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Club Cafe' Cafe Racers; the Thruxton and other custom cafe styled bikes.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

I was at the Toronto Motorcycle show on the weekend and just have to say I love the look of the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer. It is priced right at $10,200 and I am shore it will be going up with the Thruxton in 2013 Have any of you seen it, your thought..

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Been discussed to death. True, great looking bike, more underpowered then our Thruxtons, less aftermarket and does not even come close to sounding like our bikes do..........pass.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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They do seem to compete. The V7 makes less power than the Thruxton although I read somewhere that the 2013 model has increased power by 12% to 51hp. Like the Thruxton, there are a host of modifications that can be done to improve handling and performance of the V7. In that respect they are similar ie lots of style on the showroon floor at a modest price whilst being suitable for upgrades for riders that want more.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I work with a guy who bought one this summer. I was so excited for him, and excited to see it in person. I think it's a stunning bike. We switched bikes one day though, and I knew fairly quickly I couldn't live with it, at least as an only bike. It felt more like a novelty than a serious rider. He must be puzzled why I have such little interest in it now. If it doesnt appeal yo my riding nature, it doesn't even matter if it's pretty.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just love everything about this bike! wish I could afford one..
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I work with a guy who bought one this summer. I was so excited for him, and excited to see it in person. I think it's a stunning bike. We switched bikes one day though, and I knew fairly quickly I couldn't live with it, at least as an only bike. It felt more like a novelty than a serious rider. He must be puzzled why I have such little interest in it now. If it doesnt appeal yo my riding nature, it doesn't even matter if it's pretty.
Some are blind with lust Mike.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think the bike looks amazing, that's why I'm doing a V7 Racer themed paint job on the frame, wheels, and body work on my Legend



Got the rear frame off and ready for paint!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here's the deal and i feel slightly hypocritical saying this, if one of you built that in you garage i would be super impressed. Because it comes from the factory like that it looks like it is trying way to hard. Not only that but it robs the soul right out of the cafe racer. The cafe was supposed to be something somebody built in the garage to make their bike lighter and faster, not purchased from a showroom. Cafe racers are great because they are weekend built buy the guy riding it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Too over the top for me. The base V7 is nice though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi Calliway.. After giving it some thought I agree with you..It is a little over the top.. If one was to take the standard V7 and do something along this line it would look amazing

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