Neeves pits Guzzi’s new V7 Café Classic against Triumph’s Thruxton in the July 8 edition of MCN

Neeves pits Guzzi’s new V7 Café Classic against Triumph’s Thruxton in the July 8 edition of MCN

 

Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic vs. Triumph Thruxton

By Laura Kennerley -

First rides & tests

 03 July 2009 15:22

Guzzi’s new V7 Café Classic is, like Triumph’s Thruxton, a romantic take on café racers of yesteryear.

The satin-finished lime green Moto Guzzi is a café racer version of the current V7 Classic, so comes with a single seat, no pillion pegs, upswept exhausts and low bars.   

It is powered by a 744cc v-twin motor which produces a claimed 48bhp.

MCN road tester Michael Neeves pits Guzzi’s new V7 Café Classic against Triumph’s Thruxton in the July 8 edition of MCN.