Anybody have a Moto Guzzi V7?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by MotorCade, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Tod.

    Tod. Old, but up for it

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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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  2. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    How cool would a lighter weight Tubliss style conversion be with the spoked alloys!
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  3. DBrentMiller

    DBrentMiller Sojourn Chronicles

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    As promised, here is my video review.

    http://youtu.be/KbWeIKnKvkg

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  4. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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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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  5. Pokeyjoe

    Pokeyjoe Aprilia Dorsoduro

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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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  6. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    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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    Pat (see the connection?)
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  7. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    PS Thanks for bringing back all of those horrible memories. The humiliation, the humiliation........................:cry
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  8. rbm

    rbm Adventurer

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    When you fit the Stucchi, itthe Racer will look like this:

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    p.s. That's my 2011 V7 with the Stucchi and number plates removed.
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  9. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    WOW! Very nice.:eek1
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  10. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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  11. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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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.
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  13. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Will your new Triumph require six dealers to keep it on the road?

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  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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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.
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  15. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    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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  16. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    my reasoning for buying the bonneville was easy.....

    beemer broke, wife said no more bmw, gave me envelope of $, had to buy a bike by tuesday to get to work. moto guzzi dealer wouldnt sell me the stone "demo" and i don't like the racer (im not a "racer"). the dealer not having a classic or stone in stock to sell me made up my mind for me and the new bonneville.

    i wish i could have both.
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  17. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Playing around with the bike a bit. My son 'n law has a graphic art company. They do commercial signs, wrap cars etc. etc. I asked him for a piece of gloss black wrap so I could cover the #7 on the front plate / mini fairing. The stuff is amazing and matches color and gloss perfectly.

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    Nice thing is that it comes off with no residue.

    Without windshield:

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  18. Pokeyjoe

    Pokeyjoe Aprilia Dorsoduro

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    Looks like its wearing a hat.

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  19. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Asshat comes to mind. That's why I'm still saving for the Stucchi fairing. The other option of getting the light / instrument lowering bracket may be an option for now. Did you remove the fairing Joe?

    PS great picture.
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  20. Pokeyjoe

    Pokeyjoe Aprilia Dorsoduro

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    It took me forever to find that picture.

    Yes, I removed the fairing and lowered the gauges. I like the Stucchi fairing, but like the one in the record kit better. So much $$$, though.

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