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2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Announced

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Pretty cool, but it's the sub-50 hp that hangs me up. If they could get nearly 60 I might be in the house, but otherwise it's just cute. Newbies should consider it i decent starter.
 

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I know that the hp nazis will make fun of it, but I'll bet that this thing would be as fun as a barrel of monkeys.

Better going fast on a slow bike than going slow on a fast bike.
 

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La dolce vita

It's gorgeous. (I'd take off the bib above the headlight, but to each their own.) Flatly the prettiest bike on the market right now.

And I'm sure there are [ahem] options regarding the cams and FI chip and the like to liven it up further. But that's just the final touches on a glorious creation.

Too bad it's going to be pricey (probably around $10K), which makes for an unfavorable beginner-bike situation. But good God, it's lovely.
 

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It's definitely got the details down. However, for my money I'd rather have the Triumph Thruxton.
 

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I know that the hp nazis will make fun of it, but I'll bet that this thing would be as fun as a barrel of monkeys.

Better going fast on a slow bike than going slow on a fast bike.
A 1200cc Guzzi is a slow enough bike. :wink:
 

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Pretty cool, but it's the sub-50 hp that hangs me up. If they could get nearly 60 I might be in the house, but otherwise it's just cute. Newbies should consider it i decent starter.
Keep in mind Kirk, all of aren't faced with the same mass accelleration equation that you are. Besides, it looks to me like there's plenty of room to hang a couple of Mr. Turbo units on those pipes. You could easily whack it up to a whopping 80+ hp!
 

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I know that the hp nazis will make fun of it, but I'll bet that this thing would be as fun as a barrel of monkeys.

Better going fast on a slow bike than going slow on a fast bike.
+ 1, One of these and a Thruxton would be more fun than a pillowcase full of puppies...
 

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Keep in mind Kirk, all of aren't faced with the same mass accelleration equation that you are. Besides, it looks to me like there's plenty of room to hang a couple of Mr. Turbo units on those pipes. You could easily whack it up to a whopping 80+ hp!
Actually, putting a turbo on it may be a hoot. AND don't make fun of my mass. The great Dusty Rhodes (wrastler extraodinaire) once opined at a March of Dimes event that "Once you go 300, you never go back". I ain't that big, but I ain't ever gonna be an under 200 man.
 

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i think this thing is the tits. nice design, great attention to detail, and the older i get the more i like wringing the neck on something a little less powerful. for zippin around town this thing would prob be a blast. i def wouldn't sell my track bike. any idea when these will be available for purchase??
 

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i think this thing is the tits. nice design, great attention to detail, and the older i get the more i like wringing the neck on something a little less powerful. for zippin around town this thing would prob be a blast. i def wouldn't sell my track bike. any idea when these will be available for purchase??
They should be available now. Moto Guzzi's US site lists them and I know one dealer up here outside Toronto has a couple. Note however that the North American versions have a black fuel tank instead of the chrome tank.
 
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