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V9 Opinions

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Oct 7, 2015.

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  1. Wahoo650

    Wahoo650 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Dang, what's old is new. My 1980 Yamaha xs850 looks an awful lot like that bobber.

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  2. adan

    adan Just got it firing!

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    It's pretty obvious the V9 isn't selling well, at least not in the States. One can speculate why but certainly the fact that it's such an odd, neither-fish-nor-foul (standard nor cruiser) creature must have something to do with it. Moving pegs back and raising the seat seem to be an effort to get it more clearly into the "standard" category where it might sell better. But there is no disputing that sticking a 70's cruiser seat onto what is supposed to be a "bobber" is a bad move aesthetically.

    Aeshetics are a funny thing though. I'm sure that when French impressionism was brand new, it horrified many viewers. Time has a way of altering these things, but I don't know if there's enough time to put a shine on the 2018 Bobber.

    For myself, I've always liked the idea of owning a bike few people own. It's a kind of crazy that most Guzzi owners suffer from, I just have it to a larger degree. I may have reached my Zenith in this regard with the V9.
     
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  3. Dale Baker

    Dale Baker Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Interesting, the rear springs have been updated as well. Slight shift in weight balance by moving the pegs back? roamer_latdx_bianco.png v9_Roamer_Bianco_Classico.jpg
     
  4. Dale Baker

    Dale Baker Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    And the red still looks best....

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  5. Fiat500

    Fiat500 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Picture is the right way up here Wahoo650.;)
     
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  6. lucydad

    lucydad Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Agree on the red. I still need to test ride a V9.
     
  7. Stradagene

    Stradagene Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Perfect excuse to come out to L.A. and test ride Todd's V9 and his V7II-Quattrovalvole side-by-side!
     
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  8. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Don't get too carried away... likely a simple vendor revison or change.
     
  9. jkristjan

    jkristjan Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Interesting, does moving the pegs back mean that now when you put your feet down, pegs are behind your legs, not in front of them? Rinding aside, that seems like the biggest change and it is also a good comparison/measure of how forward or back the pegs actually are. But if they moved them 10cm back, it seems like it is the exact position my grounded legs would pass right now, can't imagine how that would work. When you put your feet down, pegs need to be either in front or behind the legs, riding positions vary, but pegs conflicting with walking/standing the bike would be a big no-no.
     
  10. T_Guzzi

    T_Guzzi Just got it firing!

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    As a representative for the below 40s I can state that, for me at least, the V9 looks super cool, and I would love to own one. When it first came out I did not like it, but is has grown on me quite a bit (the new seat - not so much...). I own a V7R, but if I today were to choose betwen a V7R and a V9 Bobber I would go for the latter.
     
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  11. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks for the post, but the big question is would you buy one new? They aren't moving well (Bobber or Roamer) here, and my guess is pricing. US$8,990 for a Stone vs. $10,990 for a Boober (yes I know how I spelled it) is significant enough that I think it's chasing most away. Like all other Guzzi's, I suspect they'll start moving when the fire sales happen like on the older V7s now (including the V7 II).
     
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  12. bkiser

    bkiser Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Todd,

    I think you are dead-on about it. I think that they would sell all they can make if they reduced the MSRP to 8995. I bought mine new and surely didn't pay MSRP. I found a dealer that wanted to move the bike and was willing to discount. The V7 Stone going for $5995 some places was the motorcycle bargain of the decade.
     
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  13. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Just got it firing!

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    I love my Roamer. It needs a new seat, but other than that it's great. And it's also amazing how many times the windows roll down to comment "nice bike" or "ciao Bella" at stop lights!
     
  14. Mr Pootle

    Mr Pootle Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I suspect they're not selling well here, either. I've not seen any out and around, and the same ones seem to have been in my dealer's showroom for a long time.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    The RentAGuzzi V9/7 is 100% complete. Come ride it. Banner ad above or RideMalibu.com

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  16. John Stephenson

    John Stephenson Just got it firing!

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    My 2017 red Roamer arrived on Friday and have just put 73 run in miles on her - love it - fits my 6' frame perfect and plenty of passenger room on the new seat - gutsy engine - excellent brakes - getting used to the gearbox - beautiful finish - compact and light weight suits its elderly rider - an ideal 'B' road bike.
    Against - the bike is noisy in neutral when hot - it doesn't have a grab rail like the V7iii and none in the accessory store.

    John
     
  17. bkiser

    bkiser Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Post pics when you can! It was my experience that the gearbox really starts to smooth out after 200 miles or so. The pipes will get a bit louder as well to cover that clutch noise while in N. I got to put about 60 relaxed B-road miles on mine yesterday in perfect weather and it was sublime. When parked, these bikes draw a crowd!
     
  18. John Stephenson

    John Stephenson Just got it firing!

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    bkiser - trying a couple of pictures.

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  19. John Stephenson

    John Stephenson Just got it firing!

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    Back to the dealers on Monday for repairs - 202 miles on clock. IMG_2052.JPG
     
  20. s-flow

    s-flow Just got it firing!

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    Not sure if I posted it but same story with mine, at the dealer late autumn for fixing the vent.
    I got like 600 km after the fix, no signes of leak coming back.. yet
     

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