Ask RideApart: Triumph Bonneville or Moto Guzzi V7?

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We’re turning our reader’s questions over to RideApart readers. This week: retro roadsters. Which bike is better the Triumph Bonneville or Moto Guzzi V7?

This question comes from reader Levon, who writes: "Hi, I'm looking to buy a bike soon. I'm really into the retro cruisers. I just want a bike I can take out on the weekends and hit the open road or PCH in San Diego. Maybe take on a road trip once in a while camping within a couple hours' ride. I want it to be fun, comfortable, and exuding retro cool.

"This will be my first street bike, but I grew up racing motocross. I'm torn between the Triumph Thruxton and the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone. I'm not a fan of the Thruxton's direct competition, the Moto Guzzi Racer since it's too flashy for me. It seems the Thruxton has the V7 in power and after market options. The Moto Guzzi v7 has uniqueness (I see Triumphs almost daily, but have yet to see a Guzzi v7), character, and that giant tank. Guzzi is also less expensive. What do you recommend for me?"

We get a lot of questions here at RideApart. By Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and email. And, while we do a pretty good job of responding to all of them, we figure there’s a greater good that can be achieved by creating a public discussion. So, once a week or so, we’ll collate and publish them and turn it over to our fantastic community for responses. The editors will respond too, right here, where you can all see it. Have a question for us? Email info@rideapart.com with “Ask RideApart” in the subject. Try to keep questions relevant and interesting and on topic.

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