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Hi,I'm thinking of getting a Moto Guzzi v65sp. It has original seat and has had the fairing lowers removed (it has however got a 750 engine!). What I wanted to ask is, is this motorcycle comfortable. I'm not particularly tall 5'8" or so, so maybe I fit it better than some, but it seems a bit cramped compared with the bigger Guzzis and the seat looks like it forces you into a single position and maybe isn't very comfortable. I'm also wondering if the screen keeps wind blast away from your hands.Thanks for any infoDaveI rode mine across country in 1986. 13,000 miles. Did use a sheepskin rug to sit on. I am 6' tall. It was a great bike to tour on.
It seems that the guy selling the Guzzi v65sp is a bit depressed and won't answer by text messages. Weird. How much do I hassle him is the question?
If it is the one one FaceHONK then no wonder he is depressed.
I found that the SPs, both 650 and 1000 were great fun, but the foot controls are made for small flexible feet, and the seating position is a little on the aggressive (SP or Spada sporty) side. If you are flexible, it's all good.
I found on the big sp that my legs (on my 28 inch legs) could not get under the fairing lowers, my knees would occasionally bang against the outside, which was pretty annoying. If it was like that on the big Guzzi, it must be even worse on the smaller one.
The small Guzzi's back then had very thinly padded seats and a hump in the steel pan aimed right at your tailbone. I built seats professionally for 20 years and there was no really solution to that.
My V65C had a reasonable seat. I rode it to Huntsville, Texas & back, a long ways from Iowa. And I don't like most seats.
My SP was a beater when I bought it, so it was no great loss to butcher it to fit me: removed the lowers and install floorboards and Convert seat:
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