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Overview: Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic Motorcycle

11
November
2008
  Posted at 06:42:25 PM
  File under  Exhibitions Moto Guzzi New Products
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

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Moto Guzzi has a very loyal following for this stylish Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Part of the Piaggio group, every year, Guzzi brings out new variations of their popular twin.

This year at EICMA, Moto Guzzi brought us the V7 Cafe Classic, a motorcycle with that 70s look.

Here's what Guzzi had to say about their motorcycle.

A LEGEND WITH CLIP-ONS


Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic

Inspired by the legendary V7 Sport from 1972, the V7 Café Classic has the same streamlined style that, in the early 70s, marked the birth of the Italian sports Maxi. Other components that are symbols of a different era complete the picture like the low-set clip-on handlebars, the spoked wheels, the raised silencers and the saddle with its integrated tail cone, the instruments resemble the famed white-faced Veglia Borletti ones from the past and the new green color scheme.

Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic

Technically speaking, the V7 Café Classic differs from its Tourer sister in having twin raised silencers that, apart from increasing ground clearance, provide a sportier exhaust note more suited to this model that, like its famed predecessor, boasts exceptional road-holding. The key to this legendary road-holding lies in its twin cradle frame with removable bolt-on lower components. Great attention was paid to the steering geometry where the rake is set at 27° 50’ to ensure stability and precision when cornering. Of no less importance are the 40 mm Marzocchi forks.

Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic

Travel on the front suspension is 130 mm and works in combination with two adjustable rear shock absorbers with 118 mm travel. Braking is looked after by a 320 mm floating disc at the front and a 260 mm disc at the rear. The V7 Classic is fitted with 18” wheels up front and 17” at the rear with high profile tyres so as to offer superb handling and feed-back characteristics.

Technical Data


Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic
ENGINE
Type: Four-stroke V 90 twin
Capacity: 744cc
Bore and stroke: 80x74 mm
Compression ratio: 9.6:1
Timing: 2 valves per head operated by light alloy pushrods
Timing diagram
  Intake valve opening: 18° before TDC
  Intake valve closure: 50° after LDC
  Exhaust valve opening: 53° before LDC
  Exhaust valve closure: 15° after TDC
(with 1 mm of play between rocker gear and valves)
Maximum power output: 35.5 kW at 6,800 rpm (48.8 CV
Max Torque: 54.7 Nm at 3,600 rpm
Fuel supply: Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection
Exhaust system: Three-way catalyzer with lambda probe
Transmission
Gearbox: 5-speed
Gear ratios
  1st: 11/26 = 1 : 2.3636
  2nd: 14/23 = 1 : 1.6429
  3rd: 18/23 = 1 : 1.2778
  4th: 18/19 = 1 : 1.0556
  5th: 20/18 = 1 : 0.9
Lubrication: Forced lubrication with lobe pump – capacity 1.78 kg
Primary drive: Helicoidal gears,
ratio 16/21=1 : 1.3125
Final drive: Shaft drive, ratio 4.825
Clutch: Dry single plate with flexible couplings
Frame
Frame: ALS steel tubular dismountable twin cradle
Wheelbase: 1,449 mm
Trail: 109
Steering rake: 27°50’
Front suspension: Marzocchi Ø 40 mm telescopic front forks
Front wheel travel: 130 mm
Rear suspension: Oscillating light alloy swingarm with 2 pre-load adjustable shock absorbers
Rear wheel travel: 118 mm
Brakes: Brembo
Front brake: Floating 320 mm stainless steel disc
4 opposed calipers of differing diameters
Rear brake: 260 mm stainless steel disc
Brake pump cylinder diameter
  Front pump: 13 mm
  Rear pump: 13 mm
Caliper diameter
  Front caliper: 30/34 mm
  Rear caliper: 32 mm
Brake surface area: Front 21.3 cm², rear. 16.1 cm²
Brake pad material: Front Frendo 222
Rear Ferodo ID 450
Wheels: spoken steel rims
  Front wheel 2.50” X 18”
  Rear wheel 3.50"X17"
Tyres
  Front: Metzeler Lasertec 100/90- 18 56H TL
  Rear: Metzeler Lasertec 130/80 -17 65H TL
Electrics
Voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V - 14 Amp/h
Alternator: 12 V - 330 Watt
Headlight: 12 V - 55/60 W
Rear light: 12V - 5/21 W
Indicators: 12V - 10 W
Dimensions
Length: 2,185 mm
Width: 800 mm
Height: 1,115 mm
Saddle height: 805 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 182 mm
Steering angle: 32°
Dry weight: 182 kg
On the road weight: 198 kg
Type of tank: Plastic
Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres
Reserve: 2.5 litres


Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic






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