An engine design that originated in the early post war years, Moto Guzzi’s venerable 90 degree V-twin is still around today powering the company’s latest generation of superbikes. Guzzi’s transverse V-twin engine had been conceived to power a lightweight military three wheeler intended for the Italian army, and only later was it reassessed for possible motorcycle use. The work of Giulio Carcano, the man who had masterminded Guzzi’s spectacular V8-engined Grand Prix racer, the V7 was the biggest and fastest roadster ever to come out of the factory at Mandello del Lario. In creating the V7 Sport, it did away with the electrical generator mounted atop the crankcase, opting instead for an alternator carried on the crankshaft nose, thus enabling a much lower frame to be used. In marque expert Mick Walker’s words, the result was 'an amazing transformation of a formerly staid, overweight package.'
This lovely classic from the Italian manufacturer is presented in good condition. The bike is from a private collection and is offered with its original Italian documentation and the coveted ASI certification (Automotoclub Storico Italiano). These iconic motorcycles are hugely desirable, mainly due to their relatively maintenance free mechanics and huge torque. Propelled via a driveshaft instead of a chain, these were always revered in the bike world.