Moto Guzzi V65 Review

1983 Moto Guzzi V65 from United States of America

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


I'd definitely buy another one


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