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2009 Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic

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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 colour scheme. 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. 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

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 catalyser 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