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Moto Guzzi just unveiled the V7 III Racer Limited Edition for the U.S. and Canadian markets only. The Italians claim this is the company’s sportiest V7 to date, featuring adjustable Ohlins dampers, low handle bars, a humped seat, and a red frame. I think it looks absolutely spectacular, and with an MSRP just sneaking under the ten-thousand mark, it’s probably priced about right. At a bit over 400 pounds, it’s hardly a lightweight, but should be competent with a 52-horsepower 722cc transverse V-twin. Deliveries begin in June. 

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So advice: I am 38, a dad and husband who has never ridden a motorcycle. I live in Los Angeles in what is a fun hilly wide open area. I am not looking to lane split and fight traffic. I have entertained the idea of buying a bike for weekend errands and fun. Any suggestions? There are a lot of fun curves and switchbacks.

PS...nothing imminent. Just seemed like a good article to ask.