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Old 11-28-2012, 10:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Perhaps this one will be more to your liking.



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If that Cali 1400 had mid or rear sets, I'd buy one. Now. Wait, yesterday. I'd but one yesterday.

I just don't like forward controls.


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Old 11-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Another Guzzi option is to take some time and look for a V-11 Sport-here's a bit on them
http://www.visordown.com/reviews/mot...view/4396.html

More room, more power, less money and most owners get them sorted out (much like we do on the Bonnys). Guzzi's feel very different than anything else and it takes a few hundred/thousand miles to really gel with them. But if you have the Guzzi gene hidden in you it's worth it. In my experience a V-11 would make a nice complement to your Speed 3, both of which I've owned.
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For me, it's pretty much a race. 04 TBS or 04 V11. Whomever shows up first and the right price point wins the garage slot.


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Old 11-29-2012, 02:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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1. Buy a Bonnie T100
2. Replace the seat with a Corbin Gunfighter or similar, raised .5-1 inch.
3. Install Thruxton length aftermarket shocks in the rear.
4. Ride and enjoy the extra 15hp, smoother engine and smoother transmission over the V7 (from what I've heard).
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:13 AM   #24 (permalink)
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If that Cali 1400 had mid or rear sets, I'd buy one. Now. Wait, yesterday. I'd but one yesterday.

I just don't like forward controls.
Me neither. Save that position for women in labor.
My wife was the first one to point out to me that H-D riders look like they are at a GYN's office riding down the road.
I agree with her. One of the few things that we agree on.
Nothing looks more gay than riding with your feet out in stirrups.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #25 (permalink)
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1. Buy a Bonnie T100
2. Replace the seat with a Corbin Gunfighter or similar, raised .5-1 inch.
3. Install Thruxton length aftermarket shocks in the rear.
4. Ride and enjoy the extra 15hp, smoother engine and smoother transmission over the V7 (from what I've heard).
Done! except not a T100.

Hehe.

Thanks for the tips.


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Old 12-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #26 (permalink)
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So, what did you get?

Oh, I see; Street Triple!

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I've got both the Street Triple and the Bonnie efi basic. A great pair for sure. The MG doesn't appeal to me at all. To each there own I guess.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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You gotta ride 'em both. The latest model V7 should have a bit more power (but still not a lot).

Here's a comparo of the Thrux and V7 from September's Cycle World:
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/09/20...zi-v7-racer/2/

And here's the first ride of the '13 V7.
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/10/11...al-first-ride/
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:48 PM   #29 (permalink)
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So, what did you get?

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I already have a speed triple. I put a deposit down on a 2013 phantom black mag Bonnie. I think it gets here Tuesday. Good times ahead!

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #30 (permalink)
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My '04 Thruxton continues to put smiles on my face; my Guzzi V11 is great but a little too heavy (and starting to become a little too fast as I approach my 40 year anniversary of riding); but that new V7 Racer has me drooling (no, not the uncontrolled drooling from being nursing-home ready

http://www.v7racer.com/img/icons/V7R...ATIC-1-new.jpg

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