2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic Motorcycle Review — Riding Impression…

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Moto Guzzi California Classic

The Bottom Line


styling, especially in matte green, sets it apart the crowd

No shortage of character the transverse-mounted, twin-cylinder engine

posture isn’t as tortuous as you expect for a caf- style


Mild performance, in contrast to its slick looks

clutch lever makes in traffic a drag

Shouldn’t a style bike have bar-end mirrors?


$8,990 (only available in Green)

V7 Caf- Classic from the $8,790 V7 model by bars, clip-on handlebars, trim, and solo seat.

Fuel-injected, air-cooled transverse 90 744cc V-twin powerplant

transmission with shaft drive

40mm Marzocchi with 5.1 inches of travel, alloy swingarm with two shocks

Rear coilover preload dual-adjustable

Seat 31.7 inches

Moto Guzzi California Classic

Fuel 4.49 gallons

Four-piston, 4-piston front and 260mm rear Brembo disc

Running weight: 437 lbs

Guide — 2010 Moto V7 Caf- Classic Review

It was an comparison all along: blasting LA’s notorious Mulholland my riding buddy and I aggressively two similarly themed bikes twisties that would any modern sportbike.

Commanding a comfortable lead was Triumph Bonneville long tester. boasting an 865cc with loads of approachable torque; invariably trailing was the 2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, a 744cc tranverse standard which looked in Legnano Green, but clearly the overall oomph of the Bonnie.

How is outright performance, anyway? If the Guzzi V7 Caf- Classic your attention, you’re more likely to tuck in and turns like an old-school racer would, not drag a and hang off like a monkey, to paraphrase the late, great legend Mike Hailwood .

From the moment you bring the transversely-mounted twin to life, its reaction literally pushes the to the right when the throttle is reminding you the mill is light away in philosophy from UJMs, and even Triumph’s twin engine layout. The view features pleasant like chrome bars the steering head and chrome-rimmed, instrumentation. but it doesn’t take a to figure out the 140 mph speedometer is an optimistic of how fast this bike . rather than how fast it can go. Nitpickers (like me) will wish it had proper bar-end in keeping with its so-called style. but no bother: pull in the heavy clutch, shift first, and give ‘er a gas, and you’re suddenly along in wonderfully Italian style.

The caf- style single-seat assists the whole playful/nostalgic/runabout as does the nicely indented and chrome finishes on the shifter and pedal. There’s a vaguely feeling to the engine’s vibrational that offers just character without becoming and once at speed the Caf- twin offers enough to get you going reasonably quick; it may get by the Bonneville’s spritely engine and handling, but the Guzzi becomes far attractive when ridden on its own Across town, the V7 reminds you of this bike does even if its bias-ply tires and powerplant don’t manage to visions of Monza, Mallory or Mazda Raceway Laguna

The 2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is a thoughtfully designed, finished ode to motorcycling’s past, like the Triumph Bonneville and SportClassic GT1000 — its reverence for the past with componentry and reliability. It may not be a barnstormer, but the V7 Classic stands on its own when it to style, personality, and attention to

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