Moto Guzzi V65 Review from United States of America

1983 Moto Guzzi V65

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB400F

Summary:

I'd definitely buy another one

Faults:

Kickstand broke off. Center stand was okay.

Bolts holding exhaust pipes were funky, but worked.

General Comments:

This is a nice, comfortable, mid-weight street cruiser. Perfect for scooting around back roads on two hundred mile junkets. It was a good size for a 6'2 rider, more comfortable than bigger engined bikes I've ridden due to its height and generous seating, and much better for a big rider than a Honda CX-650 of the same year (which seems like a mini-bike compared to the Guzzi). Despite its ample size, it was fairly light and nimble enough in traffic.

I bought it for $1700, and sold it for a decent profit, but I wish I'd kept it. It was a reliable, trustworthy machine that seemed to be bullet-proof.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2010

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review