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Segment: Clasic
Production years: 2008, 2009

One could hardly find a better factory-made cafe racer than the V7 Cafe Classic. With a long history in bike manufacturing and being one of the makers who actually gave birth to the genre, Moto Guzzi is offering authentic styling backed by modern performance, a treat for the fans of classic motorcycles who want the benefits of multiple decades of engineering expertise.

The 2008 V7 Cafe Classic sports Guzzi's unmistakeable transverse 744 v-twin, and evokes the same retro lines of the brand's early days, though with a modern touch. Cue the dual chromed exhausts, one-piece seat with integrated rear cowl, low clip-ons and a minimalist front end, and you've just pictured a timeless piece of wonderful biking culture.

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MOTO GUZZI V7 Cafe Classic 744

engine specs
Type
Four-stroke V 90 twin, 2 valves
Displacement
744 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.1x2.9 in OR 79 mm
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
Horsepower
35/6800 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
42/3600 lb-ft/RPM OR 57/3600 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection
transmission specs
Gearbox
5 Speed, manual
Clutch
Dry single plate with flexible couplings
Primary Drive
Gears
Final Drive
Shaft
chassis specs
Frame
ALS steel tubular dismountable twin cradle
Front Suspension
Marzocchi 40 mm telescopic front forks, 130mm travel
Rear Suspension
Oscillating light alloy swingarm with 2 pre-load adjustable shock absorbers, 118mm travel
Front Brake
Brembo Floating 320 mm stainless steel disc 4 opposed calipers of differing diameters
Rear Brake
260 mm stainless steel disc
dimension specs
Overall Length
86 in OR 2184 mm
Overall Width
31.5 in OR 800 mm
Seat Height
31.7 in OR 805 mm
Weelbase
57 in OR 1448 mm
Ground Clearance
7.2 in OR 183 mm
Weight
437 lbs OR 198 kg
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gallons OR 17.0 L
tyres specs
Front
Metzeler Lasertec 100/90- 18 56H TL
Rear
Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 -17 65H TL
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