2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
On days like theseBy (I am an Owner) on May 21, 2010
I was toying with the idea of buying a British classic, Triumph TR6 or T120, Then I saw the V7 classic, What a bike, the looks just drew me to it, I saw an ex-demo for sale with only 130 miles on the clock and in a heart beat it was mine and I love it, It's a motorcycle that was purchased on impulse ... with no regrets.
It gives me all the grins of and old British bike without the hassle, it handles superb on our narrow twisty British country roads, Good miles per gallon and the engine is sooo sweet. If you want one, Buy it, enjoy it, and you will find yourself creeping into the garage at night just to look at it
A great city bike!By (I am an Owner) on Apr 18, 2010
I would give this bike all "great" ratings, but nobody would believe me!
I've been a Moto Guzzi enthusiast for years. I had never ventured into "small block" territory before, but when my 1200 Sport was lost after an unfortunate encounter with a distracted left-turning driver, I decided ... to re-evaluate my riding - realizing that 99 percent of my time on a bike was inside the city of Chicago.
Another 1200 Sport was just "too much bike" for the city. I had friends that raved about the Moto Guzzi small blocks, and decided to take a leap of faith. The dealer was tremendous with me, and when I got the bike it was set up perfectly and ready to go.
I KNOW that there's only 48hp available from the engine. Get over it. This torquey little beast just pulls beautifully, and it will easily rev an extra 1000 rpm over it's big-block brothers. I've had 500 mile days, 1500 mile weekends and have ridden in weather from 30's to over 100 degrees and the bike just performs flawlessly.
The Cafe seat is a bargain and snaps right in place -- only about $160 as an option - and it gives the bike a very different personality over the long 70's "banana" seat, which is much better for touring and trips.
Since September I've logged over 4000 miles, and now that the weather has broken here, I'm easily going more than 200 miles a week. The V7C will exceed 100mph but not much more, and with my 6'1 240lb body it will cruise at 80 all day long, up or down the hills.
Accessories I've added are the GuzziTech sump and Agostini Crash bars. Blow off the cost for aftermarket pipes. After the stock ones have a few hundred miles on them they make a great noise and I personally don't believe $600 is well spent for a "claimed" 3hp.