EICMA 2009: 2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer

New café racer inspired by 850 Le Mans

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Nov. 11, 2009
Moto Guzzi is turning the clocks back to the 70s with the new V7 Clubman racer, introduced at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

Inspired by the Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans which first debuted at the 1975 Milan Motorcycle Show, the Clubman Racer is a mix of classic looks and modern technology.

Styling touches include the Le Mans-influenced top fairing, upswept Arrow exhaust, single seat, #7 plate and a bright red frame highlighting the bikes components.

The Clubman Racer is powered by the same 744cc 90-degree V-Twin engine used in the V7 Classic and V7 Café, claiming 47.6hp at 6,800 rpm and 40 ft-lb. of torque at 3,200. The transmission is a five-speed gearbox.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer's red frame really stands out.

Suspension is provided by a 40mm Marzocchi fork with 130 mm of travel and preload adjustable Bitubo rear shocks. Braking is provided by a 320mm floating front disc and a 260mm rear disc. The light alloy spoke wheels are the same size as the Moto Guzzi V7 Café (18-inch front, 17-inch rear) but the Clubman Racer is equipped with higher performance Pirelli Demon Sport tires with a larger 140/70 rear.

The V7 Clubman Racer is a 2010 model but Moto Guzzi says all of the unique parts are available in its accessories catalogues so V7 Classic and V7 Café owners can assemble their own version.

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