The Moto Guzzi booth at EICMA was full of eye-candy, unveiling their V12 concepts (V12 LE, V12 Strada, and V12 X) to a packed crowd and much fan-fare, Moto Guzzi hardly hyped the little gem that is the Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman racer. The bike caught our eye, and the concept has a little something for everyone: a longitudinql v-twin motor, a catching color scheme, and cafe racer styling. Click past the jump for more details and photos of the V7 Clubman racer up-close.
Moto Guzzi describes the V7 Clubman Racer as “the epitome of [a] snapshot taken more than 30 years ago, and reworks it by adopting the technology and quality standard of today’s manufacturing processes.” It’s hard to top those words to be honest. The bike’s photo above hardly does the piece any justice, so be sure to check out the gallery below.
The popularity of the retro cafe racer style is certainly in full force, so it comes with little surprise that the country that made drinking coffee cool is leading the charge with bikes like the V7 Clubman Racer.
The bike features a single-seat saddle, Arrow racing exhaust, and a cafe style front fairing. The footrests have been moved back for a more forward riding position, and the handlebars are adjustable. Rear-suspension come from Italian suspension house Bitubo, and have been modified to make the bike sit as low as possible. In addition to the multi-adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers, are Marzocchi 50mm front forks up front.
The rest of the bike follows the features of the V7 Café in regard to both chassis geometry, with its double cradle design and lower elements bolted on and removable, and to the geometry with the headstock tilted at 26°50’.
Technical Specifications of the Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer:
Engine : Type 90° V-Twin, 4 strokes
Displacement : 744 cc :
Maximum power output : 35,5 kW (48,8 CV) at 6,800 rpm (25kW available upon request)
Max Torque : 58,2 Nm at 3,200 rpm
Exhaust system : 3 ways catalyzed with sonda Lambda
Gearbox : 5 speeds
Secondary drive : shaft drive, ratio 8/33=1 : 4,825
Front suspension : Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, Ø 40 mm
Rear suspension : swinging arm in light cast alloy with two dampers, preload adjustable
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
Tyres : 100/90 – 18 56H TL (Front) – 140/70 17 65H TL (Rear)
Length : Max 2,185 mm
Width (handlebars) : Max 800 mm
Height (dashboard) : 1,115 mm
Seat height : 805 mm
Dry weight : 182 kg
Fuel tank capacity : 17 litres (Reserve 2,5 litres)
Dry weight : 182 Kg
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