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« on: October 07, 2014, 07:47:02 am »

ABS and traction control are now to be found on the V7, as announced at Intermot.  They are also tilting the engine slightly forward.

How much will these features bump the attractive $8490 price of the Stone?  When will the 2015's hit the US?  

At least they added some good features like ABS rather than just doing bold-new-graphics again (like the Triumph classics did for 2015 - c'mon guys).

http://rideapart.com/articles/2015-moto-guzzi-v7-intermot-2014
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/632/19288/Motorcycle-Article/2015-Moto-Guzzi-V7-II-First-Look.aspx

I'm happy to see the V7 become a more solid commuter platform.  If this had been announced sooner, I may have waited on my new bike for one of these.  I'm a little surprised that the Griso remains without ABS.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 02:32:11 pm »

 I'm not interested in either on the V7. It isn't the kind of bike that needs them (especially traction control!). But that awful exhaust has to go (reminds me of an old Beetle), and it still needs 5 to 8 more horsepower. Despite those shortcomings...if there had been a scrambler version, I probably would have bought that instead of my Stelvio.
 I really want a reason to buy a V7! I think they are selling enough of them now to warrant some R&D money to pick up a few ponies.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 08:35:06 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 11:22:31 pm »

(Sigh!) you can't get a heron head OHV 750 to make significantly more power, at least not without four more valves and essentially a clean sheet design. The current engine cannot effectively be either enlarged or tuned more highly without significant risk of increased wear and breathing/ oil expulsion problems.

Incidentally one thing that hasn't been mentioned is that the gearbox gets an extra ratio.

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 01:52:55 am »

 Yeah, I've heard that before...maybe it's time to redesign the head and piston? They are selling a decent number of V7s. It ain't *quite* rocket science and they did do a great job on the 1200 in the Norge/Stelvio.
 I'm not holding my breath, but it is still an understressed engine for a 750...there has to be room for a bit more improvement? Just a little bit more? A decent air cooled single makes as much hp. The V7 really should be faster than my old XS650...at least the V7 racer should be. I would be happy with the current engine in a Scrambler version though  Bigsmile .
 
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 10:33:05 am »

Last time I was in Italy, I was told that there might be a 1000cc V7 in a couple years  Smile
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 12:13:17 pm »


 But that awful exhaust has to go (reminds me of an old Beetle),
You trippin'.  Crazy
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 12:46:57 pm »


You trippin'.  Crazy


 The Stone that I was on sounded pathetic. Mind you I did ride to the dealer on my LeMans with race exhaust  Bigsmile  , but still...
 I watched and listened as a Thruxton owner tried out the Stone. It sounded so bottled up it was sad. The Thruxton sounded great though...
 Hopefully Guzzi offers a better sounding exhaust? I didn't look into it. The V7 is off my radar until it gets a wee bit more power.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2014, 04:07:13 pm »

Ah, sorry. I thought you were referring to how it LOOKED.
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2014, 04:39:10 pm »


Ah, sorry. I thought you were referring to how it LOOKED.


I have zero complaints about the looks. The Racer is the best looking bike out there. I think they even have Triumph beat in that department.
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2014, 03:10:11 am »

The Racer looks like exactly what it is. An obsolete turd pretending to be a replica of an earlier turd! Bigsmile

I actually quite like the new single TB smallblocks and think the wet alternator and six speed box will further enhance a nice little bike. The Stones are great little jiggers. The Racer just looks like a chromed whore's purse...

Get used to the power output. There is no *Magical* way the laws of physics can be bent to make it make much more power reliably. Wishing won't make it happen.

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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2014, 07:16:53 pm »

I witnessed Gianfranco Guareschi race a V7 to victory over a Ducati 996 and several Grisos and V11s. I asked if it had been over bored but they claimed it wasn't. I'm sure a lot of it was down to Gianfranco's riding ability but, still impressive nevertheless.
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