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  • Offline Qarlo

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    New entry from Italy
    on: Sep 15, 2020, 11.30 am
    Sep 15, 2020, 11.30 am
    Hi everyone, I'm Carlo; I write from Italy, in the beautiful Tuscan countryside very close to Florence. I have a 2013 Crosstourer bought a few months ago, which gives me a lot of satisfaction and makes me feel good. I have nicknamed it Moby Dick, because it is big, heavy and powerful like a white whale.
    It is a pleasure to be here with you, see you soon!

    This is my whale, during the holidays on Garda Lake




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    Re: New entry from Italy
    Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 2020, 02.26 pm
    Sep 15, 2020, 02.26 pm
    Welcome Qarlo

    I do like the name for your bike 'moby dick' that about covers it!  :008:

    Safe riding!  :400:

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    Re: New entry from Italy
    Reply #2 on: Sep 15, 2020, 04.48 pm
    Sep 15, 2020, 04.48 pm
    Welcome to VFR1200X club!
    I like the name of your bike and like Tuscany, me and my wife did a trips few times to your beautifull country!
    Greetings from Croatia!!

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    Re: New entry from Italy
    Reply #3 on: Sep 15, 2020, 08.05 pm
    Sep 15, 2020, 08.05 pm
    Hi Qarlo and :400: along to the colleCTive.  :028:
    Loving the name and envy your location as Florence is our favourite city, we’ve visited on numerous occasions.
    Enjoy your Moby Dick.  :001:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: New entry from Italy
    Reply #4 on: Sep 16, 2020, 10.27 pm
    Sep 16, 2020, 10.27 pm
    Welcome.

    Past there yesterday.
    Just came back this morning from a long trip trough Italy, down over the Stelvio and spending a night at Lake Garda then through the middle via the small mountain roads all the way to foot of the Etna on Sicily and then over the Etna to Pelermo to go back via the west side (Amalfi coast, Pompeii and Pisa) Was on my way to Geneva when i got a message that Switserland was closed due to corona so i went back to Lake Garda to go back over Austria.
    Nice people the Italians... until they get on the road with a motorized vehicle  :164: (i adapted pretty well  :007: ).

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    Re: New entry from Italy
    Reply #5 on: Sep 17, 2020, 12.16 am
    Sep 17, 2020, 12.16 am
    Congratulations nice ride! How many kilometers have you traveled?
    Here it is a tourist area and I often see people from other countries who immediately get used to driving "Italian way", but they weren't born in the land of motors ... :016:

    :008: :008: :008:

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    Re: New entry from Italy
    Reply #6 on: Sep 17, 2020, 07.33 am
    Sep 17, 2020, 07.33 am
    I had to cut of short for 2 days but in the end it still where 6750km.

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    Re: New entry from Italy
    Reply #7 on: Sep 18, 2020, 11.51 am
    Sep 18, 2020, 11.51 am
    Hi Carlo
    Welcome to the CT forum love the bike name, I welcome you from South Australia (Australia) which unfortunately has very little in common with Europe, so I'm envious of the places you guys get to ride.   
    At 62 years and now retired my GSXR had become increasingly more uncomfortable on my rides, buying the Crosstourer is a better fit to my retired body. Absolutely love it, although the transition from sports bike to soft and smooth will take a while to adopt to.