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Bitubo Suspension options for V7

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GTM®, Jul 23, 2021.

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I own a V7 III or V7-850 and...

  1. am content with stock.

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  2. am very interested in upgrading, but am budget limited.

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  3. always upgrade suspension, regardless of cost mostly.

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  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I want to lead off by stating that the Shock Factory, whom we've partnered with to offer a cost effective twin shock option, is in the middle of bringing production to France from the UK due to material shortages and BREXIT issues. They are telling us it will be an easy few months before they can get ramped back up for fast production and shipping. So apologies to those who have recently ordered.

    As a Plan B, I am in the middle of bringing in some Italia-made Bitubo Suspension items for testing (for the V7 III model only for now, though they do offer them for almost every Guzzi for the last 50 years). Once done, they will be available for purchase.

    Cartridge fork kit: Like Matris, these are drop in, meaning no internal modifications needed, and fully reversible at any time. This kit lowers the forks 10mm (they figured this out this is a smart move too) for ~$599.... and Shocks: Two simple options available for ~$499 -- stock length or +20mm.

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    AquilaTorre Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Awesome, I love that you're stocking so many options for suspension upgrades. May be interested in a set depending on their performance compared w/ the other offerings, along w/ if they're IFP design or not.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I try to keep up with the latest and best/most cost effective that work. They are IFP; https://gtmotocycles.com/products/bitubo-v7-iii-twin-shocks
     
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    Maj Steve Trevor Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Hmm, I was pretty much planning on the Shock Factory’s 20mm lower option, and I may just wait it out. But any chance of getting the Bitubos 20mm lower?
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I'll find out, but likely not, as Bitubo is a large (more mass produced) company, so specialty isn't their forte. I'll find out for sure.
     
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    Scott Burghart Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Hi Todd, I would be interested in a chromed pair of Bitubo shocks. Do they make a pair 360mm and if so, what is the travel on such a pair?
    Either way, I will wait for your word on how good they are.
    Thanks, Scott
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Chrome is available (shown below) stock or +20mm only.

    First set is installed (pic below). Will try and give review late next week.

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