2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone vs Triumph Thruxton Comparison

Posted at 11/1/2012 11:44:47 AM

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2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone vs Triumph Thruxton Comparison

We compare Moto Guzzi’s updated-for-2013 V7 Stone versus the tried-and-true Triumph Thruxton in this café racer motorcycle comparison.

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Posted at 11/6/2012 1:04:22 PM

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Hmm, interesting. I'm intrigued by the 'guzzi's engine and shaft drive but at the end of the day I would go with the Triumph. I would prefer the parallel twin, better brakes and so on. there is just a measure of refinement there that the Thruxton has that seals the deal for me!

Having said all that, if I was just going to be putting around in the city and not demanding too much of the machine, I might just go the other way.

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Posted at 11/6/2012 1:22:33 PM

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In either case I have to believe the fact that so few of these bikes are out there would result in a lot of discussion and ogling whenever you stop or gas up.

The Thruxton in person looks simply gorgeous to me though I'd never buy one.

Don't have that "vintage bug" in my DNA I guess.

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Posted at 11/7/2012 7:56:43 PM

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I really liked the look of the Guzzi Desmo got.

Posted at 11/8/2012 1:04:57 PM

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Yes, that was really nice. I wish I could remember the model. I want to say Norge, but I am probably wrong. I wonder how he is getting on with it?

As stated, I do think the Stone has a distinctive character to it, and if I was just pounding around in the city, that would be a cool bike to do it on. But every time I see the two together I am naturally drawn to the Thruxton.

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Posted at 11/10/2012 1:50:24 AM

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I think Desmo got a Grizo. I wish that Triumph would make a twin that wasn't retro styled, we don't all wish to live in the past, besides, those old Triumphs were pretty horrible things. The Triumph could do with losing a bit of weight, it's 30kg heavier than the Guzzi, a deal breaker for me.

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