybe someone here even has one for sale? I do not know a lot about either--I really like the looks of the pre 69 BMW,s but they are more collector than rider bikes, and very pricey. I like the 70's style Guzzi, but I don't want the right side shift.

Please tell me what you know about the Bimmers and Guzzis--reccomendations, problems, etc.

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there are lots of beemers that can be had for not too much cash. the 80's and even 90's BMW airheads are dead nuts reliable, they run forever! my bmw instructor at AMI has an early 80's airhead with over 500k on it. still has original pistons and cylinders he just replaces rings every 200k or so. these bikes have loads of torque so riding 2 up in no trouble at all either.
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