Moto International now offers special versions of the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone and V7 Special for smaller riders. Seat height is lowered by a little more than 2 inches and the levers are closer to the handlebars by ¾ – 1 ¼.” The total transformation consists of a low seat, shorter rear shocks, adjustable hand lever blades, and repositioning the front forks in their clamps to match the shortening of the rear. Price total for parts and installation is $600 and you retain the standard parts. The seat, besides being lower, is about an inch narrower and has a gel insert, so most will also find it more comfortable. Lowered, the bike still has great curb & cornering clearance, and the side stand still leans the bike enough on level ground. In the pictures, our Lisa has her right foot on the footpeg and her left flat on the ground. She’s 5’ 1” with a 28.5” inseam.
First we hear rumors of this new ‘girl’ buying into Moto International (Is Dave selling out?!?!) and then he completely disappears for over a week. What gives?
To begin, Moto I has always had majority ownership by a person or persons not working here day to day. So yes, Sarah Franko came on board as a new partner, but she’s getting shares from owners other than Dave Richardson. So, Dave has the same stake as ever.
OK, that makes sense, but lately, she’s been sitting in Dave’s chair! And Dave is nowhere to be seen! And neither is Hoffa! (More people have enquired about Hoffa’s absence than Dave’s. And rightly so!)
Well, on April 6th, Dave detoured from a trip to preview the new California 1400 to instead check in at the hospital to diagnose recent chest pains. Although no heart attack, restrictions were found and bypassed. So Dave came through in great shape, Sarah’s getting her baptism under fire, and Hoffa’s looking forward to Dave driving again.
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It’s hot new bike week at Moto International, apparently! Yesterday we got the California 1400, today the Aprilia RSV4, and we have the full current Guzzi lineup on hand, too! Stop in and go for a ride?