Moto Guzzi V7 Motorbikes For Sale
What Is It?
The first iteration of the retro Moto Guzzi V7 launched in 2008 and is powered by a Euro 3 compliant air-cooled 749 cc 90° V-Twin engine, producing 47.6 bhp at 6,800 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,200 rpm.
- Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
- 320 mm disc up front with four piston calipers
- 260 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
- 40 mm Marzocchi fork
- Dual rear shocks with adjustable pre-load
- Classic dual analogue dash with LCD inserts
- 2->2 exhaust system
- 5 speed gearbox
Unusually, for a machine on the lower end of the power spectrum, final drive is via shaft rather than chain but that does make it easier to maintain. Even more unusually the V-Twin engine is mounted so the cylinders stick out either side but it does look cool.
The wire spoked 18" front wheel takes a 100/90 tyre and the rear 17" a 130/80.
Three trims are available with the base Classic available in white, black or special edition red while the Special trim adds a two-tone paint job. At top of the range the highly desirable Cafe gets you raised silencers, a cafe racer hump at the back and lower bars. It's available in yellowy gold, white or black.
Accessories include a luggage rack, soft top box, centre stand, tank cover, tank bag, screen and panniers.
Launch RRP: £5,600
Capacity: 749 cc (average)
Power: 48 bhp, 36 kW (average)
Red Line: 8,000 rpm (average)
Top Speed: 100 mph, 161 km/h (average)
Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 45 mpg, 6.3 l/100km, 15.9 km/l (average)
Range: 170 miles, 274 km (high)
Fuel Capacity: 17.0 litres, 4.5 US gallons (high)
Seat Height: 805 mm, 31.7 inches (average)
Dry Weight: 182 kg, 401 pounds
Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)
Model History & Updates
2010: Range renewed with a 70% new engine, power up a few bhp but available lower down, new gear selector, lighter alloy wheel rims, rubber mounted indicators and increased 22 litre fuel capacity. Overall weight is down 3 kg and you can spot them by the black cylinder heads.
Classic becomes the Stone / Special while the Cafe becomes the Racer. Stone now has conventional 10-spoke wheels while the Special / Racer keep the wire spoked.
The special gets the two-tone paint while the racer gets the up-swept silencers, red frame, Chrome tank, number boards and low bars. The Stone is available in black or white, the Special in red/white and black/yellow and the Racer in chrome/red.
Accessories include the slip-on racing silencers, piggyback shocks, low seat and comfort seat.
Review In A Few
- Easy maintenance
- Easy handling
- Unique style
- Early bikes were under powered and heavy
- Rear suspension
- Toasty knees
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