MotoGeo heads to Slab City, the last free place in the USA for our next adventure aboard the Moto Guzzi V7 Stornello.
Presently Being Sold at
Rock Moto Sport Sherbrooke for $11, 900 Canadian
If you are not willing to fork out the cash for a new Moto Guzzi V7II just yet, keep in mind that these changes on the Stornello are largely aesthetic with some exceptions. The Stornello is a very handsome bike. I was lucky enough to see one in person at Rock Moto Sport, the same place where I had purchased my beautiful Bella.
|18 at the rear, 17 at the front!|
|Arrow Exhausts are one of the best in the industry!|
The bike comes standard with this which is a real treat and a big money saver!
|Stainless steel exhaust covers and side covers.|
|Stainless steel rear fender!|
|Taper bars give the Stornello the same upright position as the stone and classic.|
|Unlike the Africa Twin's 18 litre tank, The Stornello sports a 5.8 gallon/22litre tank!|
Roughly translated, that is 300miles/500km of riding pleasure!
|That fairing comes standard and is a money saver! |
On its own it retails for an insane $450 USD.
|Knobbies are great fun and these will run you up $400 Canadian normally.|
There are cheaper options of course.
Check out MotoGeo's review of the Stornello. The Stornello is just one of the many things you can do with your existing V7 or V7II if you're willing to put the time and money into your bike. If I were in the market for a new scrambler I would be tempted to go for this over the Scrambler Ducati. Admittedly, the Duck is more of a modern take on a classic and has a more powerful engine. But the tank size, shaft drive and vintage look and feel of the Moto Guzzi just do it for me all day long. However, you may want to wait until the V7III comes out.... yes, you read that right! It seems that Moto Guzzi has started taking a few pages from Apple Inc.