Settle onto the suede seat, reach for the not-too-low clip-ons, punch the starter. An engine dating back to 1977 twists sideways and settles into a slightly irregular idle. (Our testbike, like the previous V7 we tested, was painfully cold blooded.) Sitting there in your driveway, Guzzi warming under you, the day is full of promise. Although it’s not especially light at 440 pounds (wet), the V7 comes off the sidestand and balances under you like a much more svelte machine. Catch your reflection in the tank, consider the handsome instruments, and think you’re so smart.