2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Comparison

Although it appears the entire V7 line-up has received a of updates for ’13. Over 70% of the components alone are new in an effort to the Moto Guzzi Stone not quicker but lighter and more too.

And it shows as soon as we the Stone onto the scale. its 5.8-gallon fuel tank off with premium unleaded it 439 poundsa whopping 67 pounds than the Thruxton. From the you lift it off the side stand the is obvious with the Stone with far greater ease at parking lot speeds.

Surely of its agility can be attributed to its lower weight but the ergonomics and handlebar also play a factor in how it is to ride. Where the Thruxton’s are more demanding and racetrack the Stone offers a relaxed, riding position. Another is the greater handlebar leverage steering the bike in and out of tight

“It’s really comfortable,” Associate Editor Frankie “The bars aren’t low or is just right and in the standard You don’t have to get use to any funky And that makes it easy to hop on and ride.”

Another plus is the long shape of the saddle is capable of supporting just any sized rider. Seat is just a hair lower the Thruxton at 31.6 inches further attributes to its friendly demeanor.

Despite employing fuel-injection, the Moto Guzzi’s requires about 15 to 20 seconds of before it can be ridden away without stalling. Once the is warm however it can be ridden Right off idle the Moto engine delivers considerable In fact, peak torque of lb-ft is achieved at just rpm.

Pair that the clutch’s wide engagement not to mention its easy lever and launching from a stop is

( Top ) The Moto Guzzi’s handlebar for greater steering leverage the Triumph’s low clip-ons.

( Bottom ) The V7 brakes provide adequate power but they don’t the same level of performance as to the Triumph.

“It has a lot of torque but basically all it has,” says in regards to the V7’s motor “It goes okay off the line but the power flattens out as the rpm It’s kind of like a turbo diesel truck in the way you to short shift it to try and ride the curve.”

The dyno chart Garcia’s observation. When to the Triumph, the V7’s 121cc capacity engine is at a nearly disadvantage and only offers a of 41.26 horsepower at 6300

Based on this information no surprise that it galloped to 60 mph in a of 5.31 secondsnearly a second that of the Triumph (4.47). the quarter mile the Moto was again behind its British registering a time of 14.88 at a speed of 87.2 mph. at the controls the speed discrepancy as noticeable as the numbers imply.

It’s only when trying to pass a car or motor up a incline when the difference readily apparent.

The action of the transmission didn’t feel as refined as the Triumph. When you down on the shift lever there is no firm stop to tell you that you’re in gear. So at a stop it’s to press your foot on the shift lever a few times in to confirm that you really are in gear before taking

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The transmission also had a tendency to out of gears and mis-shift if the rider firmly press up or down on the lever.

While fueling and throttle when the engine’s warmed up is the engine puts out a lot of vibration at all At first it actually feels and charismatic as it adds to the whole bike riding experience, but a while it can become just a bit Another unwelcome effect is the view from the shaky view mirrors.

The engine and note emitted from the chrome pipes offers a more industrial pitch as to the playful whine of the Triumph In our sound test the Moto registered an identical sound rating of 78 at idle. When up at half of maximum rpm (3600 it emitted 95 dBone notch than the Triumph (96).

( Top ) Guzzi Stone V7 vs. Triumph Dyno Chart ( Bottom ) a 5.8-gallon fuel tank the V7 has of range for all-day riding

On the highway the Stone glides rough pavement and the suspension deliver a plush ride just a hair more than the Triumph. When in the canyons the suspension proves to be a soft, but it still offers sporting ability so put a grin on face.

Braking performance to be adequate on the Moto Guzzi but the didn’t offer quite as feedback or outright stopping which was a bit of a surprise considering the advantage the Guzzi has over the In a simulated panic stop 60 mph the Moto Guzzi arrived at a stop in a distance of 152 feetfour farther than the Thruxton.

In of fuel economy and distance fill-ups we recorded an average mpg of 44.4 which equates to a of approximately 257 miles based on its tank capacity (1.6-gallons than the Triumph).

While we initially enjoyed the character and immediate, low-end of the Guzzi’s horizontally mounted engine in addition to its more controls, it still lacks a of refinement. Pair that its average handling and braking and it is a few steps behind Triumph’s Sure it carries a $409 price tag, but considering the the Triumph brings to the table we the extra cost will pay dividends in terms of fun and ride

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