Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

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Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

Even some Moto owners affectionately refer to machines in that way. But not really fair. Moto machines once pushed the edge of the performance envelope. introduced to the European market in the Moto Guzzi V7 Sport was to be a sportbike that could on and off the track, with the best racer in the world – Ducati’s

The V7 was a tad heavy compared to the Ducati but because Moto Guzzi it to be a better street machine as as a stable and fast performer. And it was heavier than the Ducati, it was than the Laverda 750SF and the MV The V7 Sport had the same two missions of the 750 – to be a streetable sportbike and to provide the for a competitive superbike.

But where the compromised its street friendliness for the V7 tried to be the best of both On the street and the track, the V7 Sport was to revive excitement for the Moto marque. Many of the V7 Sport’s features were revolutionary in its day and the 1/4 mile time of around 14 flat, proved it to be an ultra-high sportbike.

That dragstrip time sound ultra slow in of today’s open class times of around 10 seconds but in the early ’70s a motorcycle that kind of ability intimidate all but a few brave men. Not have bikes gotten but so have rider’s expectations. a look at the V7′s engine 27 after its introduction, one is first by seemingly how little has changed.

The plant is a 90-degree, pushrod, mounted laterally, with a final drive. The Guzzis of are but a conservative progression of that without any missing links or leaps for the last 30 years. The new Guzzis have received numbers of significant updates metallurgy to manufacturing processes to but the latest machines from all wear the heart of the V7 Sport on sleeves.

A Guzzi is clearly a regardless of its age.

The V7 Sport was a limited production designed to appeal to the sporting that Moto Guzzi’s oriented Eldorado had left The V7 Sport was conceived from the up to be a sportbike, receiving its very own frame. And nearly everything to the V7′s backbone was unique to the rather than being parts from the Eldorado’s rack.

One exception to that is in the ergonomics from the Eldorado ensured that the V7 would be a capable of being ridden all day in

Since superbikes were in the early ’70s, that’s what this bike instead of the larger 850cc of the The engine differences also a much lighter flywheel, Delorto carburetors of 30mm, a compression ratio, cams increased lift and duration, and a exhaust system. The dual, carburetors of the Sport breathe aluminum velocity stacks used only wide-mesh for air filters.

The V7′s exhaust carries Lafranconi Competition and the crossover pipes under the are an X-shaped design to ensure flow from each chamber. These engine added up to providing the V7 Sport an additional 1,000 rpms the Eldorado, putting its redline at a 7,500 rpms.

The V7′s electrics include a weight starter and generator the Eldorado and an electric switch for the petcock. An electric starter was for a street bike in the early but it wasn’t pandemic. Uncommon, for ’71 was the bike’s lack of a kick lever, which was somewhat of a because the battery supplied the bike had a low amperage rating made cold starting a endeavor.

For you kids out there, four-… street bikes had kick start levers; like two-… dirt of today.

The V7′s suspension of course, two shocks out back — the layout for the time — and the bike Koni shocks, which the radest of shocks in the early The swing arm was constructed of steel and of a left side that only as a structural tube the right side’s larger houses the bike’s driveshaft.

The front suspension of the Sport RSU (rightside-up) Ceriani forks to clubman style adjustable are attached. The adjustments provide for positions from full racing to the all-American high bar position loved by us Yanks who then still mostly confused over the whole concept.

The double leading front brakes were one of the racing-derived features available on any bike at the time. The front wheel carries drums on side that each dual leading shoes therefore, produce super power. Well, super for anyway. Actuating the brakes are cables that run from drum all the way to the brake lever they are mounted on a pivoting pin helps balance the braking of drum to the other.

In ’71, and disc brakes were in the air but a few years away from motorcycles.

In 1975, regulations in the required standardization of rider on motorcycles, but this earlier V7 has a right side shift, was common on many European Those regulations set some of the manufacturers back a bit because the linkages created to shift the to the left had lots of sloppy play and clunkiness in operation.

But, for the short term, it was a of a lot cheaper than redesigning engine cases, and final Like with aftermarket of today, just about converted their machines to right side shifting the bikes became purpose with them on the left.

Guzzi V7Sport


air cooled, 90 degree, four V-twin

Displacement 750cc

— … 83mm x

Compression ratio 9.8:1

arrangement Single cam, rod, OHV, rocker arm

Moto Guzzi V12 X Concept

Max rpm 7,500

Carburetion Two, square slide Delortos

Five speed

Rear Single double leading cable actuated drum

wheel 4.00 inch x 18 aluminum with spokes, Record rims

Rear 4.00 inch x 18 inch, with spokes, Borrani rims

Front tire Michelin

tire Michelin

Rake NA


Wheelbase 58 inches (1473.2mm)

capacity Four gallons

others, Vitorio Brambilla the V7 Sport for Moto Guzzi he went on to drive Formula for March, Surtees, and Alfa In the years after that, Guzzi continued to build sportbikes, but not since the ’70s they created a machine the trendsetting qualities of the V7 Sport or the 850 Le Word is that Moto is now developing a totally new sportbike to again revive the company’s heritage.

We truly are in a bike An Italian Renaissance.


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