• Aug 10th 2010 at 6:58PM
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Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman – Click above for high-res image gallery

As is the case in the automobile world, what's old is suddenly new again. While some homages to the past may be better left right where they are, others are simply due to come back in vogue. Such is the case with the classic cafe racer motorcycle, which some might argue never actually went out of style in the first place. And we totally dig the effective use of simple touches that make Moto Guzzi's V7 Clubman stand out from the rest of the Italian manufacturer's lineup.

Take, for instance, the sloping single-passenger humped saddle and the tiny front windscreen and number plate, which is mimicked on either side of the rear fender. Add in a highly polished fuel tank and an upswept Arrow exhaust system and you've got the perfect modern reinterpretation of a classic street racer. Makes us want to do the ton on our way to the Ace Cafe just looking at it...

That dream may soon be a reality, it seems. According to Motorcycle-USA's monthly Euro Gossip report, the handsome Guzzi is headed for production in October. The supposed additional $1500 over the standard V7 Classic seems reasonable for all those aforementioned upgrades. We've contacted Moto Guzzi for an official word on whether or not the bike will come to the States, but in the meantime feel free to take a look at our high-res image gallery below.

[Source: Motorcycle-USA]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looking at this makes me think factory exhaust wrapping should be offered industry-wide.

      $1500 over the standard classic? Is that a misprint? This comes in almost $4k under the cafe classic then?

      Even if this were $1500 more than the Cafe classic, it's a really sharp piece of kit. Not the type of thing I'm shopping for at the moment, but once I get older and wiser, this'll be exactly what I'm looking for.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm no bike-guy, but this thing is gorgeous. Any question of it going into production should be a no-brainer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that's really cool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome bike. Not anywhere near the capabilities of the original V7 but still pretty damn cool!

      Much, much nicer (IMO) than the futuristic concepts Guzzi wheeled out.

      Love, love, love this bike. I like to keep it simple and old school.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very retro but the exhausts look a bit garish
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, Alex, I love love love that exhaust.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with Alex. I love the bike and heat wrapped exhaust is easily my favorite touch.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What!? No way. They look perfect and $1500 over the V7 Classic is a steal. Those arrow pipes alone are at least a grand and the heat wrap on them is pure awesome. I am definitely in love with this bike.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it, and that color combo is awesome.
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