Cycle world just posted a review of the new V7...they are not very impressed.
So here's where my frustration comes in... As a former CW contributor, "journalism" used to be of unbiased opinion based on your experience, in knowing what the bike was designed for, and it's market. I know Morgan quite well. He's from the HD bagger side of things, and riding everything on the planet will slant your opinion, especially when the last bike he rode may have been opposite side of the spectrum. There's actually a worse review online, but I will not give them any traction here. My other friend Evan has a better take worth reading; motorcycle.com/manufacturer/moto-guzzi/2021-moto-guzzi-v7-review-first-ride.html (notice no hyperlinks here folks).Cycle world just posted a review of the new V7...they are not very impressed.
Not likely. Europe has much better fuels than we do, so that helps. However, they are fueling this engine at stoichiometric (14.6 AFR) and way above from the info I have pulled on my dyno. Crazy lean territory for an air-cooled engine IMO. Polaris Indian, through an engineering metallurgy miracle, can run theirs up there as well, with "normal" operating temperatures at 350dF/176dC and well above.I wonder if they solved the enging knocking/pinging issues with this new/revised engine. But I guess not, since there are some reports of this happening on the V85TT also...
Heck, I like the vibration on my V7III, it's part of the experience. Part of the feeling of this being something other than a mass produced motorcycle for the masses.Why does only one review complain about vibration? Don't know about the new V7-850 yet but the V85 has about the least vibration of any bike out there.
Difficult to find, but I did some digging. It's the same it looks like; Single 38 mm Marelli throttle body vs. the V85TT's 52mm throttle body/7SM2 ECU. Not a feasible swap either as the MIUG3 is ECU & TB combined as most here should know. Very unfortunate.Any info about ECU? Is the same like previous V7?