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    V7 'Cafe' Racer is coming to USA

    they are bringing it into the USA

    http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum/167/6219.html

    pre-orders only, M-G dealers have until Feb 28th to place their orders. MSRP $9790 plus fees

    Style
    • The V7 Racer features a red frame that was inspired by the earliest V7 Sport models, and is paired with the matching red hubs and swingarm.
    • The black fuel tank matches the front and rear fenders, seat cover, and wheel rims and is finished with a leather strap that runs along the center of the tank.
    • Special aluminum body parts such as side covers, throttle body covers, muffler bracket were designed specifically for this bike.
    • Wire wheels with silver spokes and black rims highlight the red wheel hubs.
    Feel
    • The special suede leather solo seat provides a feel of exclusivity
    • The custom rear set footpegs provide a more sporting riding position
    • The new fully-adjustable Bitubo rear shocks and Pirelli Demon Sport tires improve handling.

    Mechanicals
    • The V7 Racer is powered by the same fuel-injected 744cc 90-degree V-Twin engine claiming 48.8 hp at 6800 rpm and 40.3 ft-lb. at 3600 rpm as the V7 Café with upswept mufflers.
    • Front suspension is a 40mm Marzocchi front fork now with rubber bellows.
    • The braking system uses a 320mm floating front disc with fixed four-piston Brembo caliper and a 260mm rear disc.
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    Thanks Ed. I'm glad to see you giving Guzzi some time.

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    Silly as it may sound, in view of this thread is there a possibility that you might carry a few Guzzi's at your shop?
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm What a good question.
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    Make note of "new fork tops limited edition plate", this means if Piaggio / Guzzi gets enough orders they're going to be building a batch exclusively for north america, serial #'s and all (this isn't official, just my attempted educated guess).

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    Thats a strange one as the v7 racer we can get in the uk has a chrome finish to the tank not the black.

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    mmmmmm, all I can say at this time is I really love this bike and I'm very happy that PGA decided to bring it into the USA.

    Yes, it does have some slight differences between the USA and Euro versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed / AF1 Racing View Post
    mmmmmm, all I can say at this time is I really love this bike and I'm very happy that PGA decided to bring it into the USA.
    Well if this is a response to the question of you taking on Guzzis, it's an interesting one. 'All I can say at this time...' sounds pretty diplomatic to me.

    I like it too. I have yet to ride one, though every time I head over to Moto International Dave seems to have several I could throw a leg over. The green Cafe version is pretty neat. It's really a fairly small bike, and feels light.
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    Been looking at them a few times too and have to say some of the detailing is amazing. Could spend hours just looking at her. Too many bikes and too little space to get them all in the garage

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    48.8 HP? Lock up your daughters!

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    The V7 looks cool but I already have a V65 so all I have to do is make it a rocker cafe bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAndrewG View Post
    The green Cafe version is pretty neat. It's really a fairly small bike, and feels light.
    Love the green ones. I saw one with a lowering kit and those of limited stature would have no trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey1 View Post
    Thats a strange one as the v7 racer we can get in the uk has a chrome finish to the tank not the black.
    You know what they say about black.....

    I like the bikes that are mostly murdered out with a very small amount of color.
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    Sweet looking! Although they could have done a bit more with the engine output...

    Will check it out locally when available...always wanted to ride a Guzzi cafe just to see what they are all about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ape76 View Post
    Sweet looking! Although they could have done a bit more with the engine output...

    Will check it out locally when available...always wanted to ride a Guzzi cafe just to see what they are all about...
    What Guzzi's are "all about" is:
    they have all the soul and personality that Harley riders say their machines have without the drawbacks of owning a Harley.

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