2009 Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic

This is a modern retro version of the original V7 of the 1970s, updated with modern technology.  Using the same 750cc mill as the Nevada or the Breva, the V7 is not exactly a racing bike.  The engine produces between 48 and 50hp, depending on the tuning, gives 41 ft-lbs. of torque to the 410 lbs. dry weight of the bike.  The gearing is steep and the bike will reach speeds of 120 mph if pushed to it’s limit, but it is happiest popping around town.

Where the V7 Cafe shines is reliability, maneuverability, and drop-dead sexy styling.  The 750cc engine has been around a while and all the kinks are worked out.  The shaft drive means less maintenance for the rider, and stable — if not spectacular — power delivery.  The flywheel, the shaft drive all pull the center of gravity low on the V7 Cafe, making it supremely maneuverable and easy to handle.

PM: 0   RED: 3   CRUS: 55   MAX: 120   RNG: 180   FCE: 0   STR: 1   COST: $9500