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Moto Guzzi V7 750: review, history, specs

The Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough was a v2, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Moto Guzzi between 1967 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 128 mph (206 km/h). Max torque was 44.26 ft/lbs (60.0 Nm) @ 4900 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6200 RPM.

Moto Guzzi V7750
Also called V7 Sport 750 Special, V 7 Spezial, V7 Spezial, V7750 Sport, V7 750 Sport, V7 Café Classic, V7 Cafe Classic, V7 Classic, V7 Racer Verde Legnano SE, V7 II Racer, V7 II Stone, V7 Special, V7 Stone, V7 Racer, V7 II Special, V7 II Scrambler ABS, V7 II Stone ABS, V7 II Racer ABS, V7 III Anniversario, V7 III Special, V7 III Carbon, V7 III Racer, V7 III Milano, V7 III Rough, V7 III Stone
Production 1967 - 2019
Class Naked
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 80.0mm x 74.0mm
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Top Speed 128 mph (206 km/h)
Horsepower 50.96 HP (38.0 KW) @ 6200RPM
Torque 44.26 ft/lbs (60.0 Nm) @ 4900RPM
Fuel System injection. weber-marelli electronic fuel injection.
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: dry single plate with flexible couplings
Suspension Front: telescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm stanchions
Rear: die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 spring preload adjustable shock absorbers
Brakes Front: single disc. abs. brembo caliper with 4 differentiated pistons
Rear: single disc. abs. floating disc. two-piston calipers.
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Wheelbase 57.05 inches (1449 mm)
Length 86.02 inches (2185 mm)
Width 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Height 43.82 inches (1113 mm)
Seat Height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 416.67 pounds (189.0 Kg) (dry), 213.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.55 Gallon (21.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual



The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 80.0mm bore x 74.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 744.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a pushrods.


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the dry single plate with flexible couplings.


It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 130/80-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. abs. brembo caliper with 4 differentiated pistons in the front and a single disc. abs. floating disc. two-piston calipers. in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm stanchions while the rear was equipped with a die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 spring preload adjustable shock absorbers. The V7 III Rough was fitted with a 5.55 Gallon (21.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 416.67 pounds (189.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.05 inches (1449 mm) long.

1969 - 1971 Moto Guzzi V7 SpecialEdit


Based on the previous V700, the V7 Special featured several upgrades that boosted performance and increased reliability. A bore increase (from 80 to 83mm) netted a new displacement of 757cc. In 1968, the motorcycle market reeled in shock at the appearance of the first Italian maxi motorcycle. Created by the legendary Giulio Cesare Carcano, the Moto Guzzi V7 marked the debu engine that set a record at that time.

2008 Moto Guzzi V7 ClassicEdit


Carrying on the legendary heritage of retro Moto Guzzi machines, the 2007 V7 Classic is all pure, unadulterated time-approved styling, but loaded with present-day technologies to provide a dependable ride on today's roads. Classic and modern at the same time, the V7 Classic will not pass unnoticed. Spoked wheels, cigar-shaped exhausts, a flat saddle and huge headlight, together with the iconic transverse v-twin engine, the whole bike screams retro attitude.

If a modern bike oozing 70's attire is your thing, then the 2007 V7 Classic is by far one of the worthiest choices. For daily rides to work or longer hauls, few other classic bikes can out-pace this awesome Guzzi.

2009 Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe ClassicEdit


One could hardly find a better factory-made cafe racer than the V7 Cafe Classic. With a long history in bike manufacturing and being one of the makers who actually gave birth to the genre, Moto Guzzi is offering authentic styling backed by modern performance, a treat for the fans of classic motorcycles who want the benefits of multiple decades of engineering expertise.

The 2008 V7 Cafe Classic sports Guzzi's unmistakeable transverse 744 v-twin, and evokes the same retro lines of the brand's early days, though with a modern touch. Cue the dual chromed exhausts, one-piece seat with integrated rear cowl, low clip-ons and a minimalist front end, and you've just pictured a timeless piece of wonderful biking culture.

2009 Moto Guzzi V7 ClassicEdit


Juts like its very name says, the 2008 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is a machine which harks back to the golden age of motorcycling, evoking classic lines with a modern approach and skillfully integrating present-day technologies. Sleek just like the late 60's bikes used to be, the 2008 V7 Classic retains the conservative flat-top frame for an upright riding position providing all the handling freedom needed for riding fast around the bends.

The engine boasts fuel injection and and a maintenance-free shaft final drive, while the Brembo Oro brakes make sure there plenty of stopping power on tap. Equally smooth and usable for daily commuting or for longer leisure trips, the 2008 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is an endless resource of biking fun,

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe ClassicEdit


do you feel some melancholy as you look at pictures of old-school cafe racers? How about riding one, or even better - owning one? Though that age is long past, Moto Guzzi is still rooted in it and with solid contacts back in their own history, so here's the V7 Cafe Classic, a factory-grade cafe-racer which oozes retro allure even though it is packed with modern technology.

