2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer before buying this Custom Cruiser bike. The 2012 V7 Racer is made in Italy. Moto Guzzi first introduced the V7 model in 2011. With front Hydraulic Disc brakes that will ...     read more
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2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

Model Overview:

2012 V7 Racer

Bodystyle Custom Cruiser
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Italy
Introduction Year 2011
Displacement (cc) 744
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer


The 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 undergoes some updating for the launch of the 2012 model year, but remains true to its roots with its classic styling. Both the Classic and Racer models of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 saw improvements made to the engine, as well as tweaks to the body design and style that lead to improved power and performance for this iconic bike.

The engine within both models of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 continues as a 90-degree V-twin, but is now comprised of about 70 percent components that are either new or have been redesigned. The modified engine has increased compression, a refined fuel injection system, and a new engine management system. As a result of these changes, the power output of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 models has increased by 12 percent to 51 horsepower. Torque improved by 10 percent, and fuel consumption and emissions were both reduced.

Cosmetically, the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 models look very similar to those of previous years. A new fuel tank has a new metal construction that makes it lighter, but also has a greater fuel capacity. Front and rear wheels have also been changed to lighter aluminum alloy wheels to reduce weight at the front and the rear of the bike. Not only does this make for a more efficient bike, but it improves the agility of the bike.

Both the Racer and the Classic models of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 bring to mind bikes of years gone by. The new chrome fuel tank with a leather studded strap, suede single seat, and retro number plate give the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer a feel of the 1970s. Meanwhile, the Classic model looks like its rolled right out of the 1960s. With its single body color, chrome accents, and lower seat height, it has a classic feel that has been completed with all the latest technological advances to make riding it a pure pleasure.

New For 2012
  • The engine found within the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 remains in the original 90-degree V configuration, but 70 percent of its parts are new to make it more powerful, as well as improve its efficiency and functionality.
  • A new tank provides greater fuel capacity for the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 with a lighter weight.
  • The 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 is equipped with all new lightweight, six split spoke aluminum wheels.

2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Specs

  • Model: Moto Guzzi V7 Classic; Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
  • Engine Type: 744 cc, 90 degree V-Twin, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 80 x 74 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • induction: N/A
  • ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Compact Reactive Shaft Drive
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy:
  • Brakes (Front): 320 mm floating stainless steel disc, Brembo four-pistons caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): 260 mm stainless steel disc; 320 mm floating stainless steel disc, four-pistons caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Marzocchi 40 mm telescopic front forks
  • Suspension (Rear): Light alloy swingarm with two hydraulic shock absorbers, pre-load adjustable; Die cast light alloy swing arm with two fully adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase: N/A
  • Rake: 27.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.7 inches
  • Curb Weight:401 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): Metzeler Lasertec 100/90- 18 56H TL; Pirelli Sport Demon 100/90- 18 56H TL
  • Tires (Rear): Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 -17 65H TL; Pirelli Sport Demon 130/80 -17 65H TL


  • An elastic black bike cover made from waterproof material and emblazoned with the V7 logo is large enough to protect your 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 plus side bags.
  • A small windscreen can be added to the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 to protect the rider from wind and debris from the road, and improve ride comfort.
  • A lower saddle is available that provides greater confidence to the rider due to the reduced seat height, as well as a narrower saddle.
  • Rigid side bags are waterproof, impact resistant, and fitted with a lock and key to keep cargo protected during the ride
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  • A rear luggage rack can be fitted to the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7, which allows a top bag to be carried and provides a handhold for a rear passenger.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Moto Guzzi V7

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Available V7 Sub Models

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