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V7 III - Has arrived

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. trialsn

    trialsn Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Liking the racer except the rear cowl and that exhaust.
     
  2. Joerg Stoeckner

    Joerg Stoeckner Tuned and Synch'ed

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    How disappointing! A bit different colour, a new cylinder head with 4 more hp and they are trying to celebrate this as big leap!
    I had hoped that they at least have the balls to implant the 850cc in the racer and make it more ass kicking. Or hone the design any further to make it even more attractive. Nothing. Apart from the side covers which they now managed to transfrom from a nice looking one to something look mega ugly.
    My dear, what plan does MG have to stay competitive against all the new Ducatis, Triumphs, Benellis, Yamahas, you name it, in that mid size retro class ??

    All in all, no reason for me to trade in my 2011 V7 Classic next spring for a new MG model as I had intended. It woudlnt pay off.
    I keep riding it or change brand. (I ll defintely test ride the Yamaha SCR 950 first thing next year once available in Europe ).

    I do like MG and its really tough for me to share the above statement but cant ignore the reality.
     
  3. Dale Baker

    Dale Baker Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    special V-7 III.jpg However, what a nice color combo it is. Love the blue with the alloy wheels and striped side cover. Really clean.
     
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  4. andyb

    andyb Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Side panels are plain ugly
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  5. Bill16STN

    Bill16STN Just got it firing!

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    Nice as far as it goes; however I feel that I have to agree with andyb about the side covers, they're more than a litle 1970s Japanese design?
     
  6. bradsblacksheep

    bradsblacksheep Just got it firing!

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    I actually kind of like the side covers. I've been waiting for the ones they had on the Scrambler prototype at Monte Carlo in '11 (though agreed, they are a bit more of a retro Japanese style). I still like these better but... close enough?

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    I'm hoping they'll have just as many or more mix-n-match accessories for the new models and if so you could probably scramble out one of the Specials to look pretty dang sharp (w/ 2-1 Arrows, knobbies, etc)
     
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  7. Trout

    Trout GT Reference

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    Like those side covers way better.
     
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  8. bradsblacksheep

    bradsblacksheep Just got it firing!

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    yeah I don't know why they never ran with those :/
    would love if they made them as a lockable metal tool box a la V7 Sport
     
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  9. Kev M

    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I know right, that blue is beautiful!
     
  10. King of Fleece

    King of Fleece Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    I sure don't get the comments about what MG should or shouldn't do.
    The consumer votes with their pocketbook.
     
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  11. BabisStinson

    BabisStinson Just got it firing!

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    Love the new V7 III, especially the Special Model. With a brown leather saddle like the one of the Anniversary model it would be just perfect! A couple of questions, if you have the time:

    - I guess they gave it the new cylinder heads as the V9 has, correct?

    - Can the Öhlins shocks of the Racer be retrofitted to the Special or the Stone model?

    - What fuel consumption and service intervals should we wait from the new V7 III?

    I am thinking of trading of my Yamaha FZ-07 to get a V7 III Special to keep company to my MG Breva 750 and be a base for some modifications. :)
     
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  12. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    - It looks like the cylinder heads are shared, yes.
    - Ohlins would be a direct swap yes -- I will be offering them on the site here soon, and we shall see what the cost is from Guzzi once they release a parts list.
    - Consumption would likely be slightly better than the V9, same service intervals.
     
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  13. BabisStinson

    BabisStinson Just got it firing!

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    Hi Todd, thank you for the reply. Do we know the consumption and the service intervals of the V9? I want to calculate the expenses of the bike. With the Yamaha, after 17.500 km I have 4.5 lt/100 km and change the oil (plus oil filter) every 5.000 km (manual says 10.000km) and have a DNA Air FIlter on so I clean it every 10.000 km. Major service will be at 20.000 km.
     
  14. Jorge Sarse

    Jorge Sarse Tuned and Synch'ed GT Famiglia

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    I'm liking the new design. Somehow with the new engine and bodypart mods it looks more... retro? Maybe it's the beer.

    Exhaust headers look a fair bit thicker than the previous V7's too which would be interesting.

    Overall a +1 from me! :)
     
  15. Kev M

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    I believe they're double walled now.
     
  16. BabisStinson

    BabisStinson Just got it firing!

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    sib Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I believe I read somewhere that the reason for the double U-joint in the V9's is so that the drive shaft could clear the fat rear tire on the Bobber.
     
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  18. Kev M

    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I believe it was Pete Roper on WG said the V7III does NOT use the new final drive.

    But yes, the head design changed to the Hemi.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Hemi head, yes. Wider Swingarm/double u-joint no. Same as all previous models with the same narrower wheels.
     
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  20. BabisStinson

    BabisStinson Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the information everyone, I am trying to gather as much as information as possible on the new V7 III. Tomorrow I will go to the MG dealership near me to check if they have been informed on availability/pricing.
    I am torn between the V9 Bobber and the V7 III Special...! :p
     

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