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I always want to know the volume of a particular brand or bike model that is sold in the U.S. and/or imported if applicable.

I own a 2015 V7 Stone Moto Guzzi which I found out as a brand has less than 1000 imported to the U.S. annually. Not just this model
but all Guzzi's combined are less than 1K. That's crazy when you compare to Harley or even Victory as made and sold bikes.

Does anyone know how many of the TW's are sold each year?

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I always want to know the volume of a particular brand or bike model that is sold in the U.S. and/or imported if applicable.

I own a 2015 V7 Stone Moto Guzzi which I found out as a brand has less than 1000 imported to the U.S. annually. Not just this model
but all Guzzi's combined are less than 1K. That's crazy when you compare to Harley or even Victory as made and sold bikes.

Does anyone know how many of the TW's are sold each year?


Just wondering.
I don't know the TW200 numbers,

But I own a 2002 DUCATI 998S BAYLISS, Only 400 ever made worldwide and only 50 imported to North America. It has stamped numbered triple tree, plaque, stand, and special cover. I would love to see a picture of your Guzzi/
 

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I once saw a chart that listed TW popularity state by state and I remember the top 3 were Kalifornia, Washington and of all places Alabama. I too would enjoy sales and production numbers and it sure seems like 2006 and 2007 were super banner sales years because those are still some of the most common TW's I find on the used market
 

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The Stone is a cruiser style bike. Not a bagger, but a naked street/highway bike that you made your own with accessories from Guzzi or aftermarket suppliers. Moto Guzzi is a very solid heavily built motorcycle with a rich history. They were heavily into racing in the early days in Europe. I think (my opinion) they have had "not so good" importers/distributors in the past. Back in the mid seventies, the dealer here in Wichita, KS sold the most Guzzi's in the country for a year or two. He dropped them when they tried to require him to "floorplan" new models over the winter. He got out of the business and went to work in an aircraft plant. Sad. There are lots of Guzzi's here in the USA. The Moto Guzzi National Owners Club is very active, and has many state rallies annually and a National Rally as well. I love my Guzzi's. My son loves his Harley's. To each his own.
 

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I looked through various Yamaha Motor Company annual reports and other financial postings w/o any luck to find sales by model type and state. Closest was change in sales by region. Call a Yamaha Investor Relations Officer, or a local dealer sales manager if info is really desired.
 

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I have heard (can't say with 100% certainty) that Moto Guzzi sells only 7000 world wide annually. So at 1000 in the US we are a big market for them :) I recently added a 2013 V7 Stone to the fleet. Man I love it! Talk about character. That sideways V-Twin is cool. I have always liked shaft driven bikes.

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My new Moto Guzzi

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Here's my Stella, my Red Hot Italian. She's a 2015 V7 Stone in that gorgeous Red. I had a small windscreen added (works very well I might add) and have since then added very little to her. I did remove all of those stupid labels though but I really like this photo of her.
Around 650 miles on her in less than 2 months riding and now ready for first dealer service. Bought her from C&D Motorsports in Robbinson, Illinois and really like working with those guys.

My other bikes are a 2013 TW200 bought with 65 miles on her and my 2015 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic with 13,500 on her bought new last March
and rode to California on her with my son on his new Softail Slim. Great over the road trip 5600 miles in 22 days and did Sturgis 75th and beyond.

The Moto Guzzi is a great bike with a fun factor I've not found on many other machines. That sideways V twin engine just handles so uniquely that you wonder why you waited to ride one. I could see why riders enjoyed these and I had to have one.

Yes, from what I've found less than 1,000 bikes imported into the U.S. every year. I have no idea how dealerships do it. They must handle other brands or they'd fail miserably.

After attending Sturgis last year I found that it was a "Cookie Cutter" world out there and very boring. All Harley's for the most part and they all look alike. In comes the Moto Guzzi and just like the T-Dub's they are unique and folks want to ask about them and look them over. I like having something that is unique and different. Only so many ways you can do up a Heritage.
 

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Maybe I remember the Stone WRONG. Those two Stones pictured above are VERY cool. That's the style of bike I like. That and cafe racers, and TW's. lol I guess I like most motorcycles. Back in the day, if you bought a catamaran sailboat, it was a Hobie. Some even referred to all catamarans as Hobie Cats. So, I bought a Nacra 5.2. Just have to be different.
 

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Here's my Stella, my Red Hot Italian. She's a 2015 V7 Stone in that gorgeous Red. I had a small windscreen added (works very well I might add) and have since then added very little to her. I did remove all of those stupid labels though but I really like this photo of her.
Around 650 miles on her in less than 2 months riding and now ready for first dealer service. Bought her from C&D Motorsports in Robbinson, Illinois and really like working with those guys.

My other bikes are a 2013 TW200 bought with 65 miles on her and my 2015 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic with 13,500 on her bought new last March
and rode to California on her with my son on his new Softail Slim. Great over the road trip 5600 miles in 22 days and did Sturgis 75th and beyond.

The Moto Guzzi is a great bike with a fun factor I've not found on many other machines. That sideways V twin engine just handles so uniquely that you wonder why you waited to ride one. I could see why riders enjoyed these and I had to have one.

Yes, from what I've found less than 1,000 bikes imported into the U.S. every year. I have no idea how dealerships do it. They must handle other brands or they'd fail miserably.

