Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic

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They Celebration of the ’70s style

We say: Long on ’70s light on ’70s substance.

say: Celebration of the ’70s continues. We say: Long on style, light

Last Moto Guzzi V7 Classic Triumph’s Bonneville and Scrambler, Sport Classic models and Harley-Davidsons in recreating the sights, and feel of years gone by. And now has raided its back catalog to create the V7 Café Classic, by the firm’s jewel of the early

The V7 Sport was the first true Guzzi V-twin. Thirty-seven later, the Café Classic the Sport’s look and feel, if not its performance. It has the jutting air-cooled clip-on handlebars, black-faced clocks and shapely fuel done up in signature Legnano While the upswept silencers and seat aren’t strictly (the Sport had horizontal and a normal dual seat), add to the racy impression.

But where the V7 was a superbike, its 21st-century tribute is as inexpensive transport with style.

Like the V7 Classic, power from a 744cc, air-cooled first used in the Breva The two-valves-per-cylinder pushrod unit a claimed 49 horsepower at 6800 The V7 Classic’s steel spine is retained, as are a 40mm non-adjustable fork, twin Sachs and wire-spoked wheels with a disc brake at each The riding position is distinctly

Though not particularly low, the give the Café a stretched-out position, while fairly and forward-set pegs make the feel cramped if you’re The flexible engine, light and low seat make the Classic to ride, and thus suitable for new

The Mandello works mixed up a batch of Legnano green for the Cafe, a ’70’s bend of and gold that made the V7 Sport stand out in any crowd.

The works mixed up a fresh of Legnano green paint for the a ’70’s ben

Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic

The nimble Guzzi with notoriously aggressive traffic pretty well. little of the traditional transverse-V-twin reaction when you blip the whose action is as light as of the single-plate clutch. Straight-line is respectable. The Guzzi cruises at 75 mph, managing an indicated 106 mph

Enthusiasm for high speeds is by a certain amount of vibration as rise towards the 7800-rpm

Though short of V7 Sport handling on twisty roads is assisted by reasonably firm, suspension. Stability lives up to Guzzi levels, and you can flick bends easily despite the narrow bars. The shaft is unobtrusive, unlike its predecessor.

Period brake feel is welcome; the front disc like an old drum. No complaints the Metzeler Lasertec tyres and cornering clearance.

Unlike the V7 was hugely expensive in its day—this is reasonably priced. Plenty of bikes offer more for less money, but there’s magical about that old V7 and the Café Classic is an enjoyable way to a taste of the’70s. Never last year’s Led Zeppelin

I’m looking forward to a cover band at my local And the Café Classic would be the way to get there.

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