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Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport is a sports motorcycle first manufactured in 1971 by the Italian company Moto Guzzi. Based on the V7 roadster, but with a new frame and clip-on handlebars, the V7 Sport was the first Moto Guzzi cafe racer. The V7 Sport was lighter than the standard V7, it handled well and proved popular.
The V7 Sport formed the basis for subsequent models and ultimately led to the very successful Le Mans.
In 2008, Moto Guzzi introduced the “V7 Special”, a detuned retro-styled roadster loosely based on the V7 Sport. The “Special” was itself succeeded in 2012 by a more powerful 50bhp model.
Manufacturer: Moto Guzzi
Predecessor: V7 Roadster
Successor: 750S, Le Mans
Engine: Longitudinally mounted 748cc (45.6 cu in) OHV 2-valve per cylinder air cooled, four-stroke, V-twin, 9.8:1 compression ratio, two 30mm Dell’Orto carbs each with cold-start levers, wet sump, electric start, crank-mounted alternator.
Transmission: 5 speed, shaft drive
Suspension Front: telescopic forks
Suspension Rear: twin shocks adjustable for preload
Brakes Front: 220mm (8.7in.) double sided twin leading shoes per side drum
Brakes Rear: 220mm (8.7in) twin leading shoe drum
Tires Front: 3.25-18 with WM2 aluminum rim
Tires Rear: 3.50-18 with WM3 aluminum rim