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post #1 of 99 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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I just found out today that Moto Guzzi has a modern classic bike also. Not that I want one just saw it and felt like people do when they see our T-100's.
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They are definitely cool looking. bit underpowered though
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I just found out today that Moto Guzzi has a modern classic bike also.
Very cool looking bike too, imo. If you want to know more get yourself a copy of the October 2012 issue of Cycle World magazine. There's an article in there comparing the Guzzi to the Thruxton.

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i am going to take a ride over to a dealer in Baton Rouge sometime and check it out in person.

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I work at TACOM in Warren MI, and a close coworked has the V7 Racer. Gorgeous bike, but true, underpowered. I got to ride it for a few miles while he rode my Street Triple. The Racer (his at least) shifted terribly from light to light. I couldn't wait to get off. Funny, he couldn't wait to get off of mine. To each his own I guess.
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I saw one almost 2 years ago at a Cycle World show in Cleveland and thought seriously about buying one until I discovered there's very little in the way of aftermarket or even factory accessories. I've sat on them on three or four occasions and find they seem smaller each time. I looked at a used one before ordering my Thruxton and it just seemed too small. Also, as another gentleman pointed out, every road test I've read all mentioned there not being a lot of power on tap. But maybe all the magazines are used to 120 road rockets.

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My wife considered one but the 32 in seat height scared her away.
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My buddy went nuts for the V7 when we saw it at the internation motorcycle show last time it came through. I told him if he bought one, I'd get a triumph and we could dice it up at a track day. I bought my Bonneville, but he's yet to get the Guzzi. Great looking bike but the power is disappointing.
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