Clad with LED headlights, Öhlins suspension, and tail higher than Bob Marley, the Moto Guzzi V12 LM makes a strong impression. The bike’s raisable tail is probably out favorite accent as it not only shows off the single-sided swingarm, but also the LM’s custom exhaust.
The tail also helps to draw the eye away from the bike’s oddly smally headlight and front section. Still, if this is the direction Moto Guzzi is going with its future models, we like it.
Not quite a streetfighter, not quite a supermoto, the Moto Guzzi V12 Strada manages to make a big motor look small and maneuverable. This is probably because the concept bike is almost all engine and stripped down to only the bare essentials cosmetically. Still, the V12 Strada is very tastefully done.
Moto Guzzi V12 Le Mans Concept
Moto Guzzi describes the V7 Clubman Racer as “the epitome of [a] snapshot taken more than 30 years ago, and reworks it by adopting the technology and quality standard of today’s manufacturing processes.” It’s hard to top those words to be honest. The bike’s photo above hardly does the piece any justice, so be sure to check out the gallery below.
The popularity of the retro cafe racer style is certainly in full force, so it comes with little surprise that the country that made drinking coffee cool is leading the charge with bikes like the V7 Clubman Racer.
The bike features a single-seat saddle, Arrow racing exhaust, and a cafe style front fairing. The footrests have been moved back for a more forward riding position, and the handlebars are adjustable. Rear-suspension come from Italian suspension house Bitubo, and have been modified to make the bike sit as low as possible. In addition to the multi-adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers, are Marzocchi 50mm front forks up front.
The rest of the bike follows the features of the V7 Café in regard to both chassis geometry, with its double cradle design and lower elements bolted on and removable, and to the geometry with the headstock tilted at 26°50’.
Engine : Type 90° V-Twin, 4 strokes
Displacement : 744 cc :
Maximum power output : 35,5 kW (48,8 CV)
Max Torque : 58,2 Nm at 3,200 rpm
Exhaust system : 3 ways catalyzed with sonda Lambda
Gearbox : 5 speeds
Secondary drive : shaft drive, ratio 8/33=1 : 4,825
Front suspension : Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork, Ø 40 mm
Rear suspension : swinging arm in light cast alloy with two dampers, preload adjustable
Front brake : single stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, with 4 piston calipers
Rear brake : single steel disc, Ø 260 mm
Wheels: : spoke light alloy
Tyres : 100/90 – 18 56H TL (Front) – 140/70 17 65H TL (Rear)
Length : Max 2,185 mm
Width (handlebars) : Max 800 mm
Height (dashboard) : 1,115 mm
Seat height : 805 mm
Dry weight : 182 kg
Fuel tank capacity : 17 litres (Reserve 2,5 litres)
Dry weight : 182 Kg
Source: Moto Guzzi; Photos: Moto Guzzi and Asphalt & Rubber