Moto Guzzi V7 Racer — Cool Hunting

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Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

The cafe racer turns and nails the curves along

by CH Contributor in Tech on 06 October

You know the feeling of finding the suit? Any outfit that you more confident in everything you steps a little crisper, handshake a little firmer—is the of feels good, looks and you know it experience I had riding the Guzzi V7 Racer over the of a late-September L.A. weekend.

The V7 is a ode to the original red-frame V7 Sport Rosso, housing its legendary V-twin engine inside the a creation of famed engine Giulio Cesare Carcano. It back to the days when wasn’t about fully-padded and leaning so low your knees the ground. It’s a throwback, and riders are certainly going to this bike.

It’s flat-out beautiful.

wheels and subtle red metallics criss-cross throughout the engine evoke vintage Grand style and Steve McQueen the streets of Monaco. The Italian V7 has the same kind of wide as the quintessentially-Italian film classic, La Vita—you’ll feel like Rubini on this thing. The heritage is no accident.

Moto celebrates its 90th anniversary the release of the limited-edition racer, honors the timeless cool of the racer style born the 1960s European counterculture The Rockers. who would record to reach 100 miles per hour the song playing on the jukebox

Myself, I had Los Angeles as my racetrack. a morning ride across it was time see what was underneath the and test it in the turns. I took it up to Drive—one of my favorite rides for its 30 of uninterrupted turns, and a great to try the speed, handling and brakes of any

It certainly lived up to its racing legacy, shining on the curves. over six feet and normally on a new it takes me a few days to get really with leaning deep the curve and letting the machine do the for me as I gas through it. With the V7 racer, I had that feeling.

I was comfortable from the first I leaned in, making for one of my best rides ever. The V7 racer felt good on a longer, drive, carving quickly and down the coast from to Costa Mesa.

Moto Guzzi 940 Custom

Packing 744 CCs and 45-50 horsepower with a top listed at 120 miles per hour, the isn’t known for its power. It in lower gears but doesn’t a lot of oomph in the high gears, and it can’t compete with engines. As the bike speeds the triple digits, there to be some rattle in the foot but that’s just a guess—I never actually go that

That said, the relative of power didn’t interfere my enjoyment. It’s a racer, to champion speed through and turns, not the long sprint. some may question the absence of and hum, I preferred the quieter purr.

This bike is a fantastic with good balance, power and suspension, as well as a cafe racer experience, to the adjustable Bitubo shocks and the Marzocchi fork. They a give-and-take that seems to with the road precisely you need the support.

The handlebar takes pressure off the wrists and the rider naturally engaged, the option of leaning forward or more upright. Little on both sides of the gas canister fit against the knees, regardless of a height.

The number 7 markings on the bike are across the line, a clear and visual tie to the bike’s racing but likely one that will riders when it comes to The cafe racer culture leaned on customization, so I wouldn’t be if people take to their to individualize their ride. It to be seen whether the company allow for custom-ordered numbers the road.

The bike marks of a renaissance for Moto Guzzi in the Starting at $9,790, the bike is a good buy—if you can get your on one. They’re only a few of these bad boys, so they’re to be a hot ticket.

If you’re one of the lucky ones, get yourself the admiration of passersby, and a ride that should your expectations.

Moto Guzzi 940 Custom
Moto Guzzi 940 Custom
Moto Guzzi 940 Custom
Moto Guzzi 940 Custom
Moto Guzzi 940 Custom


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