Moto Guzzi V7 Classic review

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Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

The modern Guzzi V7 owes a lot in design and layout to the 1960s V7 its transverse V-twin engine and drive.

Mark Hinchliffe tests and reviews the Moto V7 Classic.

THROWING your leg the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic you back to simpler times long before Facebook, and plasma screens. Motorcycles simple machines with an wheels, handlebars and nothing

Manufacturers have now found nostalgia never ages and with long histories are their back-catalogue for inspiration. The Guzzi V7 owes a lot in basic and layout to the 1960s V7 with its V-twin engine and shaft but that’s where it stops.

At $13,990 the V7 sits between its modern classic rivals, Bonneville ($12,490-$13,990) and Ducati GT ($17,990-$18,990). Its value is in its maintenance-free drive and attention to build and details such as a lockable cap and braided lines. Plus Guzzi has thrown in for a limited a free centre stand, chrome rack and windscreen valued at $1700.

Like the V7, the modern model is a … bike with a bench wide bars and a 90-degree engine. Unlike the original V7, it has disc brakes, Weber-Marelli fuel injection and Marzocchi So while it may look like a classic, it goes, turns and like a modern bike.

The 744cc, four-valve V-twin pumps out 35.5kW of power, but is a healthy 54.7Nm.

Spoked big rear fender, single disc, twin shocks, headlight and twin clock-shaped are the hallmark of classic uncluttered Add to that the shaped tank, the chrome and the excellent build and you have a beautiful bike.

touches include the small LCD in each instrument clock, the Guzzi logo that up on the instruments, the Brembos, braided and smooth EFI. While kept the traditional carbie for its EFI unit, Guzzi at least a manually operated fast-idle on the handlebar that looks a traditional choke.

All Guzzis have that effect of slightly rocking with the throttle. It is less now, easy to get used to and a characteristic that no true fan would be without. The EFI is very from idle, making maneuvres, commuting and roundabouts a

Despite a single disc up there is plenty of stopping and a lot of progressive feel through the lines to the lever. Its suspension better sorted than the Trumpy and Duc, and the 18-inch wheel retains the tradition of the Bonnie while almost the nimble turn-in of the GT’s wheel. The narrow 130 rear also helps with

Touring is easy with the riding position, stress-free no-fuss five-speed transmission, fuel tank giving 400km of highway range, shaft drive and the addition of the windscreen and rear rack.

the free centre stand is a inclusion on a shafty. It adds weight. The low seat height and weight make this suitable for shorter riders, the clutch is a little heavy for A big surprise is that my knees hit the cylinder heads like on the old V7 or Le models. However, you do still the heat off those heads.

Pillions will love the seat and long reach to the set thanks to low mufflers.

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It looks has great build quality, commute, handle and tour. A package for those who like motoring.

Moto Guzzi V7

Price: $13,990

Engine: 4-valve, fuel-injected V-twin

35.5kW @ 6800rpm

Torque: @ 3600rpm

Transmission: 5-speed, shaft

Dimensions (mm) . 1449 805 (seat), 182 (clearance)

Brake: disc (front), 260mm (rear)

Moto Guzzi V 1000 NT

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