Moto Guzzi V7 Classic Owner’s Review — The First Week and…

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Moto Guzzi V7 Classic Review — The First Week and

And so it was, upon the demise of my Sport and State Farm completely taking care of me, I a hard look at what and how I be riding over the next of years.  The 1200 was a bike and I fully expected to it.  I purchased it because I wanted it for the distance tours I had planned to get to year and the next few.

I that my new job and just-outside-the-city lifestyle meant that for the next of years, 99+ percent of my riding be within a 150mi radius, many, many days of through the streets of Chicago at miles per hour.  This is not the mission or best possible with which to operate a Sport.  This mustang road.

 I need a bike is a better choice for these light on its feet and able to me grin while I tackle the roads of Chicago and surrounding

You already figured that I’m a Guzzi?  Well I looked at the Ducati 1000GT, the Triumph and even considered a maxi-scoot.  I hit the and asked more and more the V7C.

 The more I from the people that owned it, the more I started up to the idea.  Finally, I read a Street Journal Comparison of the Sportster and V7 Classic .

Me and my new V7 Classic

So I now own one  purchased from Farm Classics.  Buying two in three months, I’ve their best customer!  I without the accidents I’d still them.

 Jim’s a super guy is all straight talk and thinks much the same way I do, except he more about bikes I ever will.

If you don’t too much about the V7 Classic, you been following Guzzi much.  If that’s the case, I’m you’re reading this. V7 is Guzzi’s best-selling bike at the  It’s a city-dweller.

 400lbs, 48 hp and a beautiful retro with just pristine fit and  It has a low 31″ seat, and is a standard motorcycle, like a throwback from the but with fuel injection, brakes and tires, and a full

2009 Moto Guzzi V7 with pre-production tank

Here’s the simple facts:

Tank:  4.5 Gal. res (f igure 50+mpg on a very bad day )

 90° air/oil cooled v-twin with 2 valves per

Weight: 401lbs ( about 100 lbs than the typical MSF training

Horsepower: 48

Seat Height: in.

Price: $8490

I’ve written that I thought it was a bike for women. but why should get all the fun?  Frankly, I practically a muscle-relaxer to get the smile off my face riding this bike.  I had this much plain, fun on a bike since I was a kid.

 Even before I depart on my to work, I feel like an old kid getting on his bike knowing he was going to ride it to his friend’s and have the best summer day of his  Mounting up for a trip from to Milwaukee and back or from Oak to Lake Geneva and back,  In the week that I’ve this bike, I’ve DONE all of this!  500 in a week, and tomorrow I’ll up another 200.

 I don’t to get off the bike, park it, leave it I sleep.

It goes through in a way that is much better you’d expect from a bike.  The frame, and suspension work together in allowing the torquey 750cc to just pull you around  You feel like the day you got on a bike and knew that you had experience to have fun and not get hurt. it around the city, you just to move this bike your body around and corners.

Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
Moto Guzzi Daytona RS

 It does what you want, you want it.

A lot of reviewers have the single-disc front brake. in the City, I’ve had the chance to use hard a few times.  They the bike down just in a linear manner, within acceptable distances.

 An extra would be there for looks  I wouldn’t call that but the braking matches the character of the and it’s mission:

Have fun and

Streets are one thing, and the Moto V7 Classic is a great city  What about out of town? had the chance to do the country lane the Interstates and also secondary

 Trucks don’t blow me at all.  No wind blast to of, I’m abandoning the idea of getting a (I ride with a full-face  I can easily attain highway and if I wanted to, cruise at a level would get me more than a ticket.

I’ve already ridden it in the on crappy roads, ruts, construction zones and some  No problem.  This bike is competent and comfortable.

 On city-highway I’m getting almost exactly during break-in.

I’m going to add two  Guzzi-Tech’s Small-Block Sump which adds an extra of lubricant in the engine.  I like for cooler running and to make that there’s plenty of oil in the  $300 bucks shipped is a and the part is super-well made.

also adding a set of Hepco-Becker 30L bags on the mounts that are for the V7 Classic.

Guzzi has been the small-blocks for decades, and the formula has more and more refined.  As I the V7 into my back yard in the I look at all the pretty chrome, the blued exhaust pipes and the white paint.

I’d grin, but I’m already grinning, and got no extra grin left. bike.  It fits me well and me damned happy.

My Moto V7 Classic, finally got off it long for a picture.

Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
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