Moto Guzzi upgraded the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer which draws inspiration from the café racer motorcycles of the 1950s and 1960s. The new generation is equipped with a more powerful, 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor which puts out 50 hp @ 6200 rpm and 58 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm. The engine is combined with a smooth five speed gear box and a new 22 liters fuel tank which ensures a range of up to 310 miles. While maintaining the classic 90° V configuration, the engine is now comprised of more than 70% new components. After the upgrades, the engine provides greater torque and power even at low rpms, and is also more efficient.
Apart from its improved engine, the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer has also received a few styling upgrades. The most important modifications are the new chrome fuel tank finished with a studded leather strap, a single-saddle suede seat with an aerodynamic seat cowl and ‘70s-style racer number plates.
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The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer pays homage to the extraordinary racing career of the V7 Sport. The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer offers the classic style of the Moto Guzzi marquee in a perfectly balanced mix of craftsmanship and technology. With a feisty motor, number plate, and solo saddle, the eye-catching V7 Racer harkens back to the glories of yesteryear—only topped off with modern engineering to make every turn a visceral experience.
The Moto Guzzi V7 Racers remains an homage in design to the café racer motorcycles of the 1950s and 1960s, combined with the modern features of an Italian-engineered motorcycle. Featuring a new and more powerful, 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor and new lightweight, six split spoke aluminum wheels, the V7 Racer brings together classic style and craftsmanship.
The completely reengineered 750cc engine still relies on the engineering that made the Moto Guzzi V50 a success among riders in 1977. Since then the engine has been continuously updated yet stays faithful to the original genial layout introduced by Italian engineer Lino Tonti in the 70s and stays true to the characteristics of the Moto Guzzi tradition, that touring on a motorcycle at its most pure should be nothing but enjoyable.
While maintaining the classic 90° V configuration, the engine is now comprised of more than 70% new components. Cutting-edge technological solutions have been used to improve functionality, provide greater torque and power even at low rpms, and be more efficient, with higher fuel economy and reduced emissions. The new engine is more powerful and stays true to the characteristics of the Moto Guzzi tradition, that touring on a motorcycle at its most pure should be nothing but enjoyable.
The new tank brings with it a superior metallic construction that allows for a lighter tank along with a greater fuel capacity – the V7 Racer can hold a record 5.8 gallons which, together with reduced consumption, ensures a range of up to 310 miles.
The distinctiveness of the V7 Racer design is sporty and attention-getting in all the right ways. A new chrome fuel tank finished with a studded leather strap, a single-saddle suede seat with an aerodynamic seat cowl and ‘70s-style racer number plates mean the added engine performance is showcased right along with classic style. One look, and a rider will know that the V7 Racer speaks for itself.
The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer, iconic and prestigiously manufactured in Italy, will be available in 2013 in U.S. dealerships.
As with all of Moto Guzzi’s on-road motorcycles, the V7 Racer comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and roadside assistance for one year.
|Engine Type||90° V-twin 4-stroke|
|Maximum power||37 kW (50HP) at 6,200 rpm|
|Maximum torque||42.7 ft lbs. / 58Nm at 5,000 rpm|
|Fuel system||Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.|
|Exhaust system||Three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe|
|Gearbox||5 speeds with cardan final drive|
|Lubrication||forced circulation with lobe pump - circuit capacity: 1.78 Kg|
|Final drive||CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive|
|Clutch||Dry single plate with flexible couplings|
|Frame||Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable rear subframe|
|Front suspension||Telescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm stanchions|
|Rear suspension||Light alloy swing arm with 2 fully adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers|
|Front brake||320 mm Ø stainless steel disc, Brembo caliper with 4 differentiated pistons|
|Rear brake||260 mm stainless steel disc, brembo double piston floating caliper|
|Wheels||Aluminium spoked black anodised rims|
|Front wheel||18", 100/90|
|Rear wheel||17", 130/80|
|Length||86 inches - 2184mm|
|Max width||31.5 inches - 800mm|
|Height||43.8 inches - 1112mm|
|Saddle height||31.6 in. (30.7 in. opt.) - 805 mm (780 mm opt.)|
|Curb weight||395 pounds - 179 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||5.8 gallons - 22 liters|
|Reserve||1 gallon - 4 liters|
Cycleworld ---- "The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer is much more than a transportation appliance; it’s a fun bike that backs up its solid hardware with a healthy dose of race-inspired Italian style. It’s polished, capable and fun. And perhaps most poignantly, it made me feel like a 17-year-old high school kid again, going off on another memorable motorcycle adventure."
Motorcycle-usa ---- "The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer is a completely new bike – leading with a more powerful, faster, smoother 90° V-twin engine. Yet, it is still driven by the cardan shaft drive and supported by the double cradle “Tonti” frame – cornerstones of the V7 tradition, a tradition that stays true to the characteristics of the Moto Guzzi tradition, that touring on a motorcycle at its most pure should be nothing but enjoyable."
Ridermegazine ---- "Participating Moto Guzzi Dealerships Across the United States will be giving licensed motorcycle riders the opportunity to test ride the 2013 Motto Guzzi V7 Stone before it is available for purchase. Moto Guzzi USA has created an online request system so enthusiasts can complete a test ride online appointment request, locate a participating dealer and receive a personalized product introduction and test ride."
Motorcycle ---- "The buzzy V7 Racer is a great bike for zipping around the neighborhood, but most of that fun comes from the admiring ogles you get from passers-by – particularly other riders, who truly appreciate what it is you’re aboard. Despite its sporty name and athletic appearance, though, Moto Guzzi’s 2013 V7 Racer is a gently-tuned middleweight that prefers to be cruised."