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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2022, 09:16:33 AM »
So I had a number in mind for this Racer, which was around $5500, or less, all in. Currently, it’s sitting at $5350 including the buyer premium. Still has several days to go, but I doubt I will get it.
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2022, 04:56:41 PM »
At the 2021 MG National Rally, Hamlin's was there with V7-850s which were available for demos.  I had just come off a few hour ride on my 2015 V7 Special that I really liked, and figured it would be a perfect time to demo the V7-850.  I was hoping to return from the demo not being that impressed with the upgrades, and put and end to my wandering eye.    Jim Hamlin asked what I was riding, when he found out I had a 2015 he just said "prepare to be impressed!"  I'll be damned if he wasn't right.    :grin:



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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2022, 08:58:49 AM »
$600 + BP. with a day to go.

This Racer is getting near V7III pricing.
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2022, 09:52:55 AM »
Looks like $6600 right now. 

The problem with a bike where the main attraction is low miles ... you buy it, ride it, and that "low miles" thing is gone.  Vs. a bike where the attraction is rare model, or how it is set up, or who owned it in the past (like a famous person) ... if you put on 2000 or 5000 miles all those "attraction" items are still there, adding value. 

Compared to a v7 iii Racer ... I do like the chrome tank on the 2014 vs the satin finish on the racer iii.

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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2022, 09:52:55 AM »

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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2022, 10:56:32 AM »
Looks like $6600 right now. 


Yes, meant to say $6600.
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2022, 01:16:56 PM »
HOLY COW - sold for $10,000 plus fees! 
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2022, 03:50:31 PM »
HOLY COW - sold for $10,000 plus fees!

That is well beyond what I planned to bid. At that number, I think an 850 V7 may be in the future.
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2022, 04:47:27 PM »
Geez, when I got my 2019 V7lll at the end of the model year there were only 4 V7s on the floor my Special and 3 Racers. The Racers didn't sell very well in my neck of the woods. Cool bikes though, at least to me. Not for me t my advanced age.
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2022, 09:45:19 PM »
HOLY COW - sold for $10,000 plus fees!

I need to figure out how to post my Carbon on there.
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2022, 07:04:54 AM »
When I test rode a 21 V7 850, I was impressed by much more than the increase in power.  As others have said, the power increase is noticed, but it does not change the basic character of the bike, does not turn it into a speed demon.  I was most impressed with the suspension improvements.  The Series 3 always felt to me as if it was over-sprung and under-damped as do so many new bikes that try to save some money on production costs.  I would have counted on at least $1,000 in suspension work if I had bought one of those.  The new V7 850 to me felt ready to go with no changes needed in that area.  If an older 750 was for sale at a price that left room for a suspension mod, I would look seriously at it, but that's just me, I am sure lots of folks like the bike as is. 
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2022, 08:59:09 AM »
When I test rode a 21 V7 850, I was impressed by much more than the increase in power.  As others have said, the power increase is noticed, but it does not change the basic character of the bike, does not turn it into a speed demon.  I was most impressed with the suspension improvements.  The Series 3 always felt to me as if it was over-sprung and under-damped as do so many new bikes that try to save some money on production costs.  I would have counted on at least $1,000 in suspension work if I had bought one of those.  The new V7 850 to me felt ready to go with no changes needed in that area.  If an older 750 was for sale at a price that left room for a suspension mod, I would look seriously at it, but that's just me, I am sure lots of folks like the bike as is.

Same experience here.  Although the extra 100cc really punch above their weight especially when overtaking compared to the 750, the suspension improvements to the 850 are very evident.   The stock rear suspension of my V7 Special gave me the feeling of riding a jackhammer and I had to do something about it immediately before I became a cripple.   :grin:   The 850 suspension isn't perfect, but it is very acceptable as - is.  I have no urge to upgrade. 
« Last Edit: November 24, 2022, 08:59:59 AM by Dave Swanson »
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Re: Pro and cons on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 racer
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2022, 10:25:57 AM »
wow, crazy!   :shocked:

I bet the seller is super happy!!
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