After attending Sturgis last year I found that it was a "Cookie Cutter" world out there and very boring. All Harley's for the most part and they all look alike. In comes the Moto Guzzi and just like the T-Dub's they are unique and folks want to ask about them and look them over. I like having something that is unique and different. Only so many ways you can do up a Heritage.
Very true.......... That's why I ride a Trump America.. I really get the questions & the stares at all our rides...........OMM.
 

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Here's my Stella, my Red Hot Italian. She's a 2015 V7 Stone in that gorgeous Red......
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Hey Ken and Pan,

Don't know what this has to do with TW sales, but I like it.

The V7 Stone has been on my list for the last few years (it's a "standard", not a "cruiser" like the older version).

I like the red one too, Ken.

This is the V7 II I have my eye on, but the new V9 has caught my attention too.



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I've always loved those bikes, never owned one though.
 

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Maybe I remember the Stone WRONG. Those two Stones pictured above are VERY cool. That's the style of bike I like. That and cafe racers, and TW's. lol I guess I like most motorcycles. Back in the day, if you bought a catamaran sailboat, it was a Hobie. Some even referred to all catamarans as Hobie Cats. So, I bought a Nacra 5.2. Just have to be different.
Tom, you are heavy on the Moto Guzzi's. Good for you. Nice bunch of Geese there in your list.

My first Goose. I like her. Makes me smile.

I smile when I think of my T-Dub and my Guzzi. I don't smile much with the Harley. Not that I don't appreciate it but it's just not the same.
 

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Hey Ken and Pan,

Don't know what this has to do with TW sales, but I like it.

The V7 Stone has been on my list for the last few years (it's a "standard", not a "cruiser" like the older version).

I like the red one too, Ken.

This is the V7 II I have my eye on, but the new V9 has caught my attention too.



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Did you buy one of the new Indian Scouts?

The V9 will have power but honestly for what I use the V7 for it's way more fun than I need and any greater power would be lost on me.

I gave up buying cycles for "fast in a straight line" kind of deal. I like them to ride out nicely but also curve it up and the 750 CC of a V7 is just really good.
I didnt want to spend full retail on a V7II so I bought the 2015 V7 that had really good discounts on them and my dealer had two left he wanted to unload.

What I like is that the Guzzi is different and folks like seeing it. I like seeing it too because it's not a "cookie cutter" brand like Harley or Honda.

The TW is the same way. I get all kinds of looks and comments on the huge knobby tires and full bodied motorcycle frame that it has. I like riding it because
of this and also because it never remembers the last gas station it fueled up at with the 70 plus MPG .
 

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Did you buy one of the new Indian Scouts?
Yes, but not on purpose.... ;)

I thought I was finished with cruisers.

Sold my HD Softail Deluxe, which I liked, but was getting too heavy for me to even roll out of the garage.

The Scout was one of those times when I just went in to look around, and came out with a motorcycle.

There were a lot of circumstances that "made" me buy it. One being the serial number is my birthday... ;)





....... and the 750 CC of a V7 is just really good.

I didn't want to spend full retail on a V7II so I bought the 2015 V7 that had really good discounts on them and my dealer had two left he wanted to unload.
I'm in the smaller and lighter bike mode, and I prefer the "standard" riding position.

The 750 cc is about the right size for my road riding. Although I'm hesitant to spend 10K for 750 CC bike.

Maybe, like you, I can get an end of the season discount on the V7 II.

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Man that is a sweet Indian.
I've ridden the Scout and the other larger models with the 111 engines.
I owned a Victory Highball and put 17,000 miles on it in 20 months and before second set of tires
were due I peddled it off.
Of all of my bikes I miss that one the most.

Vic's are a lot like the Indian's.

Polaris is simply doing a great job. They will do better this year and with the new Victory Octane with that Indian
motor in it that is water cooled they will continue to make Harley look over their shoulders.

Polaris is 5 years ahead of Harley on technology a Harley dealer told me. He now sells Vic's, Indian's and Triumphs.
 

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Hey Ken and Pan,

Don't know what this has to do with TW sales, but I like it.

The V7 Stone has been on my list for the last few years (it's a "standard", not a "cruiser" like the older version).

I like the red one too, Ken.

This is the V7 II I have my eye on, but the new V9 has caught my attention too.

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I think the low volume sales in the U.S. annually is where the discussion of Moto a Guzzi came in.

Same with the TW. I'll bet the annual sales in North America are real low.

The V7 is all I need. The V9 really is nice but I prefer the tank design on the V7.

I rode a V7 II and couldn't tell a difference so I saved money and bought a 2015 .

Buy a Guzzi, you'll love it.
 

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......Same with the TW. I'll bet the annual sales in North America are real low....
When I was at Daytona Bike Week a few weeks ago, I talked to a couple taking a close look at the TW.

Both were long time riders , and never had seen or heard of a TW before.

2016 model:



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When I was at Daytona Bike Week a few weeks ago, I talked to a couple taking a close look at the TW.

Both were long time riders , and never had seen or heard of a TW before.

2016 model:



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There just isn't any advertising done for the TW. Which is sad considering how versatile the little beast is. And there's a ton of folks like myself that like to customize their vehicles. The TW is the perfect vehicle for that and Yamaha could open up a whole new market for their bikes if they advertised the bike to that segment of the US.
 
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