The Bike Shed Spirit’s Guzzi V7

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Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Limited Edition
Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Limited Edition

Spirit’s Guzzi V7

The modern Guzzi V7 has been with us for a few now, delivered by one of the only who are championing the cafe racer with a bike you can actually buy in a – apart from Enfield. The weight and looks have broadly welcomed by the pundits and by riders, but what this didn’t deliver was a sporty in the true spirit of the cafe

Time for Tim Kev from Spirit of the to step-in and work their on this lone factory-built of the cafe scene, but as the bike was with an engine that be hard to tune without a amount of engine work, set about doing what racers did “back in the day”; started to strip off all the heavy leaving it lighter – and therefore as well as much prettier – and more desirable too.

The bike was commissioned by London-based owner, Barry, who went to looking for the ideal cafe but he wasn’t sold on which to work from, leaving it to Tim Kev to We’d all wanted to see what be done to the modern V7 and Barry’s seemed to fit the Guzzi being a so the guys sourced a V7 Stone and the began.

The bike was stripped clean of its chrome-plated metalwork while the was trimmed at the rear and a bespoke fibreglass seat added a seat pad from master of vinyl, Glenn Moger. The plastic side panels removed and replaced with slim-line aluminium panels, coated black, with louvres and the ignition barrel was between one panel and the right head.

The rear shocks are pretty as standard so they were out for some shiny new Hagon which were made an longer to jack up the rear end a while the forks were up to match. As well as giving a stance, a setup like should improve turn-in and make the bike feel a lot focused in the twisties.

Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Limited Edition

To further improve cornering the and risers were replaced LSL clip-ons with a comfy-side-of-sporty height. At the front a smaller, black Spirit headlight LSL brackets and Oberon LED indicators chosen to replace the huge setup, but the pretty standard were retained.

The wheels and drive housing were back to reveal a groovy, pattern on their spokes and Racefit produced a bespoke titanium exhaust system lobster-back welding and stubby To finish off, the bike was by Dennis at D-Luck’s Custom in Brighton, in charcoal and maroon flake.

The bike now looks much purposeful than the original especially framed by the Kent hedgerows, but these new looks are by a ride with more and better road holding, a seriously improved classic Guzzi soundtrack. It certainly like they’ve bought the V7 up to for Barry’s brief of building the cafe racer” with a simple bike perfect for modern-retro scratching or cruising.

– We hear this bike is now for Contact SotS for more

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