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    Couldn't they make that number plate a bit bigger. That thing must act like an air brake ala Bugatti Veyron.
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    Very pretty, same colour as the wife's. I see the farkling has already started. How do you like the screen? I didn't mind it but the wife had a real problem with head buffeting, no matter matter how it was adjusted. It was replaced with the new Dart flyscreen which works fine for her. And the pipes, are they Mistrals? The stock pipes definitely get louder and develop a deeper in tone as they age, but still considering some modification in the future.

    I really love getting out on the V7 for a blast. In physical size it reminds me of a solid 250cc with really good grunt. Can also be hussled along as long as you keep up the pace through corners - that's where better shocks and tyres really help.
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    I've got Mistral 'race' cans and i've also gone for full touring mode with a neat Guzzi tank bag, Hepco Becker panniers, 30 litre, and engine bars and screen. Cans sound fruity and burble beautifully on overrun with a grunty sound and quite loud with the baffles still in. Rides well in a relaxed way but still running in so only limited bursts of hustling her but thus far i'm loving the retro feel, the squirm of skinny tyres and the flex of the frame.....cool.
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    Well, I've just chopped in my 1100 Griso for one of these.
    Actually it's the limited edition cafe racer version but is essentially the same bike.
    I have never ridden a small block before and never even got a test ride but I saw, I wanted and I have now bought.
    My primary concern was the lack of grunt compared to my old Griso but I needn't have worried.
    This thing fly's and considering it's relative low power output, doesn't feel lacking at all.
    Amazing little engine.
    The only time I miss the old big block, is after about 80mph, where the little 750 starts to run out of steam, but it's all day comfortable at that speed, and still has a bit in reserve to quick safe overtaking.
    Put quite simply, this is one of the best things I've done in nearly 30 years of riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dr.Jon View Post
    Picked up my new V7 Classic today!
    Very pretty, same colour as the wife's.
    The prosecution rests.
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    One of the easiest products / vehicles I've ever had the responsibility of selling- underpowered compared to the Triumphs but then again, many people shopping in this segment aren't in it for the HP. Congratulations on the bike, enjoy!

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    Very nice bike. I love V7 Guzzi
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    Does he wear slippers and a smoking jacket now?
    Quote Originally Posted by grahamcoxon View Post
    The prosecution rests.
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    Just back from a fine days riding on the Surrey and Sussex lanes with FACESLIDER on his Gixxer Thou, his mate Dean on a Triumph 1050 and earlier Twin4me and HarryH on Tuonos and had no probs leading or following as I pogo'd along on the Guzzi. 400 miles on the clock in 2 days of riding and all good. Only revving upto 6000 (with the odd blast above) and I'm having fun.

    Leather jacket and kevlar jeans is my current gear of choice....but would love a Belstaff jacket, but skint at the mo.

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    APRILIA RSVR
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    I thought you made "good progress" all morning, especially as you didn't really bother to slow down during overtaking sections of heavy traffic, it's all about momentum I guess...

    Seriously, it went really well and some of those lanes I went down were super bumpy.
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    Stunning bike, keep looking at the v7 cafe when I'm at my local dealer, a lad who I see on my local roads has the cafe in white, open face helmet, set of sunglasses, old leather jacket and jeans and he is always smiling from ear to ear when ever I see him.

    I'm sure he has the arrow cans on and have to say it sounds amazing.

    Very jealous indeed, enjoy the toy

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    Gotta say DJ, never thought I'd see you on one of those, hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the 45,000 miles I put on my Le Mans II.
    One bonus, that hopefully you won't get too involved in, it's a piece of piss to strip down and rebuild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesey View Post
    Well, I've just chopped in my 1100 Griso for one of these.
    Actually it's the limited edition cafe racer version but is essentially the same bike.
    I have never ridden a small block before and never even got a test ride but I saw, I wanted and I have now bought.
    My primary concern was the lack of grunt compared to my old Griso but I needn't have worried.
    This thing fly's and considering it's relative low power output, doesn't feel lacking at all.
    Amazing little engine.
    The only time I miss the old big block, is after about 80mph, where the little 750 starts to run out of steam, but it's all day comfortable at that speed, and still has a bit in reserve to quick safe overtaking.
    Put quite simply, this is one of the best things I've done in nearly 30 years of riding.
    Might I say that is one damn fine looking motorcycle. I remember the chromo Monster and thought it was cheesy. The little Guzzi is just plain beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesey View Post
    This thing fly's and considering it's relative low power output, doesn't feel lacking at all.
    Amazing little engine.
    The only time I miss the old big block, is after about 80mph, where the little 750 starts to run out of steam, but it's all day comfortable at that speed, and still has a bit in reserve to quick safe overtaking.
    Put quite simply, this is one of the best things I've done in nearly 30 years of riding.
    Ahhhhhhh. You have discovered why I like to tell forum members that I love riding "girl" bikes, i.e. Small Blocks.
    Just ride roads that have curves so tight you can never get above third gear and you will whip everyone.
    Yes, I have a V65. Bitchin machine.

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    It sure is all about momentum riding these sweet little machines. I'm loving it and thanks all for the kind words (Graham Coxon aside that is....)

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    BMWR1200RT
    HONDA SP2 VTR RC51 TRACK BIKE
    BMW R1200R
    MOTO GUZZI V7 CLASSIC
    YAMAHA R1 2007 STREETFIGHTER
    APRILIA RSVR
    APRILIA TUONO 2003
    KAWASAKI ZXR750 TRACK BIKE
    KAWASAKI ZX600R
    APRILIA RS250
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    YAMAHA RD350YPVS
    KAWASAKI GPZ305 AWFUL BIKE
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