Like the V7 Classic, power comes from a 744cc, air-cooled V-twin first used in the Breva 750. The two-valves-per-cylinder pushrod unit makes a claimed 49 horsepower at 6800 rpm. The V7 Classic's steel spine frame is retained, as are a 40mm non-adjustable Marzocchi fork, twin Sachs shocks and wire-spoked wheels with a single disc brake at each end. The riding position is distinctly sporty. Though not particularly low, the clip-ons give the Cafe a stretched-out riding position, while fairly high and forward-set pegs make the bike feel cramped if you're tall. The flexible engine, light weight and low seat make the Classic easy to ride, and thus suitable for new riders.