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Old 07-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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Talking now for something totally different...

MH,

I am watching the Ewan MacGregor video series “Long Way Down”. In Como, Italy the boys visited the Moto Guzzi factory. So, I got a bit interested in MG bikes.

Looking at their website, and for a local Houston dealer I tripped on the 2012 V7 series. These are 750 twin, V-twin air cooled, light weight (only 400#), traditional style bikes. They make 50 HP, but very high torque.

The V7 reminds me a lot of the Triumph Bonneville except a lot lighter, but the seat is higher.

Only $9790? Man, that is a deal. But I think I like the special edition better than the jewel like racer with its chrome tank.

The style and looks to me are Bellissimo, and the price tag very reasonable. Retro-number plates are pretty cool, and low bars.




Anyway, there you go: something really different

Are there any Moto Guzzi owners out there?

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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Personally I like the regular V7 better than the café one but I can appreciate both.

I just went to MPH on Park Row last weekend--great guys and they have some beautiful bikes there. Here's the site in case you didn't already find it--http://www.mphcycles.com/
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #4
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You've caught it, and the fact that you made a post about it means this is a serious case. Further research, both online and at showrooms, may ease the pain; however, there is only one cure: being a Moto Guzzi owner.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:50 AM   #5
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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Yeah, I'd be down for one. I equate them as comparable to the Thruxton, although the Thrux has a bit more ooomph going for it. I think that has been the major down point in every review I have read for the V7 series bikes, not enough power. That being said, I never had problems with power on the 883 Sportsters I have owned, and they were rated at what, 45hp and easy 420#. To eaach their own I suppose, these are not meant to compete with a supersport bike. I'd ride one.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #7
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Yeah I am going to visit MPH Friday afternoon and have a look-see. My riding buddy Ed knows the owner and vouches positively. There is something unique about the MG bikes: style, story, and a theme. In my quest for the perfect bike, for me---I am being very patient. 50 hp does not sound like much these days. Yet my frame of reference is actually around 1970 or so, my high school days, when a BIG bike made 30 hp. My EX500 supposedly makes 60 hp, and it is plenty for my riding style. Yet, I am still intrigued with the Ducati Monsters and the Triumph STR. Time will tell. Style over technology and punch? You have to love the MG Eagle---ciao baby...
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I love Guzzis. I've been over a 1200 for sale on advrider.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807959

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The new v7s also have some serious range, roughly 300 mi per tank. Add a shaft drive and you could really go places.

If you become sold on MGs, and are looking for a bit of adventure check out this dealer: http://www.motointernational.com/FlyAndRide.htm
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Schwing on that black 1200--way too big for me though. Rael, thanks for the dealer link.
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