Hammarhead Wayward, the Bare Moto Guzzi V7
It is fantastic to see a modern bike getting a new, retro-approved look. Hammarhead's fascination for the V7 dates back in his teens, so we might say that the Wayward is a dream come true. James went on to strip the unnecessary elements form the new Moto Guzzi, including headlight and fenders. A revised rear sub-frame now integrates the blinkers for even neater aesthetics.
They've been replaced with matching, vintage-look parts, emphasizing the retro character of the new machine. A simple color scheme adds serious sporty points to the build: the black frame, headlight and seat make a nifty contrast with the bare polished steel shine of the tank and fenders. The short can of the exhaust is elegantly placed under the belly of the bike, for a clean and racey look.
While the engine unchanged, performance was increased by using K&N filters and a remapped injection, all matching the custom exhaust. The speedometer has been integrated in the headlight for an authentic look, with the CR low bend bars offering a good riding stance for both short city rides and longer trips.
Soft, waxed cotton sidebags offer a 16 L (0.56 cu ft) combined storage and can house a notebook and other similar personal belongings, such as rain suit and the like. Production models similar to the original V7 Wayward will be available for $15,500 (€11,620) with a 60-days build time.
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