I rode the new V7 850 last week. It is a fine machine. It takes everything about the 750 - III version and improves it. This goes beyond the additional power. Seat - wider, better; Clutch - easier pull; suspension - much better; somehow the peg to seat ratio feels better, feet lower compared to seat height. Also, somehow, to my eyes, it even looks better and more of-a-piece. The blue is stunning.