2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic Road Test Rider Magazine Reviews

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2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Road Test


May 26, 2010

photography by Rich Cox

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Road Test was originally in the July 2010 issue of magazine]

Moto Guzzi has notable styling achievements on its Recently, for example, there’s the Griso cruiser, and radical racebike. In this author’s opinion, though, few of its efforts top the 1967 V7 and subsequent V7 Sport. machines had a simple but elegant that relied mostly subtle curves in the fuel side covers and seat, makes the beauty of these two all the more remarkable.

At some level Moto must share that today, because it has two newer in the current lineup modeled those V7s from four ago.

A few issues ago we put the V7 “Cafe” version to the test, with its green paint to mimic the V7 Sport. Here we have the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic . swaps the Cafe’s lower bars, solo-styled seat and exhausts for a more conventional tubular handlebar, dual and straighter mufflers, all better for distances, luggage and two-up

Spoked wheels and simple choices of black with trim or white with trim hold down yet there’s plenty of chrome, and of the retro style is lost in the from sport to standard. Nor is any of the as both bikes are identical in other way.

A light wet weight of 447 pounds for massive power from air-cooled, 744cc OHV V-twin, revs cleanly and smoothly to EFI and 90 degrees between the cylinders it perfect primary balance. torque helps a solo squirt from corner-to-corner needing to shift the smooth much.

While touring is a mostly leisurely undertaking of the moderate output, except for a of a seat it is rider- and highway up to about 85 mph, and solo at 210 the only time I wished for power was strafing canyons Heading back down the is transformed into a plenty … sportbike . Its clean, shaft final drive seem to ruffle the rear had all but forgotten the shaft is even in fact—and in this environment the suspension works well in a kind of way.

This Moto Guzzi is a powerful … sportbike!

excess compression damping in the conventional fork and twin shocks gives the V7 a harsh and fiddling with the preload and damping adjustments in back little to alleviate it. At $8,790, the ride is tolerable. As the rear is just adequate, the single two-piston caliper in front most of the stopping duties and so well, though a tad more would be nice.

The most rewarding and inexpensive would probably be tires. The steers effortlessly, and the stock Lasertecs—a 100/90-18H and 130/80-17H—grip but the front has a tread design the ’80s that hates grooves and pavement cracks.

A tach and speedo reminiscent of the Veglia-Borlettis from the ’70s top-off the front end style, and digital LCD displays with time and ambient temperature. Our bike’s single-wall stainless headers blued-up a bit and ticked cooling at idle and stopped, but the Lafranconi mufflers are rewardingly and their lower position room for soft side Cornering clearance is still too.

There’s a bit of room under the seat for the stock toolkit, but the definitely needs to figure out a place for the three large compliance stickers than on the gas tank. When the sculptor his famous … of Aphrodite did he put stickers on her? I think

Though these are large

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Road test: Motorcycle

Base Price: $8,790

x Stroke: 80.0 x 74.0mm

5-speed, cable-actuated dry clutch

Drive: Shaft, 4.825:1

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