This is a 2010 Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer and it is another take on "old is new" motorbikes.
I know my boy Tony is shaking his head over there in the country that will be licking their wounds when the All Blacks kick their rugby ass this weekend.
But you should know Tony is a real biker. And though he will likely see the art behind this retro boney he will be wondering about the power or rather, the lack of power.
Unlike Tony's liter bike this baby is a 744cc V-twin 5-speed 'sporting' only 48.8 hp and 58.2 Nm.
But dawg it is a piece of art. Can you imagine sipping coffee at your favorite caffeine hole and staring at folks staring at your bike?
What if your too young girlfriend was along for the ride in too tight leathers? Huh huh ... you feeling me now? :0)
Moto Guzzi have been around since 1921 and with this bike they have been able to capture the feel and look of a 70s café racer. Check out the rearsets and clip-ons and polished aluminum gas tank.
And if you know your Italian café racers you will appreciate the wrapped headers.
Just beautiful huh?
If I had one it would be in my living room. Perhaps even mounted on my wall when I was not washing it and polishing the spoke rims - after riding it of course :0)
Did I tell you that one of my favorite caffeine holes sits adjacent to my favorite bike shop in Portland?
|1999 Honda CB750 Nighthawk|
You know a brutha must be nostalgic if I am missing a bike shop in God's urinal. Umm that is what I call Portland because it never stops raining there.
Oh the blog is not going retro-bike soft. Longtime suffers here know that bike posts and stories about dogs have been usual fare over the five years this blog has limped along.
I wonder if there are even Moto Guzzi dealers in the delusional rainbow? Don't think so.