Moto Guzzi V7 Racer | First Ride

Ready To Rumble!

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Eric Putter

tech Spec

EVOLUTION
Sportiest-yet version of the small-block Moto Guzzi V-twin; now where's the big-block version?!
RIVALS
Ducati Sportclassics (defunct), Triumph Thruxton.
TECH

Price $9790
Engine type 0-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 744cc
Bore x stroke 80.0 x 74.0mm
Compression 9.6:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Dry, single-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 51 bhp @ 6200 rpm
Claimed torque 43 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspension Marzocchi 40mm fork
Rear suspension Twin Bitubo shocks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Brembo four-piston caliper, 320mm disc
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Front tire 100/90-18 Pirelli Sport Demon
Rear tire 130/80-17 Pirelli Sport Demon
Rake/trail 27.8o/4.3 in.
Seat height 31.7 in.
Wheelbase 57.0 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed curb weight 437 lbs.
Color Black
Available Now
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Moto Guzzi USA
257 Park Ave. S. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
212.380.4400
www.motoguzzi-us.com
Verdict 3.5 out of 5 stars

Racer in name only-but it sure looks the part!

By Brian Catterson
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