Test ride on a Moto Guzzi V7 Classic D. Brent Miller

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Test ride on a Moto V7 Classic

June 21, 2012 10 comments

If you have followed journal for some time, you that I have been for a second motorcycle—something quite than my V-Strom. Not that are finalists, but I have focused on the Bonneville T100 and a Moto V7 Classic.

If dealership availability is then Triumph might be the way to go. are many more in the country. As for Guzzis, well …. they are not so so it’s a little harder to a leg over one.

I can’t explain why these motorcycles fascinate me so, but they do. is something about the look. it’s the way the v-twin engine horizontal and sticks out from the fuel tank. It looks

It is different.

One feature all Guzzi describe: it’s easy to on if you do your own maintenance. Since availability is far from perfect, will have to do some And for those not so mechanically inclined, look elsewhere.

Fortunately, I to find Sloan’s Cycles. a dealer including Moto

So, as I was standing there talking Sloan’s salesman, Frank I notice something about the V7 that produces a remark. like that bike has out for a test ride.” He replies, do you mean?” I respond, “Looks somebody forgot to wipe the off the headlight. Are you using this one for rides?”

That’s how the conversation down that road. proper paperwork in order, rolled the bike out the door. He checked the gas, rode it back and put some more in it.

Then, he handed it over to me.

up, in 90-degree heat, I swung a leg plopped onto the seat, the bars, and pressed the starter It fired up, and rocked back and from the torque of the engine as I it a little. Yup, it’s a engine.

I slipped it into gear, executed a u-turn and for the street.

Pulling away the dealership, the V7 shifted smoothly—something you from a motorcycle that has more miles and is well in. It had plenty of torque although not power, but plenty powerful In fact, I think the V-Strom has power, but then, this is my first ride on the Guzzi.

The first impression is quite

I returned to the dealership and Frank was He had a big smile on his face—a little “Wellllllllll?”

“Well, that was That bike has a lot of character, and it back the meaning of ‘throwing a leg it’.” Frank says, “I hearing riders use that about this bike—character.”

I started riding in the mid 1960s. then, motorcycles looked this one and the Triumph Bonneville. BSA existed. Even the Japanese looked like standards. My owned motorcycle, a 1962 Davidson Sprint 250cc looked like this.

And a couple of manufacturers are returning to roots to produce a modern day of the “standard.” And it sure looks Moto Guzzi has hit the mark. The V7 has some serious “wow

The Moto Guzzi V7 would be an second bike … or a first one for the

Thank you, Sloan’s for letting me take a test

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