Most people here crack me up. My favorite bike has about 20 hp and I ride it everywhere, and have more fun on it then any other bike I have ever owned, and the V7 is under powered? Its 400 pounds, if it had 80 or 90 hp it would be over 500 pounds and a big heavy sled, like the Bonneville. It would suck gas and need a bigger gas tank, bigger suspension parts, stronger frame, stronger driveline, and would be one of the other bigger Moto Guzzi's.... From what I read, V7 service is as easy as it gets, no coolant, valves are screw and locknut, easy to get at, no chain and sprockets, fuel injection, whats to do on the bike? Order filters/gaskets/brake pads on line, have spares on hand, and you never need to go to any dealers. Besides the very nice style and sound, I would pick the V7 over other bikes just because its so light.