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Old 04-17-2009, 06:50 PM   #21
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Gad' dammit boy it's not chrome, it's polished alloy!!!

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Good. Buy me one. Tell them it's for a 2000 Bandit 600S. Seruzawa's going to install it when he does the build. Don't tell Buz about this, he'll want to come over and put bicycle wheels on it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:14 PM   #22
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Looks like Moto Guzzi's U.S. site hasn't been updated in about 18 months... doesn't even show the regular V7 Classic (which has been available for months) much less this Cafe Classic. Love their long-term commitment to this market.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:26 PM   #23
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I know everybody get's their panties in a twist over Ducati, but MG has been knocking them out of the ballpark for the last ten years at least. They have the most beautiful line up of bikes on the planet right now
As a matter of fact the most beautiful bike on the planet is Ducati Sport 1000 S.

Its her ugly sister GT 1000 that competes in the same class with MGs as far as the looks are concerned. They are biking world's Roseanne Barrs doing mudwrestling.

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Old 04-18-2009, 02:42 PM   #24
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Default Gigantic impact of Moto Guzzis in the early 70s

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"You need to be a historian to fully understand all of Moto Guzzi’s past glories. Moto Guzzi’s V7 Sport made a big impact in the early 1970s and could claim to be the first mass produced motorcycle to reach 200km/h (124 mph)."

I wouldn't tell that to any 1970 H1 500 Kawasaki rider (who isn't planted that is).

Nothing like 68 horsepower in a bicycle-like frame to make mucho top-endo.
Amen to that. Also for me as I am fixing my old H2 its kinda difficult to remember the tremendous impact the 40 hp V7 Sport made in the early 1970s.

If my memory serves me right CB 750 came to Finland -69 and did 2 mark. It wouldn't be too far fetched to claim it was mass produced.

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:21 AM   #25
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Is this bike coming to the U.S.?!?!?! What a great looking classy solid looking bike! Please please let me know and I hope the answer is yes..and soon!
Two different dealers have mentioned that the cafe is not an actual model. It is a kit of parts that the dealer adds to the V7 Classic standard model.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:03 AM   #26
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As a matter of fact the most beautiful bike on the planet is Ducati Sport 1000 S.

Its her ugly sister GT 1000 that competes in the same class with MGs as far as the looks are concerned. They are biking world's Roseanne Barrs doing mudwrestling.

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I'm sorry but you appear to have gone blind as well as insane. Any Moto Guzzi put's Ducati to shame in the looks dept. granted performance wise Ducati has the edge but with the possible exception of the ST2 they are uniformly dull and miss-proportioned. MotoGuzzi on the other hand from the drop dead gorgeous Copa Italia to the Stelvio and Norge` are some of the most beautiful works of art ever to roll on two wheels. I'd have a garage full if I could but I'm simply not worthy and must content myself with buying a new Harley every few years...

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Old 04-21-2009, 02:04 PM   #27
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Two comments.....suggested US MSRP? And where the hell's the side view picture so we can admire the good looks the author is gushing over? Other than that, good article. Ive been considering adding a "backroads cruiser" to the garage once i finish culling my vintage junk bike "collection". This bike joins the XR1200 and the Triumph scrambler and supplants the Classic V7 on my short list.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:16 AM   #28
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I say again. This bike is not on the Moto Guzzi US website. It's not for sale here.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:59 PM   #29
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MG's PR rep just got back to me to say there are no plans to import this model for '09. We may see it announced later in the year as a 2010 model, but that's my guess and nothing official.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:56 AM   #30
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"oriented" not "orientated." ...LOL How about those "helicoidal" primary gears :P
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