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Old 08-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #46
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Here's the red (orange?) V7 Classic at my local dealer:





Tasty, huh?
Calling it beautiful is an understatement.
Black rims for sure, would make it perfect.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:16 PM   #47
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Looks great in red!
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:04 AM   #48
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I so want one
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:02 PM   #49
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Hey Birdmove,the trucking co. picked it up this afternoon.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:04 PM   #50
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That is a good-looking bike!

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Here is my 2010 in the wildflowers near Austin TX, Spring 2010.

I am new to this so I'm not sure if the picture attached.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:31 AM   #51
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Wow, that red is *really* nice.

Looks like this is on my short list again...
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:36 AM   #52
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My V7C is getting new clothes and a new hat. Going Green after the tank had to be replaced for a leak. Will post pics in a week when it's done.

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #53
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Wow! Thats nice hardware. I have the white classic and love her madly! I just reset my tappets (super easy 15 min job) and she is running better than ever... purring like a kitten at idle.

Just trying to fit a mono wheel trailer this fall to the bike for a future camping trip. Nice 1/4 fairing works better than the bigger touring cuiser type I just took off. New YSS shocks and Hyperpro springs and refinished Old Craven british saddlebags are major love offerings ...

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Old 11-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #54
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What a novel idea, a tow-behind BarBQue pit!
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:41 PM   #55
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New 2012 versions. I like the new cast rims:



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Old 11-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #56
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...and steel fuel tank
...and new heads

The details will be known at EICMA!

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:32 PM   #57
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Been riding my V-7 Classic now for about 2 1/2 months with 2800 miles on it. The hotest ride was 113 F. The lowest was this morning 31F. I am completely happy with my choice of this bike. It is not the bike for everyon nor does it try to be. I waited 40 years to buy my first bike and spent 2 years researching many different brands and models both new and used. I have only one complaint. I wish that they had made tri-color edition similar to some their earlier models available.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:59 PM   #58
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Here is mine a few weeks while doing a ride through the mid-Hudson valley. I have since added a Dart flyscreen, and my Hepco Becker 30L side cases just arrived today, so I'll install them this weekend. That's probably as much farkling as I'll be doing for now. When the chrome starts coming off the luggage rack and side case mounts (which, apparently, they seem to do), I'll get 'em powder-coated black.

I love this bike, but it is my first, so I can't really compare it to anything else. I didn't like the foot-forward position of a cruiser or the lay-on-the tank position of sport bikes. The V7C has a nice neutral "standard" ergos. I also wanted something modern, but classic-looking. My short list was this, the Triumph Bonneville, or the 2000-2001 Kawasaki W650.

At only 435lbs wet, the small block 750 motor has plenty of power to keep my happy, but yet isn't stupid-fast to get me in trouble.

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Old 11-04-2011, 03:13 PM   #59
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OMGWTFBBQ!

Could it be? Could it possibly be the mythical 50+ hp engine the public (namely, about a dozen people) have been clamouring for?

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Old 11-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #60
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OMGWTFBBQ!

Could it be? Could it possibly be the mythical 50+ hp engine the public (namely, about a dozen people) have been clamouring for?


Piaggio is putting lots of Euros into this old marque and actually getting some things done.

There are no details, yet, but from the looks of it the new head has a central spark plug, and may have 4-valves. It will be a significant improvement over the current Heron-head design, one that will have development potential beyond the tapped-out Heron-head engine.

The steel gas tank will be a nice improvement. So, too, the availablility of cast wheels.

This isn't a world-beater. It's not a K16LT or a 'busa or a GSA. It's just a middleweight standard, and does a good job at that...

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