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Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Limited Edition


Riding out of the Guzzi factory gates in del Lario, nestled on the banks of Lake Como in Italy, it was to imagine how the designers came up the V7s of yore. Fast-forward a few decades and the V7 Racer more than up to its replica racer inspired

Launched as a sporty version of the V7 last year, the latest incarnation is now the only sports-focused V7 in the new being launched alongside the V7 Special and entry level black V7 Stone.

All three bikes now benefit a revised 744cc, air-cooled small block V-twin claimed to be 70 percent new, and the single throttle body Moto Guzzi engine. A links to a Magneti Marelli throttle body, and delivers a 12 percent extra power and 10 more torque, with a new ECU and two sensors, plus a new head has higher compression (now revised squish area, intake ducts and a more positioned spark plug

There’s also new rounded finning and a new filter box, now under the seat for easy The new mill is also claimed to be 10 more fuel efficient.

The has also received some in the shape of a new gear preselector at ironing out some of the traditional clunk and making changes precise.

Design changes the old plastic chrome effect tank being replaced by a capacity 22 litre all-metal one thanks to clever moulding is the same size but lighter the old item, giving a claimed range!

The wheels have also lightened with the addition of new rims as opposed to the older ones, and the overall weight is approximately three kilos the new weighs in at 179kg without which is considerably lighter one of its main competitors, the Triumph at 205kg dry.

Swinging a leg the plush suede-topped seat, the V7R with a typically throaty and idles nicely. Out on the winding roads that follow the contours, the Racer is perfectly at cruising at licence-saving speeds, the revised V-twin feeling and a little more eager the older motor, yet still and full of character. Low down is improved, and there’s more enough grunt for everyday

The V7R isn’t about diving apex to apex; it feels a vintage racer and so it should. not to say it doesn’t handle: for the sort of that it is, it corners pleasingly the frontend feels planted and plenty of feedback, while the single disc front combined with the four-piston caliper may need a firm to slow things down, but adequately. Gear changes are too.

Competitor-wise, you’re looking at like the Triumph Bonneville and Thruxton, Norton Commando 961 SE and the Sport Classic. All offer performance, but none provide as panache and style, nor do modern as well as the V7 Racer does.

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