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    Posted: 08 Nov 2018 at 17:25
Are Moto Guzzi testing the water?

"The Moto Guzzi Eagle returns to the racetrack

2019 will bring the new Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance trophy, a new single manufacturer series, organised together with the Italian Motorcycling Federation and dedicated to those who want to test themselves on track and inhale the legendary atmosphere of classic racing but with a youthful, fun-loving twist.

The Trophy will involve two-rider teams on Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone bikes fitted with a specific kit, the same for everyone of course, to ensure maximum equilibrium and enjoyment.

A very young bike that is already a true 'Made in Italy' symbol, the V7 III has won praise from a diverse and heterogeneous public thanks to its handling and riding ease, as well as its unique, inimitable style."

http://eicma.piaggiogroup.com/en_EN/moto-guzzi/moto-guzzi-fast-endurance/

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I like that a LOT more than the 85.
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Are they special tyres? They don't look like the standard sport demons. I dare say there will be a limited edition V7iii for the road along soon and why not? Triumph have done very well with the Thruxton. Fancy looking crossover pipes too!
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"the V7 III has won praise from a diverse and heterogeneous public"

Did anyone else have to look that up?
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heterogeneous
[ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈdʒiːnɪəs]
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  1. diverse in character or content.
    "a large and heterogeneous collection"
    • chemistry
      of or denoting a process involving substances in different phases (solid, liquid, or gaseous).
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They'll be £20,000 a piece.
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Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

They'll be £20,000 a piece.
Ironing board included that price I hope?Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 2018 at 09:26
Racing ironing boards....isn't that called surfing or something?

I like the idea of one make amateur racing just as long as the costs and development are strictly controlled otherwise the biggest wallet wins. Didn't Yamaha do that with the RD's back in the 1970s? I believe MZ racing has a strong following and it's still possible to get into at a reasonable cost.
V7 Classic Black and gold is the best colour
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Done properly it could be a winner.
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Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.
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Can't imagine any one not wanting one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bill16STN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Nov 2018 at 13:10
Make it "road legal"
Give it the V85 engine
Bin the race number plate
Name it the V85 Monza
then do a 1400cc version as above & call it the Le Mans?

They wouldn’t be able to keep up with demand!
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I agree completely
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Originally posted by BobV7 I believe MZ racing has a strong following and it's still possible to get into at a reasonable cost.<br>[/QUOTE BobV7 I believe MZ racing has a strong following and it's still possible to get into at a reasonable cost.
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I did a season of MZ racing 20 years ago (I was crap!).  It is cheap compared to other cla

I did a season of MZ racing 20 years ago (I was crap!).  It is cheap compared to other classes but racing isn't cheap. Even then I seem to recall it was £60 - 80 per 5 or 6 lap race as a starter (2 - 4 per meeting) plus club fees, licences and other costs. That's before the bike, tuning and consumables. That's why people do track days - seem much better value if you're not at the pointy end!
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