Retaining the design cues of older V7 machinery, the new, 2009 V7 Cafe Classic is a legend brought back to life. Lowered bars, a flat seat with integrated rear cowl, the transverse v-twin, generous headlight and the enhanced feeling of being in control, they're all sworn to offer you the ride of a lifetime, each time you throw a leg over the bike. If the 70's are your thing, then the V7 Cafe Classic is your ride.

2010 Moto Guzzi V7 ClassicEdit


The V7 Classic is the perfect machine for those yearning for the 70's classic bikes. Moto Guzzi's V7 was extremely popular and so many riders fell in love with it, so it would have been a shame killing the model. The 2009 version retains all the vibe of the original machine, but is now loaded with new technology to make riding an even more rewarding experience. Dripping with authentic retro styling, the 2009 V7 Classic is a head turner.

Chrome accents and pleasantly-matched with modern lines and from a distance, one could hardly tell the two. Built with the same dedication and love like the original, the modern V7 Classic is sheer, ageless riding pleasure.

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 ClassicEdit


Based on a proven recipe, the 2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic carries on the acclaimed looks and feel of the 70's machinery. Though heavily updated and sporting the latest technologies the Mandello manufacturer has in store, the 2010 V7 Classic remains an iconic presence which is impossible to mistake for anything else.

The transverse v-twin is enough to make heads turn, but the neat finish of the bike is no less a fine piece of work. Add in the maneuverability and updated suspensions, classic looks and ageless seat and you're in for quite some retro fun.

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 RacerEdit


After the warm welcome the Clubman Racer version of the 2009 V7 received, it was only natural to see this retro racing machine evolving. So here's the 2010 V7 Racer, a bike which oozes classic Moto Guzzi allure and sports the same modern approach t the tech side.

This may not be exactly the old V7 Sport, but it's as close to it as it gets. And with all the sweetness coming right out the factory's doors, you can expect a thrilling feel once aboard this bike. Alongside the plethora of custom-grade parts and accessories the V7 Racer also comes with high-performance fuel injection, electronic ignition and pretty much all the modern tech Guzzi has in store.

2012 Moto Guzzi V7 RacerEdit


A splendid tribute to the old-school Guzzi machinery, the 2011 V7 Racer brings forth all the glorious looks of a special edition bike, retaining the full Mandello attire and the spirit of the 70's, though this time backed by modern technology. Classic to the bone and looking even better than the original, thanks to the updated color scheme, the 2011 V7 Racer can be ridden on a daily basis.

With comfort being considered just as important as the handling and engine character, the new V7 takes classic bike-making to the next level. The traditional transverse V makes mistaking this bike for anything else impossible. Classic by looks, the 2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer is all-new by mechanics, and rides like a dream.

2012 Moto Guzzi V7 SpecialEdit


Feeling like going for the awesome, retro-styled V7 but would rather ride a more exclusive version? The V7 Special is there for you, proudly showing off a livery to turn heads and cause massive drooling. Bringing forth the same riding philosophy Lino Tonti had when he created the first V7, the Special comes in a two-tone racing livery in perfect harmony with the new engine and the overall neat and tidy construction.

A revival of the old legend, the 2011 V7 Special offers present-day performance with a 70's vibe and will surely put a broad smile on the face of those aboard it, rider and passenger alike.

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 SpecialEdit


The V7 is one of the most recognizable Moto Guzzi bikes and the 2012 Special version brings a more exquisite livery to add even more character to this classic machine. While on the tech side the bike remains unchanged and sports the same incredible feel during daily commuting rides or when evading the city and ride on twisty countryside roads, Moto Guzzi prepared a range of accessories to match the new graphics.

Cue a mini windscreen, classic leather saddlebags, a matching leather top case to add convenient storage and make life more beautiful aboard the V7 Special.

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 StoneEdit


If a bike with a livery to stand form the crowd is your game, but you're not into flashy colors, then it's time for the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone. Simple and sober, and yet boasting a sweet alchemy bringing together retro character and modern elements, from styling to tech solutions.

Classic by heart and modern by make, the V7 Stone is all about carrying the olden tradition into the next millennium, while remaining faithful to roots and adding the technological progress to the acclaimed heritage.

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 RacerEdit


Shiny, adorned with classic racey accents, the 2012 V7 Racer is by far one of the best-looking modern Moto Guzzi motorcycles ever. This bike is instant love: a fiery red frame screaming racing spirit, a classic rear cowl perfectly integrated with the red-piped suede seat, a chrome tank with an ageless genuine leather strap with embossed Guzzi logo, low clip-on bars and a mini fairing, the V7 Racer is a breathtaking apparition.

