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Well I was out and about and finally stopped in at the Moto Guzzi dealer a few miles from my house. The next dealer is a yamaha and its about 15 miles away. I have to say they have a few bikes that are interesting. The mechanic tells me they are very simple bikes to maintain. Are they expensive to maintain? Anyone have any experience with them or own them?
 

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Don't buy one built between 02 and 05.
I had an 02 and an 03. Both purchased new off the floor. Both had horrible warranty problems that were not properly addressed by guzzi.
I don't know how the more recent ones are but they are offering a new model V-9 roamer that I like the looks of if it had a better saddle.
 

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Not long term myself, but I rode a colleagues V7 and it was a wonderful ride, complete with the tiniest hint of torque to the side if you blipped the throttle.
I really enjoyed it, comfortable and low, very fine ride and a shaft drive (easy to maintain) to boot. I would consider one for sure.

He had it for a couple of years and never complained but that's here in South Africa.
 

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Anyone have experience with Moto Guzzi?

Had two California's over the years. Not had any problems, I think the problems arose in the 70's with the electrics, chrome etc. and still linger on today. I like the Stelvio, but can only have so many bikes :( Probably, in fact almost certainly they are not as reliable as the Jap stuff; still like them though. Would love an 850 T3 Cali; maybe carry a recovery rope and mobile phone for rescue just incase :D

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Well I was out and about and finally stopped in at the Moto Guzzi dealer a few miles from my house. The next dealer is a yamaha and its about 15 miles away. I have to say they have a few bikes that are interesting. The mechanic tells me they are very simple bikes to maintain. Are they expensive to maintain? Anyone have any experience with them or own them?
The 2016 V7 II Stone is on my "buy" list. I have been studying up on them on the Wildgoose Chase forum for about a year.

I do my own maintenance, so that's not a problem. I have read that parts occasionally take quite a bit of time to receive on a slow boat from Italy.

And that MG dealers are not the most informed about the bikes.

The Stelvio and the Griso are nice bikes, but these days I'm looking for smaller, lighter ones.



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Thanks for the link LT.

So there is a Guzzi Scrambler to go along with the Triumph and Ducati Scramblers.

All we need now is for Honda to bring back their version. None of them really a full-on off road bike....IMO.

I had heard rumors of the larger displacement small block. Looks like the new V9 (850cc) is a bored out V7 (750cc).

And speaking of MG, this is too big for me, but still a real beauty:



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After reading about the new V9 engine, even though it looks like a bored out V7, there are considerable internal changes...many aluminum parts, along with a new 6 speed transmission.

I thought I had settled on the V7 II, but the new V9 Roamer has my attention:



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