1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport — Classic Italian Motorcycles — Motorcycle Classics

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Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport
Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport

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A few summers ago, Frank handed Rick Manning a note. Written on it were the of a motorcycle collector and a list of he was selling. One of those was what motorcycle lovers might the “Guzzeta Stone” of Moto — a 1973 Moto Guzzi V7

“As I looked down and read the line, I was overcome,” Rick “Abba habba mama, that really say a V7 Sport?” It and it was.

Built in limited from 1972-1974, the Moto V7 Sport was a ground breaking a factory café and one of the most Guzzis ever made. And now had one.

Going Guzzi

Manning first entered our a few years back, when he us about a Yamaha RD400 he’d acquired. Not knowing about the little 2-strokers, he was we might give him some on its condition and value. Rick some pics, and at some confessed he was really more in Moto Guzzis. He and a few other were building what hoped would be a show-worthy he told us; would we be interested in it when it’s done?

Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport
Moto Guzzi 1100 i Sport


With an unassuming and demeanor that gives his Midwestern roots, Rick is to brag about his own achievements and to praise the work of others. to him, it becomes abundantly that when he involves in something, he involves himself Telling me about the Guzzi he spoke more about his to the bike than the actual he was doing, words like and “soul” marking his thoughts on the

Rick would be the first to out that he’s not solely for this lovely Moto V7 Sport, the second of two Guzzi launched by Combined Design, a of vintage motorcycle/car/creative services run by Rick and Tina Wagner and James McKenna and Tony The bike is known internally as O,” short for “Cherry O Baby.”

O came on the heels of the group’s major build, “Li’l Based on a 1976 Moto T-3 platform with styling by the V7 Sport, Li’l Red was in many an exercise at pinpointing and refining and crew’s approach to rebuilds. Li’l Red was sort of a “what a contemporary V7 Sport look statement, with scores of touches including a custom stainless steel exhaust stainless steel battery custom side covers, taillight assembly and Hella turn signals attached to mounts, Cherry O is more Well, maybe just a

Then again, as one of only or so production V7 Sports made, the knew they had a very machine on their hands, a more conservative approach. “To us, the V7 represents a period Italian hot and Cherry O is our interpretation,” Rick

Custom touches include the House of Kolor candy red paint laid down by Ellis at Paintworks, in-house graphics and CRG bar-end mirrors. The is period correct, as is the dual-disc end, a factory kit installed by the owner after Guzzi it available in 1974. The bike the factory wearing a 2-sided, drum.

Rick entered Cherry O in the Classics Bike Show at the Barber Vintage Festival year, where it walked with the People’s Choice In a field of stunning machines, it head and shoulders above the To finish the experience, Rick and took Li’l Red and Cherry O for a day’s tour, letting the big stretch their vocal and echo their beat the mountains of northern Georgia. “As we on to the Richard B. Russell Scenic Rick recalls, “I looked out the bars to the clear roadway and remembered when I had asked at MG Cycle to describe the V7’s He simply said, ‘It’s motorcycle.’”

With the Moto Guzzi behind them, Rick and are working toward offering ideas as finished pieces to Moto Guzzi and BMW airhead with a line of aftermarket parts. And they’re crafting yet Guzzi — and a BMW — to further develop ideas. If Li’l Red and Cherry O are any you can be sure they’ll be good MC

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