In 1967 the first big Italian bike appeared on the motorcycle market: The Moto Guzzi V7. The brainchild of Giulio Cesare Carcano, the V7 made its debut with a 2-cylinder 90 degree V-twin mounted across the frame and a cylinder capacity of 703 cc, a record for the time. The bike was an immediate success with both press and public, and the V7 helped make Moto Guzzi's name throughout the world, as a producer of prestigious, comfortable, elegant and reliable motorcycles. For many owners it was the expression of an important part of their lives, youthful memories of carefree times, trips with friends, in a resplendent historical period for the brand.
Forty years later, this positive heritage, in combination with the current full-blown relaunch of the brand, is the inspiration behind the new V7 Classic. A bike with a strong character, which derives from the interpretation of a concept of essential beauty, hailing to the style of the original V7, but with all the modern technology that the legendary ancestor could never have. Modern technical equipment, chassis and a Euro3, 750 cc engine, the line of the fuel tank hails to the old V7 Classic, running narrow and streamlined along the tubes of the frame to meet the seat, perfectly flat and mounted solid with the rear mudguard. The storage compartments on the sides blend into the style of the famous ancestor, with the same side view. The charm of the V7 Classic is also expressed by the bright chrome work, such as on the exhaust pipes, the shock absorbers, the rear light, the fuel cap, the front light, the comfortable handlebars and the surround of the speedometer and rev counter.