Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic - First Ride

Dinosaur Junior

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

Tech Spec

Price approx. $9249
Engine type a-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 744cc
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 48 bhp @ 6800 rpm
Claimed torque 41 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspension 40mm Marzocchi telescopic fork
Rear suspension Dual Sachs shocks with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 320mm disc
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Front tire 100/90HR-18 Metzeler Lasertec
Rear tire 130/80HR-17 Metzeler Lasertec
Seat height 31.7 in.
Wheelbase 57.0 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 401 lbs.

Verdict 3 stars out of 5
A watered-down redux of the 100-proof 1971 V7 Sport.

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