2016 Moto Guzzi V7 II StoneEditor Score: 76.25%
Engine 16.0/20 Suspension/Handling 10.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 6.5/10 Brakes 7.25/10 Instruments/Controls 3.75/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 7.75/10 Appearance/Quality 9.0/10 Desirability 8.0/10 Value 7.5/10 Overall Score 76.25/100
Moto Guzzi is a brand unlike any other. Now in its 95th year of uninterrupted production, Guzzi remains entirely authentic in its retro appeal. Some other manufacturers resort to conjuring up a pseudo historical style and attempt to breed in some characteristics of yesteryear.
But Moto Guzzi does not. And not Harley-Davidson, either, which has truckloads of its own history. And this brings me to a not entirely original analogy: Moto Guzzi is the Italian version of Harley. Long heritage of charming air-cooled V-Twins with pushrods: check. Fervent devotion to a historic brand: check. Ardent respect for nationalist design: check. Huge success all over the globe: Well, let’s just say the Italian eagle doesn’t soar as high as the American one in terms of sales. Read more...