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New V7/85 65hp for 2021

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GTM®, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Louisv97

    Louisv97 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Stroke stays the same as stock. Bore is the same as the V9 but with forged pistons. It’s the best of both worlds to be honest.
     
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  2. senecagreen

    senecagreen Tuned and Synch'ed

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    It sounds like a well thought out kit
     
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    Louisv97 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    very thought out! 4,000 miles into it and I haven't run into a single issue.
    Runs buttery smooth.
    I haven't even installed headers on mine yet but im working on that.
     
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  4. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks for posting, and wait until you get the headers on!
     
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    PasoDuc88 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    A rider after my own heart: Similar sentiments led to my purchase of a new Roamer three years ago, and I previously owned a 2007 Tuono. (And ironically, I'm a former OKC resident!)

    I agree with your assessment of the power levels. And although I dearly miss the power of the Tuono for certain situations, it was always plenty more than I needed. As for my V9, Todd's exhaust and fueling mods seem to have greatly improved response and grunt - the motor definitely feels more alive throughout the rev range than it did prior to these upgrades. Having stated that, I was generally satisfied with the power of the V9 off the showroom floor, but a bit more passing power at freeway speeds is always welcome.

    I'll be anxiously awaiting a Racer/Le Mans version of this new V7 platform, though I won't be giving up my Roamer. I get the observations that have turned many off to the V9, but I was seduced by the looks of the Giallo Solare Roamer when I first saw it in a showroom. And the character of the motor sealed the deal for me after a short test ride. Nevertheless, I've struggled to come to terms with the ergonomics as far as the bizarre seat/peg relationship go (as Todd points out earlier in this thread). For cruising around the original forward placement of the pegs was okay for me, but scraping them the minute I dared to ride a bit spiritedly got old. So on went the rear-sets, but this modification slightly alters the intended relaxed nature of the bike (IMO) as it reels your legs up and in a bit.

    Bottom line: I love my V9 Roamer for what it is, but there is room in my heart (and garage) for a more performance-oriented Guzzi with classic Le Mans styling. (Of course, I use the term "more performance-oriented Guzzi" in a relative sense here.)
     
  6. Wildroamer

    Wildroamer Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Not sure how reliable the Robb Report is, but here's an interesting bit on pricing. It still won't tempt me, but that is a bit less expensive than I would have guessed! Go Guzzi! That should help agalinst the RE 650's, etc.

    "Moto Guzzi will be presenting the 2021 V7 Stone for $8,990, while the Special will fetch $9,490. Expect both models to be on dealer floors by March."
     
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    aproud1 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Agree. Thinking this will bring more riders to Guzzi than the previous V7. I think it's really well done based on what we've seen. Still, I have my Milano tweaked about perfectly for me and have grown very attached to the damn thing.
     
  8. Louisv97

    Louisv97 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I really hope it does bring more riders into the brand. Younger riders like myself are always curious to try other markets if it’s appealing(cost,maintenance, performance, reliability). Let’s see what the future brings.
     
  9. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Just got it firing!

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    I'm sure the new V7s will be a big success here in the Bay Area. I already see quite a few of the current V7s on the road. Of course, we have not one but two Guzzi dealers here, which helps.
     
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    senecagreen Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I think 400-600 lb bikes is where the sales are. I find myself riding my 900 lb touring bike less and less and really seriously considered replacing it with a 1250RT. Neither one of my sons want to ride my touring bike or even borrow it for a trip.
     
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  11. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Completely agree, unless you are going on one heck of a trip there is no need for such a beast. And as some of us get older a big heavy big is not so much fun. My V7 III does me great for short and medium riding, and I have plans for a Norge in the future, that will be my long range ride.
     
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    senecagreen Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I agree that as we get older a 900 lb tourer is less fun. Every time my wife steps on I am like OMG is it me or her?
     
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    Looks to me like V9 owners should be looking for the first set of V85tt heads that they can find. (if they want more power)
    i betting that most of the power gains are coming from the bigger valves. I suspect that the cam may be a little different, but I cant confirm.
     
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    senecagreen Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The local shop is doing a big bore and cam on a V9. I think they are having a cam made. When I stop in I will ask. Stock the engine is understressed and should run a long time without stressing any other components. I knew I was getting 55hp when I bought it. The Audace with a handlebar change would be my choice if I wanted more power
     
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    Nope, mostly in the big throttle body IMO.
    Cam possibly, big bore impossible. Stock cam is quite good.
     
  16. senecagreen

    senecagreen Tuned and Synch'ed

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    They had the cylinders off. Maybe just new pistons with higher compression?
     
  17. senecagreen

    senecagreen Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The new pistons were domed and 3.358" so they bored it about.050. They decided to go with stock cam because like you said it's pretty good. Same throttle body and reflash computer. Interesting..
     
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    Gotcha, thanks for posting. That's leaving the cylinder walls paper thin. I guess at this point I am curious as to how they handle the fueling and timing. Took me a LONG time to resolve.
     
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    Herbiedacious Just got it firing!

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    If the new V7 has the V85TT motor, l wonder if the front exhaust pies are interchangable? I find the the V85 front pipes a PITA to keep looking presentable.
     
  20. Hippo-Drones

    Hippo-Drones Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    You'd probably be better off fitting a mudguard from the Aprilia Caponord and Pyramid Plastics front fender extension, certainly a cheaper option! :)
     

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