You are not alone in looking at the raw horsepower figures and think it's low, but the figures you find on the net right now are for the OLD V7 engine. The new 2013 one has "12% more power, 10.2:1 (vs 9.2:1) compression, 6kg less weight, high performance pistons and is 70% new parts and 220 redesigned ones" according to Guzzi. I'd like to see what the new engine increase is on the dyno.apriliarsv888 wrote:Yeah I wish they would beef this ting up to compete horsepower wise. I actually have a California Jackal that has been made to look like an old school chopper and it makes around 80hp! So it makes no sense to have something that looks like a cafe racer not at least make that!
Umm, having owned a Nevada 750, I think that's a mite optimistic, unless you bolt a supercharger on it. Mine would do around 105 mph.totalmotorcycle wrote: According to one report I read it will top out around 145mph.
I haven't worked top speed out myself, but it will do 90mph @ 5,500rpm. Now that's one quick bike. Will it do 145mph? I donno, would you want to on a naked bike? But 90mph isn't a issue.BobK wrote:Umm, having owned a Nevada 750, I think that's a mite optimistic, unless you bolt a supercharger on it. Mine would do around 105 mph. They are torquey and nimble though.totalmotorcycle wrote: According to one report I read it will top out around 145mph.
- The alloy wheels have allowed a saving of 1440 grams front and 860 on the rear, resulting in lower gyroscopic inertia by approximately 30%, an advantage in terms of dynamics translates into greater road handling and fast cornering.
- Requires 90 octane (US) Fuel
- Requires 10w60 full synth oil
Forsure, give it a go, you won't be disappointed. But be warned, like me you may like it so much you buy one!acerider42 wrote:having seen v7 on the road, it is a beautiful looking bike. maybe i'll have to go test ride one.