2009年11月14日土曜日

本気で欲しいと思えるMoto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer



Moto Guzzi V12 Le Mans Concept

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Moto Guzzi V12 Le Mans Concept

Moto Guzzi has made three concepts for this year’s EICMA show, all based around the Mandello 1,200cc v-twin motor. Unveiled en masse, the Moto Guzzi V12 Le Mans (LM), Moto Guzzi V2 X, and Moto Guzzi V12 Strada are all striking concepts, but the V12 LM was the star of Moto Guzzi’s unveiling, and shows the brand’s aggressive designs and focus for the future. Photos, details, and an official “description” after the jump.
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.

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Moto Guzzi V12 Strada Concept


Moto Guzzi’s second concept from EICMA is the Moto Guzzi V12 Strada (also check out the Moto Guzzi V12 LM & Moto Guzzi V12 X). Also built around the Mandello 1,200cc v-twin motor, the Stada is shorter and reminds a lot of the Aprilia Mana X with its banana seat and snubbed nose. Photos and more after the jump.
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


The Moto Guzzi booth at EICMA was full of eye-candy, unveiling their V12 concepts (V12 LE, V12 Strada, and V12 X) to a packed crowd and much fan-fare, Moto Guzzi hardly hyped the little gem that is the Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman racer. The bike caught our eye, and the concept has a little something for everyone: a longitudinql v-twin motor, a catching color scheme, and cafe racer styling. Click past the jump for more details and photos of the V7 Clubman racer up-close.
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’.


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Technical Specifications of the Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer:

Engine : Type 90° V-Twin, 4 strokes
Displacement : 744 cc :
Maximum power output : 35,5 kW (48,8 CV)
at 6,800 rpm (25kW available upon request)
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


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最近 Moto Guzzi V12シリーズや
V7 Clubman Racerがやたらと強烈に目に焼き付きました。
インパクトもスゴくその宇宙人的なデザインに思わず引き込まれます。
近代的なエクステリアフォルムとそれでいて70年代のバイクらしさも
しっかりと滲み出るバランスの調和が素晴らしいと思います。
海外のバイク情報シリーズの画像が一部みんなで大盛り上がりです。
みなさんならどのモデルを選びますか?
ボクはMoto Guzzi V12 Le Mans Conceptもしくは、
V7 Clubman Racerなんかがビンテージスタイルで素敵だと思いますが!




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