Neo Classic – the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

With a Guzzi in my garage, it’s hard to not want to play around with more of these awesome motorcycles. The riding experience of every Guzzi shares a certain feel that only comes with the transverse twin engine.

As us Guzzi owners will tell ya’ “It’s the way a Vee is s’posed to be!”

With cafe racers on the comeback and the rich heritage of cafe culture in this Italian brand, it’s no surprise that they’ve knocked it out of the park with their new throwback model of the “Gentleman’s Sportbike”. Riding one may not be on everyone’s list, but according to this review, maybe it should be.

Luckily we are blessed with another fully outlined riding impressions by the Motorcycle USA crew, as they candidly admit to falling for the V7 Racer.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer pays homage to the extraordinaryracing career of the V7 Sport, an icon in the glorious history of the marque from Mandello del Lario.

Among its many merits, the legendary V7 Sport – with its technical excellence and outstanding performance – was also the most desirable bike of all in the modified production class. This class, reserved for gentleman riders, enjoyed an avid following spurred on by the passionate rivalry between supporters of Japanese bikes, which were extraordinarily powerful but difficult to ride, and fans of Italian sports bikes which, while disadvantaged in terms of pure horsepower, boasted better engineered chassis and superior braking performance than their multi-cylinder adversaries.