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Old 11-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #61
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Took this photo at the Cologne bike show in Germany, last month. As a Griso rider I was quite taken with this V7, but not enough ponies I`m afraid. Less than 50 BHP is just not enough for me. Think I`ll wait until they decide to do a 1200 model.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #62
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it is the steel rims on the classic that i speak of. thanks for clarifying. i was of the belief that the racer had steel spoke wheels as well....again, thanks!
How cool would a lighter weight Tubliss style conversion be with the spoked alloys!
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #63
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I took a test ride today. The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone in Glossy White is a gorgeous bike. I tested a 2011 V7 Classic last June, so there have been several months between the two rides. I think the 2013 is lighter, smoother engine and transmission, and more flickable. That may be due to the lighter bike. I have shot some video and am working on that. I will post later and answer questions after the video is published.

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As promised, here is my video review.

http://youtu.be/KbWeIKnKvkg

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:25 PM   #64
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Picked it up on Friday from GP Motorcycles in San Diego. Nice bunch of guys. I didn't get to ride it until Saturday and the ride to work today. It's a beautiful little bike. Number 347. I removed the rear number plates. :)



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Old 11-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #65
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Get rid of that number on the front. It looks like you're wearing a bad hat.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #66
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Get rid of that number on the front. It looks like you're wearing a bad hat.
Kind of like the hat I had to wear on All Saint's Day when my parents made me dress up like Saint Patrick. When I get the money I'll look for a Stucchi Sport Fairing:



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Old 11-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #67
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PS Thanks for bringing back all of those horrible memories. The humiliation, the humiliation........................
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:17 PM   #68
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When you fit the Stucchi, itthe Racer will look like this:



p.s. That's my 2011 V7 with the Stucchi and number plates removed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:03 AM   #69
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When you fit the Stucchi, itthe Racer will look like this:



p.s. That's my 2011 V7 with the Stucchi and number plates removed.
WOW! Very nice.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:34 AM   #70
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439 wet weight for the Stone. Here's a write up on it vs. the Triumph Thuxton.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/1474...-Thruxton.aspx

I'm trying to decide between the Stone and a Bonneville.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #71
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439 wet weight for the Stone. Here's a write up on it vs. the Triumph Thuxton.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/1474...-Thruxton.aspx

I'm trying to decide between the Stone and a Bonneville.
I can't see how you would lose on either one, they are both nice bikes. It's nice to have choices again, isn't it?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #72
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439 wet weight for the Stone. Here's a write up on it vs. the Triumph Thuxton.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/1474...-Thruxton.aspx

I'm trying to decide between the Stone and a Bonneville.
i went and looked at a stone. it seemed very "small" it was skinny, short (compared to the bmw r80 i replaced). but, its a damn beautiful bike. i probably would have bought it, but they did not have one they could sell me. Also, the moto guzzi dealer network is spread very thin not a whole bunch of dealers able to support it.

i went with a new bonneville for this reason. there are 6 dealers closer to me than the closest guzzi dealer. it also has 20hp on the guzzi. i think i made a good choice FOR ME. though i like the guzzi shaft drive better than the bonny's chain, and the guzzi is a damn beautiful ride.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:53 PM   #73
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i went and looked at a stone. it seemed very "small" it was skinny, short (compared to the bmw r80 i replaced). but, its a damn beautiful bike. i probably would have bought it, but they did not have one they could sell me. Also, the moto guzzi dealer network is spread very thin not a whole bunch of dealers able to support it.

i went with a new bonneville for this reason. there are 6 dealers closer to me than the closest guzzi dealer. it also has 20hp on the guzzi. i think i made a good choice FOR ME. though i like the guzzi shaft drive better than the bonny's chain, and the guzzi is a damn beautiful ride.
Will your new Triumph require six dealers to keep it on the road?

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #74
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Will your new Triumph require six dealers to keep it on the road?

i certainly hope not.

but a 50 mile ride to get an oil filter kinda sucks. whereas the triumph dealer is 4 blocks from work.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #75
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i certainly hope not.

but a 50 mile ride to get an oil filter kinda sucks. whereas the triumph dealer is 4 blocks from work.
They've got this thing called the United States Post Office.

I've been told they can deliver almost anything in just a few days. And straight to your door.

Seriously, MPH and MI and Harper's and others will put parts in the mail same day and they'll be at your doorstep in a few days.

Guzzi has a pretty well developed dealer network, despite not having one on every street corner.

Personally, I usually order my parts from MPH in Houston. They stock just about everything I ever need, and I get my package in 2-days.

Not knocking your choice of the Bonneville. Nice bikes. Just questioning your reasoning. (and giving you a hard time, but all in fun).
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