2012 Moto Guzzi MotorcycleSporting number plates and a bright red frame, there is no question that the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer is a bold tribute to the Italian factory’s competition heritage.
Powered by a torquey, easy-to-ride 744cc air- cooled, pushrod, V-twin, the V7 Racer is about the experience, rather than pure performance.Regardless, handling is still very complementary to the powerplant, and the Pirelli Sport Demon tires provide a confident feel for the road.A massive single 320mm front disc slows the V7 Racer down from the speeds it will attain, with help from engine compression and a 260mm rear disc.2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 80mm x 74mm
COMP. RATIO: 9.6:1
RAKE: 27.5 degrees
CURB WEIGHT: 437 pounds
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Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.