2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Custom Mudder
- September 12, 2017
- Category: Moto Guzzi
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This bike was inspired by the desert sled era of 70’s dual purpose motorcycles. We wanted to remind our customers where the street bike originated. What better way then to replicate one of the most fun times in riding history, the On Any Sunday, out with friends and family go anywhere dirt bike.
This build feels less serious than some of the others we have done in the past; it was fun to build and it’s fun to ride. We picked the Moto Guzzi V7 classic for a few reasons. First of which is that is rarely used as a custom platform. We build a lot of new Bonneville’s because there is a ton of custom parts available for them and we are comfortable with what we are capable of. The V7 was new ground for us and it really let us think outside the box. It also gave us some big challenges and we love challenges. Starting with the tires, we installed TKC 80’s to give it that true off road look and capability, then the front fender was sourced from Mas Engineering. We fabricated mounting brackets and relocated it to the bottom of the lower triple to give it that unmistakable 1970’s dirt feel. The head light was taken from a Triumph Scrambler. The front number plate was hand made by Johnny, our in-house fabricator. The Renthal bar offers a wider and higher hand position which helps a lot to get the bike to easily change directions off road; It is also much more comfortable when standing on the specially modified Rizoma Bear Claw footpegs. Of course we had to put on proper gray Domino grips to match the stock Domino hardware that comes on the V7. The ceramic coated exhaust has modified British Customs Predator mufflers at the back. The sound out of this little 750 is amazing. It’s hard to explain without actually hearing it. It’s not that it’s loud, the note is spine tingling. Guzzi’s have a great sound anyway but this one is poised to get even Hunter S. Thompson’s attention while out wandering in the desert on mescaline. The side covers are hand made. The ECU and some wiring had to be relocated and a shorter battery was installed to help while fitting the Alex West custom built seat. Now that the frame was modified and the seat shortened it no longer had a place mount. We used hood pins and cabled the cotter pins to the seat so it is self contained. It’s one of the small details that really sets the bike off and makes it feel old school. The rear fender is also from Mas Engineering and was modified with custom brackets to be mounted high to match the front. Some frame modification was needed to place it where we wanted it. The tail light is a British Customs that was modified to mount high on the fender. The TKC80 on the rear almost didn’t happen because fitment issues with the Guzzi’s shaft drive. The clearances were very tight and some heavy coaxing was required. Finally, the paint and hand lettering was done by Joe Broxterman from Speedway Graphics. Joe’s paint is really is the crown jewel on this bike. Keep an eye out; you just may see this little guy eating dirt off the beaten path or parked at a show with a blue ribbon around its neck.
-Shipping is NOT included. Buyer is responsible for all Shipping Costs. We would be happy to recommend shippers.
-Bike is new, not pre-owned. Mileage on the bike is from Motorcycle shows and demos
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