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Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

The V7 was first released in 1967.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer features a 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin engine along with a chrome fuel tank, red frame, and suede saddle. It also has adjustable billet rear sets, lightweight triple clamps, and Bitubo rear suspension units with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping.

Specifications, 2015 Model

Type 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke. OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Cooling Air cooled
Engine capacity 744 cc
Bore & stroke 80 x 74 mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Timing system diagram Intake valve opens 18° BTDC
Intake valve closes 50° ABDC
Exhaust valve opens 53° BBDC
Exhaust Valve closes 15° ATDC
Max. power 37 kW (50HP) at 6200 rpm
Max. torque 60 Nm at 2800 rpm
Fuel supply Magneti Marelli MIU G3 ECU with integrated 38 mm single throttle body
Exhaust system Two into two with balance pipe, three way catalytic converter, twin lambda probe
Emission standard Euro 3
Gearbox 5 speed
Gear ratios 1st 11/26 = 2.36:1
2nd 14/23 = 1.64:1
3rd 18/23 = 1.27:1
4th 18/19 = 1.05:1
5th 22/25 = 0.9:1
Primary drive Helical gear set, ratio: 16/21 = 1.31:1
Final drive Hypoid gear set, ratio: 8/33 = 4.82:1
Frame Double cradle steel tubular frame
Wheelbase 1449 mm
Trail 109 mm
Rake 27°50’
Front suspension 40 mm fork with hydraulic damping
Front wheel travel 130 mm
Rear suspension Cast alloy swingarm, twin shocks with adjustable spring preload
Rear wheel travel 118 mm
Front brake Single Ø 320 mm stainless steel disc, Brembo radial mounted 4 spot calliper
Rear brake 260 mm stainless steel disc, Brembo 2 spot floating calliper
Wheels Spoked with alloy rim, inner tube
Front tyre 100/90 – 18
Rear tyre 130/80 – 17
Electrical System
System voltage 12V
Battery 12V – 12AH
Alternator 12V – 350W
Length 2185 mm
Width 730 mm
Height 1115 mm
Saddle height 805 mm
Min. ground clearance 182 mm
Kerb weight 198 kg
Dry weight 176 kg
Fuel tank capacity 21 Litres
Reserve 4 Litres

Source: John Sample Group