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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2021, 07:07:28 PM »
My old 850 is waiting for me to put it back together!
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2021, 02:05:05 PM »
OC Motorcycle in SoCal had a demo ride yesterday (Sun 4/25). I ride a 850 V7  Special and it was very similar to my V7 III Night Pack. I tried to look for the extra HP and torque during the 15 min. local street ride and could not fine them. Not enough to convince me to trade up.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2021, 04:20:48 PM »
My old 850 is waiting for me to put it back together!
Here, Here!! I went to their Windy City to see my Nephew at work. HD sitting running by front door, sign said sold. I came out 45min later same bike still running by door. Bunch of idiots cept for my nephew. I know they arn't a dealer anymore. I can get anything I want W/O a dealer. I ain't buying nothing new, don't need TC, fly by string. I quit just so I don't work on any of it. I'll be going back to NON DOT COMM if anything.

How come no one compares them to the old 850's, cause they DON'T. Not even my 67 V7.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2021, 06:25:30 PM »
Oh, Steve, come on bro, it's not so bad.   And I'm sure they absolutely will compare them to BB 850s, but they just got here, it's gonna take a few months before the shit runs down hill.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2021, 06:25:30 PM »

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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2021, 04:16:00 PM »
Looks like Cadre Cycle has got there first shipment of 21s in!   I honestly can not recommend them any higher.  In my experiences, I have found Enzo and crew to be fantastic!   And they offer really great pricing, and FREE delivery within 200 miles of Cincinnati!   And I live closer to 300 miles out and Enzo only asked to $100 to cover the extra miles and tip for the driver, how can you beat that?
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2021, 04:35:00 PM »
Great to hear Tommy.  As soon as it comes in I will run over to pick it up.  I will put the two together and set the new one up as I did my first.  I ended up making my rear top case brackets mount 6" forward as I did for you.  Maybe I will see you there again.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2021, 04:38:33 PM »


My 850 is in the garage and runs really nice  :thumb:
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2021, 07:56:12 PM »
How did you do that ?

Are you referring to the remaking of the rear trunk bracket Huzo?  If so it was based on what you had done initially.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2021, 07:26:04 AM »
Hey Chad who's our local dealer these days?  I want to go look I just don't want to make a multi-day adventure to go look for a dealership. That said Cincinnati is rather close to the Bourbon Trail.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2021, 07:59:45 AM »
Are you referring to the remaking of the rear trunk bracket Huzo?  If so it was based on what you had done initially.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2021, 09:12:50 AM »
Yeah, I wasn't surprised to see Woodstock Power drop all Piaggio lines, as it seemed weird that St. Charles would drop and they wouldn't, as I believe they are both owned by the group that ownes most of the HD delaers in northern IL.   I'm two hours away from the Edwardsville dealer, though I have never been their.   

I woulnd't fret too much, as I don't see Piaggio, ignoring the nations third largest market.   But if they have any clue they should have a delaer or three just around the corner.   If they don't have something up and running by June, well, then I don't know what I would say.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2021, 12:08:37 PM »
Yes, all went well with Tommy's and I decided to do my own as well.  Not to hijack the thread ....anyone see a Centenario V85TT on the floor here in the USA?









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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2021, 12:55:33 PM »
Trialsman:  Picked up the V 85 yesterday after the cruise control issue resolved.  They had a green 100th anniversary V 7 on the floor.  Looks better in person to me than the pictures.  I asked about your bike and Enzo said it was coming.  No specifics.

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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2021, 05:46:24 PM »
Thanks Tommy.  I will get a phone call from Enzo someday when the bike makes it there.  He has no control over when it comes.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2021, 01:20:22 AM »
Got our first shipment today, mostly Aprilias, more tomorrow. Got 3 V7's today, should be V85's tomorrow.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2021, 05:16:25 PM »
Got our first shipment today, mostly Aprilias, more tomorrow. Got 3 V7's today, should be V85's tomorrow.

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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2021, 03:25:48 PM »
I test rode a black 2021 V7 Stone today at Razee Motorcycles in North Kingstown, RI.  Then I bought it.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2021, 04:22:10 PM »
I test rode a black 2021 V7 Stone today at Razee Motorcycles in North Kingstown, RI.  Then I bought it.

