Wednesday, April 30, 2008

2008 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic goes on sale in Europe

Only 50bhp, but bucketloads of style...

Pics: Motoblog

The 2008 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic has been shown to the European motorcycle press and will soon go on sale in Europe. The original Guzzi V7, fitted with a 703cc v-twin, was born back in 1967. Styled on the lines of its predecessor, the new V7 Classic packs a Euro-III compliant 744cc v-twin. With its Weber Marelli fuel-injection, the engine makes about 50 horsepower and 54.7Nm of torque.

The V7 Classic certainly isn’t very powerful, but you know the deal – it’s been designed to look good loping along at medium pace, with rider and hot Italian girlfriend sitting comfortably, wearing large sunglasses, open-face helmets and smart leather jackets. For some, the V7 Classic would probably be the ideal motorcycle for lazy Sunday mornings…

The bike to be on, if you want to look good wearing those sunglasses...

With its round headlamp, chrome-plated exhaust pipes, twin rear shocks, spoked wheels, flat seat and black-and-white paintjob, we think the V7 Classic looks good in an old-fashioned way. The rear shocks offer 118mm of suspension travel and are preload adjustable, while the 40mm Marzocchi front fork offers 130mm of travel. The chassis is a dual-cradle steel tube number, wheels are 18-inch front and 17-inch rear, and brakes are single 320mm disc at front and 260mm disc at the back.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is priced at 7,990 euros (about US$12,350), is available in Europe now, and is likely to go on sale in the US in the next few months.

Here's a video of the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic blasting up and down some twisties...

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External links:
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Here are some more pics for Moto Guzzi fans...

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