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Old 11-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #76
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Nice! That's more like it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:01 AM   #77
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I wasn't being sarcastic. I'm actually quite happy at the news, it's just that they've been talking about it for over 10 years (ever since they were discussing putting that aero engine on the Hippogriff). And the "about a dozen people" is a jab at the small number of Guzzi enthusiasts (you'll notice I use it relatively often).
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:22 AM   #78
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I'm a long time admirer of the V7 Classic and the black one really hits the mark. I like the way Moto Guzzi puts the voltage regulator right up front in the breeze. Does anybody know if the fuel injection is closed-loop? (O2 sensor)
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:30 AM   #79
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I have been admiring the V7 for a couple years. Have to say the black with cast rims is even sweeter. Need to play the lotto and shuffle some things in the garage.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #80
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I read the blog Penrics linked to, thank you,
Interesting to note the blogger mentioned the spoke wheels standard on the deluxe model, the plainer black model having cast wheels. That alone would make the decision to choose the black bike a no brainer for me.

I pray I never have to remove the spoke rear wheel on the road to fix a flat, I don't think I can do it outside of my shop.

At least with a tubeless tire, a plug kit, and a Slime pump, I can make it home.

Took me three hours the first time I did a flat repair. I had to pull the final drive off to get the wheel/cush drive back on. First thing I learned was not to pull out the drive shaft to grease the splines. There may very well be a trick to getting the front spline back on the transmission output shaft, but I am not aware of it. I ended up pulling the entire swingarm off to get it back on.

I would be happy to trade my DELUXE chrome spoke wheels with anyone buying the new model with the
'lower grade' tubeless cast wheels...

The proto shows Pirelli tires, maybe the Lasertecs are a thing of the past.

I also like the oval cooling fins, but with my basic mechanical skills, I think I'm happy with the heron heads and likely lower compression. I don't see gas getting any higher quality in the near future, and old tech seems less affected by such things.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:32 AM   #81
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This isn't a world-beater. It's not a K16LT or a 'busa or a GSA.

No, but on a tight mountain road it can be a buddy beater.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:46 PM   #82
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Some news and images from EICMA:


http://www.motociclismo.it/moto-guzz...011-moto-50484





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Old 11-08-2011, 02:59 PM   #83
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Sorry! Nobody tells me anything! Now I see the prior posts.

Still, good on Guzzi, there has been a lot of new interest into the 750cc - 400 lb. type of bikes.

I like Triumphs. I almost bought a Triumph Scambler years ago but I couldnt get comfortable on the bike.

I heard the Guzzi on utube with Mistral pipes and it sounded so good. I researched the stories of people who bought the bike and wrote about the day to day experience of ownership. Its a push rod retro naked...not going to satisfy certain types. I had a BSA 650 and a Norton twin in my earlier days and I like the type.

I find the sitting position much more comfortable than my Honda 1100 sport tourer and with the slow twisty hills that I ride on, the lil' bike is just much more satisfying!

The V7 classic just has to have the clutch and throttle cable free play set up correctly and the little engine is a joy to play with. It is a small bike, light and agile with a great sound coming out of the pipes.
I sure like those panniers, what brand are they?
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #84
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Come and have a read of my review of a 2010 Classic here in New Zealand.....Got some pics to look at too for ya's all..

Being a V11 Sport owner, I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised :)

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/sh...-(2010)-review

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:16 PM   #85
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I think Guzzi did a great job of listening to the owners and updating the bike.

The saddlebags that I have are Craven fibreglass cases from the 1970's - no longer made and the company is still in limbo. A friend had these 'Golden Arrows' bags on his old Honda 550 four when he ran into a deer and totalled the bike. The bags were pretty beat up too, and left outside behind the woodshed for a dozen years or so, when I found them and started to fix em up.

I am almost done - handles and hardware in hand, still have to finish painting the final coat and doing the final assembly this winter. Lots of positive comments on the setup.

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:19 PM   #86
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They have a very nice period look. I was contemplating them for my Bonneville, but obviously that won't work, oh well.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:37 PM   #87
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I'm holding out for one of these



http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...-get-official/
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:04 PM   #88
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Me too...seems like if it was coming, today would be the day, though.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:54 PM   #89
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The show's not over. They've not unveiled the Cal 14, either...
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:16 AM   #90
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