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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. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    The post above stated "More in depth review coming soon." A few are popping up online, and really none worth linking to right now, because the few that are online blather the same lameness as the others. Complaints about the bike tipping to the right when you blip the throttle, and how it effects cornering... are you kidding me? The one I just suffered through couldn't even get the town they are made in correct.
    I think I've officially reached old age. About the only thing gleaned from their drivel is this: The V9 models will be available in April 2016. The Roamer comes in at $9,990 and the Bobber at $10,490.

    Ok, edit: my friend Kevin Duke actually has some words worth reading; http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactu...9-bobber-and-v9-roamer-first-ride-review.html
     
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    Trout GT Reference

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    You have joined the ranks of the old ones but it's all good.

    Just read the review and if I were a new rider or one who had been interested but not committed to a Guzzi this would really get me a step closer. Personally I still don't like the overall looks or vibe of the V9 but at least now I do want to ride one to check out the new engine.

    Still excited thinking about a GT prepped V7/9............
     
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    mwrenn Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    A Good review. Can't wait to get those hemi heads off of there and get some real performance out of the new mill. A 4V conversion will make that bike represent! Of course some V7II bodywork won't hurt either...
    And a good suspension....
     
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    francod123 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I know, how many times do we have to hear about tipping to the right when throttling? That "problem" never even remotely entered my head or was a concern for me the first time I hopped on a guzzi or ever since.
     
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    elkgrichard High Miler

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    That tilt thing I noticed like the first time I sat on a BMW and gave it throttle..... all those years ago and after that never did it enter the equation, same for this bike. That statement is often from people who never ride bikes like this. So why should we even give credit to a ride review from someone ignorant about the engine. Something to think about.

    Most of these pro ride reports are impressions after one short ride. Only ride report worth reading would come from someone who owns the bike with many miles. Just my opinion.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    GuzziMoto GT Reference GT Contributor

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    I actually enjoyed the way it torqued to the side the first time I rode a Guzzi. I found myself blipping the throttle for no real reason when I down shifted. I have never actually had that aspect be an issue in a negative way. If someone thinks that is a negative issue, they are wrong, and likely they don't really know as much about motorcycles as they think they do.
    I think for most people either Guzzi speaks to you or it does not. If it doesn't speak to you, it will probably not be worth the extra effort. But if it does speak to you there really isn't any other option.
     
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    nel Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Gone a bit quiet on the V9 front. The bikes are here in the UK the bobber looks great but why didn't they do it years ago since the engine it would appear had lived already in the aero version. I'm going to down size a some point and the bobber could fit the bill but give the amount of retro and good 55HP bikes around I think at £8100 it's overpriced. Given the 8V screw up Guzzi need to entice buyers with good prices.
     
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    One of the reasons I Love my old Mille and I also like feeling the rear raise up a bit when I first take off, it really just makes me smile.
     
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    Have not seen a V9 up close & personal so I'm still not impressed with the looks.

    I rode one of the new Triumph Street Twins the other day which price wise is comparable to the V7 or V9 & well it's ok but the Guzzi would be my choice. No dealer less than a day away & not having a shop at this point to sort out a new goose would keep me from buying any new Guzzi at this point.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I gave the new bikes a good once over at the Austin GP. Head-scratcher on every level.... that said, I'm anxious to see how the motor works and how I can improve it and convert them to a V7/9.

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    Moto_Max Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    There are some nice billet accessories for the v9 that I'd like to see if they fit the v7.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    The V9's still haven't arrived for North America, yet there's already custom bikes shown online below. Click pics for website info.

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    BenRCMC Tuned and Synch'ed

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    The Anvil build with the sidecar is one of the best looking motorcycles right now. The Harley fender and the fork shrouds are just perfection! The Anvil boys have absolutely knocked it out of the park. Great to see the V9 being used as a custom base already...
     
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    I really like the sidecar rig.

    We live in an amazing world. "Back in the day" this stuff was mostly done on bikes that had been around for a long time.
    Now before this bike is available to most of the world there are guys customizing it.
     
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    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Actually as far as I understand they've been on the East Coast about a week or more now.

    Edit - I double checked, I think they were uncrating them in CT the day you made that post (5/4) lol.
     
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    abbienormal High Miler GT Famiglia

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    There is a short first impression type test on the V9's in BIKE magazine this month, June 2016 issue. While the report is not the type that raves about the fantastic bikes they are it also does not beat them up too bad.
     
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    motoguzziv50 Just got it firing!

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    Had an opportunity to test ride the Bobber at the National Rally in Oregon. Styling is odd, gas tank looks weird, appears like a LARGE person sat on it. Also not a fan of the Harley blacked out engine look.
    Performance wise: the engine was very noisy and under powered (maybe the result of being a 'test ride' bike) I do not like the forward controls, found the shifter side to be awkward. The transmission shifted very smoothly, quiet (is this really a MG transmission?). Handling was OK, but not confidence inspiring (the result of the forward controls?) Just my opinion. Based on the comments I heard from others who tested the bike I doubt MG will sell very many of this model.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Thanks for the ride report. Unless the National Rallies are now overwhelmingly attended by people in their 20's, just another silly decision to have them there. The V9 is after the Triumph and older UJM custom market/buyers.

    So I've been waiting for the first person that owns one to pop up here. Any one?
    They still aren't in CA, but I do plan on buying one for the RentAGuzzi Fleet. I have a Matris fork kit here to test on one.
     
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    Kev M Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    So from this post it's safe to deduce you're not a fan of the smallblocks general.
     

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