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« on: December 10, 2010, 11:32:36 AM »
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Seems to be a favorite.
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2010/12/the-best-looking-retro-standard/
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 11:40:18 AM »
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Yeah, lots of positive comments on the V7 Classic!  Wonder if a black one would have caught a few more eyes?
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 02:19:38 PM »
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That woulda been a lot better if they used the Griso 1100 engine in it... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 03:37:10 PM »
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Not retro enough looking for my likeing.

I cant understand why they didnt use big block running gear either. Huh
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 04:11:56 PM »
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That woulda been a lot better if they used the Griso 1100 engine in it... Roll Eyes


Not retro enough looking for my likeing.

I cant understand why they didnt use big block running gear either. Huh


Here we go again....   

Three words:  It.  Won't.  Fit.     
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 04:30:20 PM »
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Not retro enough looking for my likeing.





 Huh

Looks pretty close to me.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 06:30:26 PM »
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That woulda been a lot better if they used the Griso 1100 engine in it... Roll Eyes


Not retro enough looking for my likeing.

I cant understand why they didnt use big block running gear either. Huh


Here we go again....  

Three words:  It.  Won't.  Fit.      

I think the more appropriate question is:  When will they apply this retro bodywork to the Bellagio ? ? ?
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 06:59:13 PM »
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Glad I kept it
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 07:16:32 PM »
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That woulda been a lot better if they used the Griso 1100 engine in it... Roll Eyes


Not retro enough looking for my likeing.

I cant understand why they didnt use big block running gear either. Huh


Here we go again....  

Three words:  It.  Won't.  Fit.      

I think the more appropriate question is:  When will they apply this retro bodywork to the Bellagio ? ? ?
That IS the question!

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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 11:33:50 PM »
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Not retro enough looking for my likeing.





 Huh

Looks pretty close to me.

BTW, what size tires were on the V7 Sport? If they're not 18", using the tires to determine the overlay scaling might be erroneous.

Try it with a V7 Café, the clipons will make it a tad closer. The new V7 would still need to have the headlight lowered some, the instruments lowered and tilted a little flatter, some rear-sets added and the clipons set even lower and then they'd overlay lots closer. The catch is, who cares? We're all very much aware that the current V7 is not a V7 Sport and never can be. Better in some aspects, lesser in others but as a melancholy visit to the past, it's not too bad.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2010, 11:37:09 PM »
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Not retro enough looking for my likeing.





 Huh

Looks pretty close to me.

Try it with a V7 Café, the clipons will make it a tad closer. The new V7 would still need to have the headlight lowered some, the instruments lowered and tilted a little flatter, some rear-sets added and the clipons set even lower and then they'd overlay lots closer.
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 08:52:45 AM »
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And the Honda and Kawasaki are not offered in the USA...  so when they say best looking, they mean by photo, at least for us Yanks.... 
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 10:37:49 AM »
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BTW, what size tires were on the V7 Sport? If they're not 18", using the tires to determine the overlay scaling might be erroneous.


Here you go

Front:   100/90-18
Rear:    110/90-18.............some go one size up with the 120/90
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2010, 12:36:19 PM »
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Interesting that the "48" Sportster isn't in there. And it seems that the RE is more of a continuation whose time has come back around than it is "retro".  

Just because something is "cool" again - doesn't mean that it was ever given up! Hence the break that would give it retro cred...
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2010, 01:14:26 PM »
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BTW, what size tires were on the V7 Sport? If they're not 18", using the tires to determine the overlay scaling might be erroneous.


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Front:   100/90-18
Rear:    110/90-18.............some go one size up with the 120/90

Thanks. That negates that particular scaling inconsistency if the photos are comparing rims.
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2010, 01:42:21 PM »
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Big block? No thanks I dont need all that weight. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2010, 01:42:53 PM »
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If you're going to go retro....stainless steel or chrome fenders would seal the deal!
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 02:49:14 AM »
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what size tires were on the V7 Sport?

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Front:   100/90-18
Rear:    110/90-18.............some go one size up with the 120/90
it's depending on which series is considered :
pre set bikes (telaii rossi) had larger rear tyres (4 x 18 inches)
regular V7 Sports had rear 3,50 x 18
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 09:03:41 AM »
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Yes- she's a beauty!
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