Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the Unknown
Representing the 99%!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

203 Days, 4 Hours & 3 Minutes To Go Until Bella Comes Home!

Never Touch Another Man's Bike! ;-)
Today was a good day. It was the day I got to see Bella before she was put into storage. The next 203 Days, 4 Hours & 3 Minutes until Bella comes home with me from Rock Moto Sport will be long to say the least. I'll have to settle for these pictures until then!


2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer 750cc - 0 Miles :-)
Bella, Meet Kitten. Kitten, Meet Bella.
Don't be Jealous, you are still my favorite Redhead Jen! ;-)
No. 1348 - Made in Mandello del Lario, Italy! :-)
Lucky Number 7!
Clip On Bars, Leather Strap, Traditional Tach and Speedo... Lovely :-)
Chrome 5.8 Gallon/22 Litre Tank!
Alicante Brown Suede Seat & Two into Two Exhaust, 
The V7 is a tribute to the 1971 V7 Sport.
Aluminum Side Panels, Removable Seat Cowl,
Piggy-Back Shocks & Spoked Wheels! :-)
Sweet Sleep Bella... See You Next Spring! :-) 

35 comments:

  1. She is a beautiful bike. Congrats my friend.

    Percy

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  2. But why such a long wait?

    Sabya

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    1. Two interesting facts Sabya, you can put a motorcycle aside until Spring here in Quebec if its Autumn. This gives people time to save more money for the bike and avoid bike payments during the winter! The second reason is that it will likely start snowing here by the end of October, hence most bikes are put into storage. The truth is, even if I took possession of her now, I'd only get two or maybe three rides with her before she would have to go back into storage. That is the one aspect of living in Eastern Canada that I cannot stand... Snow melts by the end of April!

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  3. Bella bellissimo!

    Alf

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  4. Let the good times roll!

    Wolf

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    1. Looking forward to getting out on a ride with you and Percy next summer!

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  5. That would be a long wait Mario before we get your hands on ride report..... :-(

    Himanshu

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    1. Don't remind me Himanshu! :-( But it will be worth the wait! :-)

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  6. Awesome - Mario! Is that a mirror finish on the tank??

    Lawrence aka Weary Soldier

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    1. Chrome Tank... yeah, you read that right!

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    2. BTW - Those pictures R great!! Is that Crocodile Dundee hat?? It looks sort of Ausssie!! lol

      Lawrence

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  7. Congrats my friend, you'll be back on the road in no time! :-)

    Rolly

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    1. I'm thinking you and I need to make our way back to Coaticook, my treat! ;-)

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  8. I love the bike!!!

    Christian Camarillo

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  9. Love the guzzies. Ridden many loved them all. Heart and soul motorcycles. You'll get many miles and smiles. I just pulled the plug on the Honda for a couple of years. Just bought a KTM 500EXC

    Dave

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  10. Good luck with your new ride! Sounds like you got great deal too.

    VRH

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  11. Wow...thats a bit if a departure. Did you know what you wanted when you went shopping?

    James

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    1. Cheers for the comments. James, to be honest its been a two year process. I had considered an adventure bike last year when I came across some suggestions via Adventure Rider. As it stands, the Guzzi (Racer) was on my bucket list and at the price I got her for here, I couldn't pass on it. I figure that in a few years after I have put at least 150 thousand clicks on the Guzzi I might just retire it and place it in my living room and pick up a new AT! wink emoticon

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    2. They do look nice...I had a V35 Imola about a million years ago...i can still see elements of that 350 in the current machines.

      James

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    3. Nice!

      Like this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tcJPibwGUw

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    4. Thats the one...except the lemans style fauring lowers...made me laugh seeing him start with left hand...that starter button was impossible to reach!

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  12. Nice, congrats

    tbeck

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  13. Sweet scoot!!! Love the colors.
    Man, ya gotta wait until May?!?! Find a cheap Intruder to pass the time!

    Cangrats on the new ride!!!

    Devilsfan

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  14. Have you gotten your red suspenders yet?

    Here's a jacket for you: http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/cruiser/mens+jackets+&+vests/first+manufacturing_lucky+7+leather+jacket+-+blem

    Joe

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  15. Bella's a beauty!

    Congrats!!!

    dm1400

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  16. As on any other sales endeavor the path of least resistance wins. However, the cruiser and sport bike people I know are starting to ask questions about dual sport and adventure. It's coming...

    Jim

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    1. Yes Jim, dual sports are making a serious comeback,

      Brian

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  17. Can the bike (orginally) carry a passenger?
    Thinking about buying one for myself. Congrats btw!

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    1. As is, no, it does not accommodate a passenger. However, you can purchase rear sets for a pillion starting at $100.

      The rear plastic cowling can be removed which exposes a cafe racer style seat. Thus, for a short jaunt it would work fine however, you could also purchase either an OEM two seater or the MG gel two person seat. Personally I'll be opting for Corbin seat.

      Hope that this helps. Check out bike shops in Quebec for this particualr model as they are being heavily discounted in lieu of the V7 II's hitting showrooms in 2016.

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  18. Great pictures, Mario!



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