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« on: December 15, 2020, 08:17:48 pm »

https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/moto-guzzi-announces-new-more-powerful-v7/
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 09:26:51 pm »

65 hp??!!!!!!!  OK, there's single cylinder dirt bikes that aren't too far away from that.      
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 09:34:05 pm »

It’s certainly a Gutzi.  Yes sir.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2020, 10:32:07 pm »

At least it looks good. I'd buy one.



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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2020, 05:28:47 am »


At least it looks good. I'd buy one.



If I had Blue's money.


But would you give them the money for it based on 18 days of shipping  Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2020, 06:52:49 am »

As a former Guzzi Griso owner I wish they would bring back the La Mans.  
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2020, 07:02:58 am »


65 hp??!!!!!!!  OK, there's single cylinder dirt bikes that aren't too far away from that.      


Guzzi will never win any prizes when bench racing with spec sheets. Just know the bike will have a "vibe" and handle pretty well. The motors have decent torque and love to spin up in the RPM range. They will excel in smiles per mile.

I know more than one current V7 (50 HP) owner that also has 150+ HP bikes in the garage that say the V7 is their favorite to ride. That said, my wife had a Breva version of the V7 that I maintained and rode quite a bit. I wouldn't want one in the fleet. The beast that is the Griso on the other hand.  Inlove
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 07:12:41 am »


As a former Guzzi Griso owner I wish they would bring back the La Mans.  


Rumors from Mandelo is that might be in the offering in the next go round of filling out the line with V85 engine bikes.

I am a bit disappointed this "new" iteration of the V7 still has old school vintage suspension. I was hoping they would go with a modern setup like they did on the V85TT.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2020, 07:27:34 am »

I admit, I was a bit too harsh in my earlier comment.  I have never ridden a MG. I would love to someday.  I have always liked how they look.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2020, 09:10:06 am »


I admit, I was a bit too harsh in my earlier comment.  I have never ridden a MG. I would love to someday.  I have always liked how they look.


Unfortunately, they don't make a sporting bike anymore. Best thing they have is the V85TT, mid-size adventure bike.

Don't pass up a chance to ride a Griso, if one ever becomes available. You'll either hate it or love it, based on your perception what riding a real beast is like.

You may imagine that KTM is a beast, but it is much more refined, and dare I say controllable, than the minimalist and torquey Griso.
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Unfortunately, they don't make a sporting bike anymore. Best thing they have is the V85TT, mid-size adventure bike.

Don't pass up a chance to ride a Griso, if one ever becomes available. You'll either hate it or love it, based on your perception what riding a real beast is like.

You may imagine that KTM is a beast, but it is much more refined, and dare I say controllable, than the minimalist and torquey Griso.


I hadn't expected that.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2020, 09:16:22 am »

Moto Guzzi Company can’t even spell/pronounce their name correctly  Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2020, 09:50:15 am »


Moto Guzzi Company can’t event spell/pronounce their name correctly  Lol Bigsmile


I'm sitting here eating breakfast and I almost spit up my oat meal at reading your response!!! You blast MG and then misspell one of your words!!

It's all in good fun FlyBoy!  No offence intended!!      Smile
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2020, 11:05:39 am »




I'm sitting here eating breakfast and I almost spit up my oat meal at reading your response!!! You blast MG and then misspell one of your words!!

It's all in good fun FlyBoy!  No offence intended!!      Smile


Spell check really does suck at times.  
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2020, 12:03:32 pm »


Moto Guzzi Company can’t even spell/pronounce their name correctly  Lol Bigsmile


It's "Goot-see". Similar to "Peet-sa". Ya gotta channel your inner Italian and throw some unseen "T"s in there occasionally.
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2020, 02:12:49 pm »


Unfortunately, they don't make a sporting bike anymore. Best thing they have is the V85TT, mid-size adventure bike.

Don't pass up a chance to ride a Griso, if one ever becomes available. You'll either hate it or love it, based on your perception what riding a real beast is like.

You may imagine that KTM is a beast, but it is much more refined, and dare I say controllable, than the minimalist and torquey Griso.


Did they EVER make a sporting bike???  couch  

A friend of mine was a Guzzi enthusiast -- except whenever we went on a ride together in WVa he'd want to switch bikes and ride my modded sv650s....   I was scared of the red "lead sled" -- it was vibey, felt like it weighed a ton and like it would handle like a M1 Abrahms --- it always surprised me at how well it ACTUALLY cornered and held a line / was on rails through corners and sweepers... because it just FELT like it wouldn't.  Maybe if i had ridden it enough to get over the pit in my stomach as I approached every curve, I'd have gotten to like it...     Lol
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Did they EVER make a sporting bike???  couch  

A friend of mine was a Guzzi enthusiast -- except whenever we went on a ride together in WVa he'd want to switch bikes and ride my modded sv650s....   I was scared of the red "lead sled" -- it was vibey, felt like it weighed a ton and like it would handle like a M1 Abrahms --- it always surprised me at how well it ACTUALLY cornered and held a line / was on rails through corners and sweepers... because it just FELT like it wouldn't.  Maybe if i had ridden it enough to get over the pit in my stomach as I approached every curve, I'd have gotten to like it...     Lol


Check out the 50's and 60's and the Dr. John bikes!   Bigsmile

What model was it? The Cali's handled fairly well for a cruiser (it had the same Tonti frame as the Le Mans sportier bikes), but weighed in at almost 600 lbs. The new (post 2000) Le Mans and Daytona's (with fully adjustable up-side-down forks and rear mono-shocks) handled a lot better, even though they were 500+ lbs bikes. The CARC bikes (Breva, Norge) were mid 500 lbs and handled well, but were really top heavy, so they took some getting used to. The Stelvio (Guzzi's answer to the BMW R1200GS), also a CARC, was 600 lbs but handled as well as the GS in the corners.

The Griso was a CARC, but it has a completely different frame than the others. It is low and long wheel based and comes in right around 500 lbs. The last iteration, 1200 8V SE, is what I have now and it is closest to a beast as anything I have ever ridden. But it does do moderate radius corners really well. A little too long in the wheel base for quickly going around switchbacks though.
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2020, 09:06:32 pm »


As a former Guzzi Griso owner I wish they would bring back the La Mans.  

The Le Mans series was the best. I agree, they need to bring these back in modern form with a single shock, please.

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