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Doug Pulling, 1998 V10 GT

This is my Centauro on its maiden voyage in September 1998. Photo taken at "Road to the Sun Highway" in Glacier Park. Since then I have added a crossover, carbon fiber Mistral cans and two sets of tires. I finally got the bars and mirrors adjusted to a position that fits my riding style (it took months to realize what fit), so I have forstalled buying Swan Necks. I find that the mirrors are very functional, if gaudy. I plan on adding driving lights.

I love the sound and the fury.

Doug Pulling, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle, Washington

email: dpulling@ix.netcom.com

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Tim Crump, 1998 V10 Sport

Las Vegas

email: crumpta@email.msn.com

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Wayne Orwig, 1998 V10 Sport

Dacula, Ga.

email: WayneOrwig@GA.SLR.com


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Shelby Kinnard (1998 V10 Sport), Brenda Marcome (1998 V10 GT), Emily Banks (1998 V10 GT) from North Carolina... three Centauros on the Cherahola Skyway, Tenn.

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Derek Bird from Parma, Ohio on a 1997 Centauro purchased 6-99.

I've been a Guzzi owner for seven years, and a guzzi rider for about 15 years. Got rid of the Bullwinkle factory mirrors, replaced with bar ends. I do not plan on changing anything else from stock.

Email dbird@immsp.com

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Terry Wyse, '98 V10 Sport

After kicking a few tires before buying my first bike (you heard right!), I dropped in on a local Guzzi dealer and my jaw dropped at the sight of a red/silver Centauro. Two months later I took it home. In three months I've logged just over 4K miles (and one set of tires!). I'm looking to start doing some more "serious" jaunts as I've only ventured 200 miles one way on my longest trip so far.

Since this photo was taken I've added bar-end mirrors, the Creedon chip, Stucchi crossover and K&N filter (and shaved my beard - I came stock without the beard). I've also purchased the GT seat/tailpiece and a H-B trunk kit which I swap for the Sport setup for two-up riding with my wife, Jill. We celebrated our 10th anniversary this year by taking a two day ride up through the Uwhwarrie Forest here in NC. She's a real sport and enjoys riding with me.

After years of ATV/ORV riding, I'm enjoying the two-wheel experience. It's been extremely helpful to ride with other, more experienced riders. As a newbie, I feel like I'm just starting to get my "two-wheel legs".

Personal: Married, wife Jill and two children, Mitchell 6 years and Myah 2. Live in Waxhaw NC, about 40 miles SSE of Charlotte NC.

Having a blast and hope to see some of you down the road.

Terry Wyse, Waxhaw NC email: tlwyse@mindspring.com

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Gordon de la Mare, 1998 V10 Centauro GT

I've wanted a Centauro for years, ever since I had a ride on the first one to arrive in the UK. I love the riding position and my wife says the rear seat is most comfortable - tested on a tour of Normandy, in France. I have also taken it to Ireland this year with some friends and had a wonderful time. It's "fully loaded" , ie top box, windscreen and cylinder head protectors. I've made no mods as I try to keep all my road bikes as near as standard as possible.

I also have a 1980 Le Mans II (yep, that's standard too apart from the Koni rear shocks, Krauser rack and top box, FAC front dampers, and NGK spark plus caps - and I do have original metal clad ones); and a 1954 Falcone Sport.

Gordon de la Mark, Winchester, UK; email: gdm00@amdahl.com