And if the above were not enough, custom number plates are also standard, just like the killer-looks red hubs and swingarm which add an immense style boost to this machine.

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 ClassicEdit


It's back to basics time, as Moto Guzzi shows their 2012 V7 Classic machine. Harking back to the way they used to make motorcycles in the 70's, this bike brings about solid retro spirit backed by present-day technology to provide riders with a remedy for their nostalgia while putting serious power and maneuverability at their disposal.

Sporting the iconic transverse v-twin, the one-piece seat and many other distinctive elements of tradition, the 2012 V7 Classic is a nifty modern replica of old-school bikes, carrying on the acclaimed fame of the Mandello manufacturer.

2014 Moto Guzzi V7 StoneEdit


The 2014 MY Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is a minimalist classic cruiser, that also offers all the perks that come with modern technologies. The designers from Mandello del Lario have chosen a cafe racer style, and the 2014 MY has a more aggressive approach, with most of its chrome finishes being replaced with blacked-out accents, except the engine accents and the exhaust system.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 50 horsepower and 58 Nm of torque. It is suitable for both younger riders, as well as the more nostalgic among Moto Guzzi fans, its design remaining more or less unchanged since the 80's.

2014 Moto Guzzi V7 RacerEdit

The 2014 MY Moto Guzzi V7 Racer is a limited edition machine, addressed for those riders who want a fast agile and aggressive machine, that still has 70's DNA embedded in its design. As all its V7 siblings, Mandello del Lario have replaced the traditional chrome-plating with a blacked-out, more modern finish, found on the side panels, mirrors, silencer support brackets and the foot-rest guards. Besides this, the racing red frame and the overall race-inspired look is sure to appeal to the more adventurous among Moto Guzzi fans.

Engine-wise, it has the same, dependable, air-cooled, four-stroke, 744cc, 90-degree V-twin mated to a five-speed manual transmission, that boasts a power output of 50 horsepower and a max torque of 58 Nm. This engine makes it suitable for both novice riders and more experienced ones that want a more light and agile machine for their daily commute, that is still able to put a smile on one's face when taken on the motorway or the race track.

2014 Moto Guzzi V7 SpecialEdit


The 2014 MY V7 Special is a modern-day tribute to its first ancestor, the 1974 V750. Every element and even the paint scheme have been inspired from the original machine, without disregarding all the perks that come with modern day technology. This awesome two-wheeler is suitable for the more old-school among Moto Guzzi fans, but also addresses younger and novice riders who have a taste for classic machines.

it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 744cc, 90-degree V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, that can produce 50 horsepower and 58 Nm of torque. Unlike its previous embodiment, the House of Mandello del Lario have decided to give the 2014 MY a more aggressive overall appearance, replacing most of its chrome plating with a black finish.

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II SpecialEdit


As its Stone sibling, and all other machines in the V7 series for that matter, the 2015 MY Moto Guzzi V7 II Special has been enhanced into a new generation, which benefits from a new, closed ratio gearbox and clutch, with an extra 6th gear and a more relaxed highway cruising speed. In addition, the engine has been lowered, which makes for a more stable and maneuverable machine, and comes standard with technologies such as ABS and traction control, which are a first for a bike in its class.

As its previous embodiment, the V7 Special, it comes with the trademark, race-derived paint-scheme, which was first used on the first 750cc class V-twin machine ever designed by Mandello del Lario.

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II RacerEdit


As all the other machines in the V7 series, the 2015 MY Moto Guzzi V7 II Racer comes with a new, closed-ratio gearbox and a new clutch, with an added 6th gear, which allows a more relaxed highway speed, as well as a higher rev limit. In addition, a lower center of gravity has been achieved by lowering its engine, which means that this new generation of V7 machines offer more stability and improved maneuverability. Technology-wise, it is one of the machines in its class that comes standard with ABS and traction control.

And, as its previous embodiments, the V7 II Racer has the most aggressive designs among its siblings, with a racing red frame, and chromed accents that accentuate the bold and aggressive overall design of this pure Italian racing machine.

2015 Moto Guzzi V7 II StoneEdit


The 2015 MY Moto Guzzi V7 II Stone is the second generation of their popular V7 series, and greets rider every where with a new, closed-ratio transmission, that also has an extra gear and a matching, new clutch, which make for smoother gear changes and a more relaxed highway cruising speed. In addition, the engine has been lowered by 10 mm, thus lowering the center of gravity and increasing stability, as well as cornering abilities.

In the design department, not much has changed, the machine still retaining a neo-retro overall design, that appeals to both younger and more nostalgic riders. Its rather small engine displacement of 744 cc also makes it a great entry-level machine.