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Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Seamus MacCallum, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Seamus MacCallum

    Seamus MacCallum Just got it firing!

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    Can you good folks here offer a newb like myself some insight on the pros and cons of the V7III and the V9 Bobber? Also how much similar are they in regards to performance? Which is easier to live with? Can you do two up day trips on either? Which one do you think is the better value? Can't seem to find a decent review on the V9. Thank you very much for your insight! Safe riding!
     
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    grame Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I had a V9 Roamer for a year before switching over to the Stone iii. The engines are similar, but the V9 has noticeable extra low down grunt. The V9's have nice extras like USB socket and all metal finish. The V9 feels a little bigger and the footpegs are further forward which means you can rest your knees against the heads. The V7 feels a little more raucous and manoeuvrable which makes for a better city bike. My aesthetic changed - at first I hated the look of the V7 and loved the cruiser-ish vibe of the V9. Then I switched. Tank size is a major factor. I think sometimes of getting a Bobber, but I think I'll hold off for the mooted road bike with the V85 engine. Headline - both are really nice bikes. In my country, the V9s are the better deal in that used prices are lower.
     
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  3. Seamus MacCallum

    Seamus MacCallum Just got it firing!

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    Thank you for your insight! I'm trying to get as much feedback as possible. I'm in Germany and I'm a little more taken with the look of the bobber but would be happy to have the V7 as well. From what I've seen the V9 sounds better but it doesn't seem like there is much difference in power performance between the two.
     
  4. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Pecking out this response on phone with fat thumbs, thus apologies for errors.

    I have sat on several 9’s but not ridden any; I own a 7 II & III.

    Any m/c can make multi-day rides, of course, but, also of course, some are better tourers than others.

    IMO, all foot-fwd, sit-up-&-beg mounts are less comfortable for serious LD riding than standards or even sportier machines.

    I have many touring miles on all of my Guzzi’s, yet only one — the Norge — is designed for that. Could care less as all do the job and are a hoot.

    See my V7 registry entries for my V7 III with H-B bags.

    I know folks who have ridden on 6K r/t’s on 7’s, but think most 9’s are of the local riding sort. Perhaps someone can leap in and point out how nines have been used for a very long rides. I hope so. I just don’t know of any.

    In many respects, all of this boils down to what you like. If a 9 calls to you, get it. They don’t to me, but motorcycles are the ultimate YMMV items.

    Best wishes; let us know what you decide.

    Bill
     
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    roadscum Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Ride both then make a decision based on that experience. That's the only way to ensure you purchased the best bike for you.

    Paul
     
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  6. Seamus MacCallum

    Seamus MacCallum Just got it firing!

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    Thank you very much Bill! I appreciate your insight! I will look for your previous posts but may take me a while as this the first forum I've ever joined and learning my way round. MG bug has bitten me and I can't enough info.
     

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