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Old 07-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #1756
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #1757
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #1758
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Saw one of these cross in front of me Sat.,could'nt here it though...I had my windows up
With windows down, you still wouldn't be able to hear it. The tires make more noise on the pavement than the bike does.
I rode a couple of them last year. At that point they still seemed like they needed a bit more development. Brakes were crap,suspension was really soft initially, than really harsh on any kind of bump. Very light though. Should be something really nice with a bit more work and range.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:37 AM   #1759
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #1760
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I want that retro-styled 1100 cc Honda, the one with the quarter fairing. I think it's the Mugen adaption. Looks to be still home market, Oz, & NZ only.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #1761
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I know it will be a while before I can afford a new motorcycle, but I have really been liking the Moto Guzzi V7 classic and the triumph bonneville lately



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Old 07-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #1762
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You and I have similar tastes. I keep flirting with the idea of a Scrambler or a Bonneville T100, or a V7 classic. They all seem like they'd be great fun.

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #1763
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You and I have similar tastes. I keep flirting with the idea of a Scrambler or a Bonneville T100, or a V7 classic. They all seem like they'd be great fun.
The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #1764
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The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
MG Cycle has crash bars for the V7. But you're right...the aftermarket is a little slim for low-volume bikes like Guzzis.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #1765
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MG Cycle has crash bars for the V7. But you're right...the aftermarket is a little slim for low-volume bikes like Guzzis.
I hadn't stumbled across that site before. Would definitely be good to know in case I ever get one.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #1766
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I hadn't stumbled across that site before. Would definitely be good to know in case I ever get one.
If you're even remotely thinking about a Guzzi you need to head over to WildGuzzi and GuzziTech. Also, since you're living in Houston, get to know the folks at MPH Cycles on Park Row. Another good source for parts is Harpers.

That V7 is a great little bike.

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Old 07-13-2012, 04:27 AM   #1767
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I'll take the V7 classic today too, please, kkthnx.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:39 AM   #1768
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I am fairly confident my next one will be the K1600. I did ride a goldwing which is amazing but I think the K1600 would be much more fun on the twisties.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:08 AM   #1769
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He's in eastern Canada, DAKEZ - no need for a hard sell.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #1770
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The major thing I am concerned about on the Guzzi is what happens to the bike if one happens to crash. I haven't seen any frame sliders or engine protection. Basically, there does not seem to be many aftermarket parts available for the Guzzi. But, the Bonneville has tons of aftermarket stuff.
There are several engine crash bars available for the V7. If you look closely at this pic of my V7 you can see mine:


I bought them pre-owned from a member of the WildGuzzi.com forum, so I'm not 100% sure which ones they are. There are a few threads on that forum on engine crash bars available for the V7 -- check it out.
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