Italian style always manages to grab our attention. Mix that with superb craftsmanship in a motorcycle with vintage appeal and we’re mesmerized. We give you the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer.
A new-age bike with a classic look, the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer was designed and created to pay homage to the extraordinary racing career of the Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, which was an icon in the glorious history of the marque from Mandello del Lario. And among its many merits, the legendary Moto Guzzi V7 Sport was, at one point in time, also the most desirable bike of all in the modified production class.
With this design, Moto Guzzi is targeting the enthusiast rider – because when you own one of these you belong to a small group of riders for whom riding is a true art. Moto Guzzi has captured the essence of that magical moment in time from over three decades ago, and reinterpreted it with the marque’s hallmark passion and skill to create a genuine production special with this new Moto Guzzi V7 Racer. Produced as a numbered edition, as demonstrated by the commemorative plaque on the steering yoke, the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer celebrates the classic styling cues of the Moto Guzzi brand in a perfectly balanced blend of craftsmanship and technology evident in every aspect of this stunning motorcycle.
The two valve, 744cc 90 degree V-twin engine can produce 48bhp and 56Nm of torque, and rests on a closed double cradle frame with removable lower elements. The 5-speed gearbox is meshed with a single plate dry clutch with flexible coupling. The front suspension uses a telescopic hydraulic Marzocchi fork with 40mm stanchions, while the rear uses a die cast light alloy swing arm with two fully adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers. This combination makes the bike easy and smooth to ride. The brake system uses the finest components that the market has to offer, with a 320mm floating front disc gripped by a fixed 4-piston Brembo 30/34 calliper, and a 260mm rear disc with 32mm Brembos. The wire wheels, with silver spokes and nipples mounted on a matte black rim, are the same size as on the Moto Guzzi V7 Café, but are shod with higher performance and more visually impressive Pirelli Demon Sport tyres.
Other great features include a chromed tank, leather fastener strap along the centreline of tank, single-seater saddle in suede, singe seat tail fairing with integrated race number panels, top fairing with integrated race number panel, sport mudguard, side panels in brushed drilled aluminium, throttle body guards in brushed drilled aluminium, chromed upper steering yoke guard, and adjustable chromed half-handlebars.
If you ever get to see this bike on the road, lets just say that you would remember that moment for a long time indeed – since it’s truly very speical, and looks like nothing else on the road. Thank God for Italian style!