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Segment: Clasic
Production years: 2009, 2010

do you feel some melancholy as you look at pictures of old-school cafe racers? How about riding one, or even better - owning one? Though that age is long past, Moto Guzzi is still rooted in it and with solid contacts back in their own history, so here's the V7 Cafe Classic, a factory-grade cafe-racer which oozes retro allure even though it is packed with modern technology.

Retaining the design cues of older V7 machinery, the new, 2009 V7 Cafe Classic is a legend brought back to life. Lowered bars, a flat seat with integrated rear cowl, the transverse v-twin, generous headlight and the enhanced feeling of being in control, they're all sworn to offer you the ride of a lifetime, each time you throw a leg over the bike. If the 70's are your thing, then the V7 Cafe Classic is your ride.

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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
49/6800 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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