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Phil West  says:

Milan Show: Moto Guzzi unveils new V7

Moto Guzzi has unveiled two new versions of its V7 Roadster at the Milan show, both also powered by an updated version of its 750cc Transverse V-Twin.  The new engine is outwardly similar to the old version, but features an all-new top end, including head, pistons, and induction which boosts power and torque by 10 per cent (the current bike puts...

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

Correct me if Im wrong but that looks like a front drum brake on the two tone model!

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mobileenoph

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mobileenoph says:

drum brakes

surely thats a massive step backwards...no thanks

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laverda668

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laverda668 says:

Love the drum front end - retro chic! The V7 racer would make a lovely ride, I'm sure. Only issue I can see if the lack of skills these days to set up a decent drum brake. Only old geezers and a few racers will know how...

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

beautiful

Hmm like the V7 racer its beautiful. The bikes not bad either...

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andybiker

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andybiker says:

Beautiful but...

... the Roadster looks like a beefed up version of my old V50.

The racer-styled version, on the other hand, ticks all the retro boxes but I reckon the front drum would (and should) be replaced by a disc if it ever went into production. It really draws on the Guzzi heritage – the nearest Guzzi has come to a replacement Le mans – but it would need up to date performance, which I doubt the V7 engine could give.

Give it a new more powerful engine to rival Ducati and Guzzi would be on to a winner, I reckon. And it might appease Rowdygimly who has a point.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Alloys at last!

Am very much liking the alloys on that black one.

Transforms the bike for me, makes it almost perfect.

I want one.

Yes I'm over 40 so have been around long enough to work out what the speed limit is and know that this Guzzi will easily cruise at it.

 

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easytargets

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easytargets says:

phooey

drum brakes can work well. in 1972 Ago hustled a 500 MV around the TT course at over 104mph with drum brakes (maybe the fastest ever drum brake lap)? The development has come along way since then. The average 20t  HGV doing 100 down the M1 has drum brakes! The hydraulic disc break leapfrogged the manual drum in the 70's but my early disc equiped RD Yam didn't stop half as well as my mates Norton TLS bike and in the wet - take the bus!

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

It's bizarre as the bike pictured has a drum on the front but a disc on the rear!

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perfectweb

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perfectweb says:

Even with the reported 10% increase in hp/torque how do they only get 53hp and 44lb/ft out of a 750?

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

How they do it

They do it at low rpm with two cylinders, air cooling and pushrods for the valves.

Nice and simple like a real motorbike should be.

 

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