2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Announced

'70s-inspired model enters limited production

story by Motorcycle.Com Staff, Created Sep. 14, 2010
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Moto Guzzi officially introduced its new retro-styled V7 Racer as a limited edition production model.

First unveiled at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan as the V7 Clubman Racer, the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer pays homage to the classic V7 Sport race bike of the ’70s. The V7 Clubman Racer was initially announced at EICMA as a 2010 production model, but Moto Guzzi’s parent company Piaggio later said that was a mistake.

There’s no mistake this time as the vintage-styled bike was officially presented at Piaggio’s new flagship store in Milan alongside the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200. The V7 Racer will be produced in limited quantity with an individually numbered plaque mounted on the steering yoke.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer will be produced as a special numbered edition model.

The V7 Racer features an eye-catching chromed tank created using what Moto Guzzi calls an innovative metal particle deposition technology and finished with a leather strap that runs along the center of the tank. The red frame was inspired by the earliest V7 Sport models, and is paired with the matching red hubs and swingarm.

The eye-catching chrome fuel tank is highlighted by a leather belt trim.

Mechanically, the V7 Racer is similar to the Moto Guzzi V7 Café. The V7 Racer is powered by a fuel-injected 744cc 90-degree V-Twin engine claiming 48.8 hp at 6800 rpm and 40.3 ft-lb. at 3600 rpm. Suspension is provided by a 40mm Marzocchi front fork and fully-adjustable Bitubo rear shocks. The brakign system uses a 320mm floating front disc with fixed four-piston Brembo caliper and a 260mm rear disc with a 32mm Brembo caliper. The wire wheels with silver spokes and matte black rims come clad in Pirelli Demon Sport tires.

For more pictures, take a look at our Moto Guzzi V7 Racer gallery.

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