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    Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 19:40
Did anyone else see the '£4k Retro' recommendations in MCN last week? I thought their comments about the V7 II were spot on:

"Borderline amazing they got it to pass emissions regs. Not fast, but small and light, utterly charming, looks great, very torquey, handles well, and just glorious fun to ride"

And then "Beautifully built, classy detailing, surprisingly cheap to run. Servicing is a doddle". 

They seemed quite positive about the V85 too  the other week. Maybe Guzzi will steal some Triumph customers Tongue
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MCN say quite good things about Guzzi nowadays
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They also make an excellent touring motorcycle, most people are obsessed with size and power, at the end of a long day in a strange country the last thing you need is an excess of power or weight
my nephew enjoys touring on his
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I agree you don't need a large bike with an excess of power to tour. IMHO touring solo would be fine dependent on the amount of luggage you require to maintain personal comfort and hygiene. Unless you have hotel stops lined up in advance carrying a pillion due to the size of the seat, might be a bit more of a challenge. Of course if you and your passenger are economy sized, on extremely good terms and have personal requirements limited to a toothbrush and a spare pair of pants then bon voyage!Wink

Edited by BobV7 - 02 Oct 2018 at 22:38
V7 Classic Black and gold is the best colour
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I'm 18 stone and my wife ain't saying. I can confirm the V7ii can carry us both without bottoming out with the shocks set 'soft' and no lack of grunt. Only complaint from behind has been the pillion pegs vibrate; possibly because they're connected to the silencers. I don't do touring. Good for day trip.
The seat could be a few inches longer to give us both some more space.
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