Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076

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Lot 220
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971
Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076

€ 24,000 - 28,000
US$ 27,000 - 31,000
Amended
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971
Frame no. VK11149
Engine no. VK 30076
• Véritable modèle « telaio rosso »
• Partiellement restaurée en 1980
• Aux mains de l'actuel propriétaire depuis 1998
• Immatriculée en Italie

Le vénérable v-twin à 90 degrés de Moto Guzzi apparut pour la première fois sur une moto en décembre 1965 lorsque la V7 de 703 cm3 fut exposée au Salon international de Milan. C'était alors la plus grosse et la plus rapide routière jamais produite par l'usine de Mandello del Lario. La première véritable version sport, la V7 Sport, arriva en 1971. En la créant, l'ingénieur Lino Tonti déplaça le générateur électrique qui passa du dessus du carter à l'avant du vilebrequin afin de surbaisser le cadre. Selon les mots du spécialiste de la marque, Mick Walker, ce fut « une étonnante métamorphose d'une machine jusque-là sérieuse et trop lourde. » De plus, la nouvelle moto bénéficiait d'un moteur de 749 cm3, d'une boîte à cinq rapports et de grands freins à tambour, à deux mâchoires primaires à l'avant. Avec 52 ch disponibles à la roue arrière, la superbe V7 Sport était donnée pour 190 km/h.

Cette V7 Sport est accompagnée d'un certificat d'origine de Moto Guzzi qui confirme l'année, le numéro de cadre et le fait qu'il s'agisse d'un modèle « telaio rosso » (cadre rouge). Partiellement restaurée en 1980, cette V7 qui appartient au vendeur actuel depuis 1998 a toujours été garée dans un garage chauffé. Décrite comme étant en excellent état général, cette machine est offerte avec son libretto italien et ses documents ASI.

Footnotes

  • 1971 Moto Guzzi 749cc V7 Sport
    Frame no. VK11149
    Engine no. VK30076

    • Genuine 'telaio rosso' model
    • Partially restored in 1980
    • Current ownership since 1998
    • Registered in Italy
    .



    Moto Guzzi's venerable 90-degree v-twin engine first appeared in a motorcycle in December 1965 when the 703cc V7 was displayed at the International Milan Show; it was the biggest and fastest roadster ever to come out of the Mandello del Lario factory. The first true sports version, the V7 Sport, arrived in 1971. In creating the V7 Sport, designer Lino Tonti moved the electrical generator from atop the crankcase to the crankshaft nose, thus enabling a much lower frame to be used. In marque expert Mick Walker's words, it was 'an amazing transformation of a formerly staid, overweight package.' In addition, the newcomer featured a 749cc engine, five-speed gearbox and large-diameter drum brakes, the front a double-sided, twin-leading-shoe unit. With 52bhp available at the rear wheel, the magnificent V7 Sport was good for 190km/h (120mph).

    This V7 Sport comes with Moto Guzzi Certificate of Origin confirming the year, frame number and the fact that it is a 'telaio rosso' (red frame) model. Partially restored in 1980, this V7 has been in the current ownership since 1998 and has always been kept in a heated garage. Described as in generally excellent condition, the machine is offered with Italian libretto and ASI papers.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the estimate in the printed catalogue is incorrect. The correct estimate is €24,000 - 28,000.
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Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 749 cm3 1971  Frame no. VK11149 Engine no. VK 30076
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