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2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
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2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic


– 2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 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.

 

A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND.

In 1967, the motorcycle market reeled in shock at the appearance of the first Italian maxi motorcycle: Created by the legendary Giulio Cesare Carcano, the Moto Guzzi V7 marked the debut of the transverse V90 twin-cylinder 703 cc engine that set a record at that time. The V7 was enthusiastically acclaimed by the press and public. This success helped the worldwide promotion of Moto Guzzi’s image as manufacturers of an exclusive, elegant, comfortable and above all, highly reliable motorcycle. For many people, owning a V7 was one of the most important things in their lives. It left them with unforgettable memories that reminded them of their younger days, of friends and of journeys made together and made that time perhaps one of the highest points in Moto Guzzi’s history. After a further forty years of success and as part of Moto Guzzi’s worldwide relaunch project, the flame of creativity shines brightly once more in the new V7 Classic. The V7 has character to spare and is a superb interpretation of the fundamental beauty of the original V7 but this time incorporating all the latest technology that was unavailable to its predecessor.

The new machine is fully up-to-date with its equipment levels, frame engineering and 750cc Euro 3 engine. The V7 Classic brings earlier days to mind with the line of the tank that nestles comfortably on the tubular frame and runs back to meet the saddle. This in turn is perfectly flat and blends in gracefully with the rear mudguard. The side panels house the same stowage compartments that so stylishly set off the side view of the original machine.

Times gone by can also be seen in the gleaming chrome finish on the exhaust system, the shock absorbers, rear light cluster, front headlight and the comfortable handlebars that house the chromed rev counter and speedometer. Just as on its predecessor, the wheels too are spoked and shod with high profile sports tyres while the instrument panel with its retro-style graphics houses two modern displays that provide information on operating and diagnostic parameters. Although the V7 Classic is somewhat smaller than other Moto Guzzis, it is ideally suited for carrying pillion passengers with a comfortable saddle, convenient handholds and well positioned footpegs. The V7 Classic is easy to ride, instinctive and creates a feeling of confidence right from the first time you climb aboard. The manageable size and excellent riding position are perfect for both town use and longer mixed journeys. The sheer pleasure of riding the machine will be enhanced even further by owners having to answer countless questions from curious onlookers about the white machine they are riding as it looks just like its famed predecessor.


 

 

 

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic – American Specifications
MSRP: $8,790 USD

ENGINE
Type Four-stroke V 90 twin
Capacity 744cc
Bore and stroke 80×74 mm
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Timing 2 valves per head operated by light alloy pushrods
Timing diagram
Intake valve opening 18° before TDC
Intake valve closure 50° after LDC.
exhaust valve opening 53° before LDC
exhaust valve closure 15° after TDC.
(with 1 mm of play between rocker gear and valves)

Maximum power output 35.5 kW at 6,800 rpm (48.8 CV)
Max Torque 54.7 Nm at 3,600 rpm
Fuel supply Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system Three-way catalyser with lambda probe

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 5-speed
Gear ratios
1st 11/26 = 1 : 2.3636
2nd 14/23 = 1 : 1.6429
3rd 18/23 = 1 : 1.2778
4th 18/19 = 1 : 1.0556
5th 20/18 = 1 : 0.9
Lubrication Forced lubrication with lobe pump – capacity 1.78 kg
Primary drive Helicoidal gears, ratio 16/21=1 : 1.3125
Final drive Shaft drive, ratio 4.825
Clutch Dry single plate with flexible couplings

FRAME
Frame ALS steel tubular dismountable twin cradle
Wheelbase 1,449 mm
Trail 109
Steering rake 27°50′
Front suspension Marzocchi Ø 40 mm telescopic front forks
Front wheel travel 130 mm
Rear suspension Oscillating light alloy swingarm with 2 pre-load adjustable shock absorbers.
Rear wheel travel 118 mm
Brakes Brembo

Front brake: Floating 320 mm stainless steel disc
4 opposed calipers of differing diameters
Rear brake: 260 mm stainless steel disc

Brake pump cylinder diameter
Front pump 13 mm
Rear pump 13 mm
Caliper diameter
Front caliper 30/34 mm
Rear caliper 32 mm
Brake surface area Front 21.3 cm², rear. 16.1 cm²
Brake pad material Front Frendo 222, rear Ferodo ID 450

Wheels spoken steel rims
Front wheel 2.50″ X 18″
Rear wheel 3.50″X17″
Tyres
Front Metzeler Lasertec 100/90- 18 56H TL
Rear Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 -17 65H TL

ELECTRICS
Voltage 12 V
Battery 12 V – 14 Amp/h
Alternator 12 V – 330 Watt
Headlight 12 V – 55/60 W
Rear light 12V – 5/21 W
Indicators 12V – 10 W

DIMENSIONS
Length 2,185 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 1,115 mm
Saddle height 805 mm
Minimum ground clearance 182 mm
Steering angle. 32°
Dry weight 182 kg
On the road weight 198 kg
Type of tank Plastic
Fuel tank capacity 17 litres
Reserve 2.5 litres

 

 

 

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic – Canadian Specifications
MSRP: $10,595 CDN


Engine
Type 90‹ V-Twin, 4 strokes
Cylinders Aluminium alloy with Gilnisil treatment
Pistons forged with 2 inner liner and 1 oil control ring
Cooling system air cooled
Displacement 744 cc
Bore and stroke 80×74 mm
Compression ratio 9,6:1
Timing system 2 overhead valves with light alloy push-rod
Fuel system Weber-Marelli electric injection
Starting system electric
exhaust 3 ways catalyzed with sonda Lambda

 

Transmission
Gearbox 5 speeds
Lubrification by lobes with pressure pump
circuit capacity: 1,78 kg
oil: AGIP RACING 4T 5W/40
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

 

Chassis
Frame detachable tubular duplex cradle in special
high-strengh steel
Front suspension Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, . 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, . 320 mm,
with 4 piston calipers
Rear brake single steel disc, . 260 mm
Wheels: spoke light alloy
Front rim 3″x17″
Rear rim 3,50″x17″

 

Tyres
Front 110/70 17 54 H
Rear 130/80 17 65 H

 

Dimensions
Dry weight 182 Kg

 

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