In honor of its 90th anniversary, Moto Guzzi has released a limited-edition machine inspired by café racers of the 60s and 70s, the V7 Racer. Moto Guzzi was established in 1921 in Italy and was during many years prominent worldwide in motorcycle racing.
It was the first brand ever using a motorcycle eight-cylinder engine. Moto Guzzi was acquired in 2004 by Piaggio & Co, and is now one of the seven brands owned by the company. The retro-theme V7 Classic was originally introduced in 2008, and the 90th anniversary limited edition Cafe Racer version should be available to US buyers. MSRP $9790. Moto Guzzi USA. All tech sheet after the jump.
• Red frame inspired by the earliest V7 Sport models
• Matching red hubs and swingarm
• Black fuel tank matches front and rear fenders, seat cover, and wheels
• Fuel tank is finished with leather strap
• Aluminum side covers, throttle body covers, and muffler bracket
• Silver wire spoke wheels and black rims on red wheel hubs
• Suede solo saddle
• Custom billet aluminum adjustable rearsets
• Front suspension: 40mm Marzocchi front fork with rubber bellows
• Fully-adjustable, twin Bitubo remote reservoir rear shocks
• Braking system: 320mm floating front disc with fixed four-piston Brembo caliper and a 260mm rear disc
• Pirelli Demon Sport tires
• Powered by the same fuel-injected 744cc 90-degree V-Twin engine as the V7 Classic
• MSRP: $9,790