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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2021, 08:27:00 PM »
Picked up a V7 850 anniversary earlier today. They have a black stone & two Specials in stock so first wave should be at your local dealer but I'm sure supply is limited.
First impression is that it turns in nicely and corners really good. The engine feels really good and has a versatile power band. It's peppy and torquey and has plenty of punch for real world riding speeds. Suspension is typical V7 which is to say it's not anything special but it wasn't overly harsh but has limited adjustability with only rear preload adjustment.
Ergos were great for me but the switch gear was a bit of a let down for me as it's like something you find on your typical Japanese bike. I preferred the switch gear that my V9 had which I traded in but it's not a big deal just a personal preference for me. Seat looks great and is nice and comfy and feels fairly wide. We'll see how impressions evolve as I start to put some miles on but all in all I think it's a nice upgrade from my last V7 which was a 2014 vintage.

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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2021, 09:58:43 PM »
Yes, all went well with Tommy's and I decided to do my own as well.  Not to hijack the thread ....anyone see a Centenario V85TT on the floor here in the USA?










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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2021, 08:07:52 AM »
I helped uncrate 5 new V7's at Hamlin's in CT last Thursday.  It's wonderful-I rode it a total of about 40 mikes or so.  Worth it, and the blue is simply stunning in the sun. 
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2021, 07:22:05 AM »
The blue looks good in pictures, I was guessing its stunning in person!!  I really need to take a ride down there one day to check them out. Ive been kinda waiting till I needed something, but bikes finely mostly sorted..
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2021, 08:23:58 AM »
  Enzo only had 2 new bikes  left on the floor, a Yellow V 85 (with a nice pipe) and a V7.  Said he was expecting a shipment of 15 bikes any day now.

He had three, and I thought that was an unlucky odd number and so I bought one.

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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2021, 09:10:22 AM »
Cadre has its supply of 13.  A blue and silver are set up as well as a stone including the 100th green/silver.  They are very classy looking and have small improvements beyond the engine that taken as a whole should add up to a great machine.  To me, the Blue is amazing.  I want it even though I have no use for it.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2021, 10:35:51 AM »
Let me know when you spot my V85TT Centenario.   :popcorn:
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« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2021, 06:58:31 PM »
I helped uncrate 5 new V7's at Hamlin's in CT last Thursday.  It's wonderful-I rode it a total of about 40 mikes or so.  Worth it, and the blue is simply stunning in the sun.

I agree the Blue is awesome in person. It was hard not to pull the trigger on it but in the end the thought of keeping the spoked rims and chrome clean and shiny and looking good swayed me away....I guess I'm getting lazy in my older years lol
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2021, 12:08:31 AM »
Yeah, I wasn't surprised to see Woodstock Power drop all Piaggio lines, as it seemed weird that St. Charles would drop and they wouldn't, as I believe they are both owned by the group that ownes most of the HD delaers in northern IL.   I'm two hours away from the Edwardsville dealer, though I have never been their.   

I woulnd't fret too much, as I don't see Piaggio, ignoring the nations third largest market.   But if they have any clue they should have a delaer or three just around the corner.   If they don't have something up and running by June, well, then I don't know what I would say.

I contacted Woodstock Powersports in Woodstock, Il today and they confirmed that they dropped Guzzi officially on April 21st. This is a family owned dealer that is not part of the large Harley group (Windy City) that dropped Guzzi last year. So, as it stands now there is no Moto Guzzi dealer in all of Chicagoland....craz y! I was surprised with Woodstock Powersports as they sold a bunch of Guzzis last year and in January of this year said they were excited to get new Guzzis in the spring as they had been very sucessful with selling the brand. So much for that.

When I bought my new Eldorado in the spring of 19' I had three Moto Guzzi dealers within an hour of my location. The closest now would likely be Cincinnati. That's very discouraging to say the least.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2021, 06:13:10 AM »
Scott:  I hope someone picks up the torch up there and starts another Guzzi dealer.  Cincinnati is a long, miserable drive from Chicago and the reverse as well.  The dealer margins must just be too low as we see so many dealers dropping even when they sell them pretty well.  If they were making good money, they would likely keep them.  If the new V7 is a hit, some local may take the plunge.
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Re: Your new 850 is waiting for you at your local dealer now!
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2021, 08:37:02 AM »
Dealers make next to nothing on a bike that lists for under 10K.
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« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2021, 08:42:32 AM »
My buddy stopped in at Woodstock last week to look at the new Guzzis, and we know how that went!   He said the salesman told him that Piaggio was demanding that they carry the entire Vespa line, and they just weren't will to do that.   Why Piaggio would be so thick headed is hard to understand?

I sent an email to Piaggio customer care, about the lack of dealers in Chicago, and received an answer from Leonardo.  I will give them credit, I have reached out three times with questions over the past several months, and each time received a timely response from Leonardo.   To paraphrase, he said they are working on getting new dealers in Chicagoland, and that he would forward my concern to the regional rep.
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