The Moto Guzzi V7 was always appreciated for its classic design language, the sturdy build quality and the strong performances. The 2012 version of the Moto Guzzi V7 continues to offer all core attributes found on its predecessors, but it receives a fresh design inspired by the famous forerunners, V7 Special and Sport from the seventies.
During its long lifespan the motorcycle’s engine has been updated continuously, sustaining displacements of 350 up to 750 cc, going from carburetor to electronic injection. The 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Classis is propelled by an air-cooled, fuel-injected 744 cc V-twin which cranks out 48 horsepower at 6,800 RPM and is mated on a five speed gearbox.
The 2012 The Moto Guzzi V7 is available in three versions, two touring models and one sport. All versions are offered with two types of alloy wheels.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Moto Guzzi Classic.
In 1967 the first big Italian bike appeared on the motorcycle market: the Moto Guzzi V7. The brainchild of Giulio Cesare Carcano, the V7 made its debut with a 2-clylinder 90° V-twin mounted across the frame and a cylinder capacity of 703cc, a record for the time. The bike was an immediate success with both press and public, and the V7 helped make Moto Guzzi’s name throughout the world, as a producer of prestigious, comfortable, elegant and reliable motorcycles. For many owners it was the expression of an important part of their lives, youthful memories of carefree times, trips with friends, in a resplendent historical period for the brand. Forty years later, this positive heritage, in combination with the current full-blown relaunch of the brand, is the inspiration behind the new V7 Classic. A bike with a strong character, which derives from the interpretation of a concept of essential beauty, hailing to the style of the original V7, but with all the modern technology that the legendary ancestor could never have. Modern technical equipment, chassis and a Euro3 750cc engine, the line of the fuel tank hails to the old V7 Classic, running narrow and streamlined along the tubes of the frame to meet the seat, perfectly flat and mounted solid with the rear mudguard. The storage compartments on the sides blend into the style of the famous ancestor, with the same side view. The charm of the V7 Classic is also expressed by the bright chrome work, such as on the exhaust pipes, the shock absorbers, the rear light, the fuel cap, the front light, the comfortable handlebars and the surround of the speedometer and rev counter.
|Type||90° V-Twin, 4 strokes|
|Cylinders||Aluminum alloy with Gilnisil treatment|
|Pistons||forged with 2 inner liner and 1 oil control ring|
|Cooling system||air cooled|
|Bore and stroke||80x74 mm|
|Timing system||2 overhead valves with light alloy push-rod|
|Fuel system||Weber-Marelli electric injection|
|exhaust||3 ways catalyzed with sonda Lambda|
|Lubrification||-*by lobes with pressure pump|
|Primary drive||by helical gears, ratio: 16/21=1 : 1,3125|
|Secondary drive||shaft drive, ratio 8/33=1 : 4,825|
|Clutch||single disc, dry, with cush drive|
|Frame||detachable tubular duplex cradle in special high-strengh steel|
|Front suspension||Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, Ø 40 mm|
|Front wheel travel||130 mm|
|Rear suspension||swinging arm in light cast alloy with two dampers, preload adjustable|
|Rear wheel travel||118 mm|
|Braking system||Brembo Serie Oro|
|Front brake||single stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, with 4 piston calipers|
|Rear brake||single steel disc, Ø 260 mm|
|Wheels||spoke light alloy|
|Tires||Front Metzeler Lasertec 100/90 18 56 HTL|
Rear Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 17 65 HTL
|Dry Weight||401.2 lbs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.5 gallons (reserve 0.7 gallon)|
Bikez ---- "A bike with a strong character, which derives from the interpretation of a concept of essential beauty, hailing to the style of the original V7, but with all the modern technology that the legendary ancestor could never have."
Autoblog ---- "Take a good look at the Guzzi’s long, flat, pleated bench seat. Cop a squat... it’s comfy. The reach to the chrome handlebar combined with the footpegs’ position directly below the rider’s posterior provide a perfectly neutral riding position. Look ahead at the twin chrome pods housing the white-on-black speedometer and tachometer and pay special attention to the cluster of dummy lights nestled in betwee"
Totalmotorcycle ---- "The lightweight alloy wheels allowed a reduction of 1440 grams at the front and 860 on the rear, with a consequent drop in gyroscopic inertia of about 30%, an advantage in terms of dynamics which translates on the road into greater agility and speed entering turns."