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Origins of the Moto Guzzi V-twin


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So if this is a 90 degree Vtwin longitudinal crank, why isn't it predecessor to the original V7? 

Designed by different engineers. Ing. Guilio Carcano has been emphatic (as was Umberto Todero) that the Mulo engine had naught to do with the V700 motorcycle engine they designed, outside of the V configuration.

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On 3/17/2018 at 12:36 PM, docc said:

Anybody tells you that your V11 donk started out in a tractor, bet lots of beer otherwise! :bier:

That motor certainly came from a utilitarian heritage. 😉

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Water? It could well have been intended for use as a beer pump.

As to Hondas, here is the nicest CX cafe I have seen. 53 Motorcycles in the UK.


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Kudos to author Robert Smith for getting the origins of the Moto Guzzi big twin right in this December, 2020, article on an interesting Eldorado for Motorcycle Classics magazine:


"(That the V7 engine was developed from Guzzi’s “mechanical mule” military project is now refuted by most authoritative sources, including marque specialist Greg Field in his book Moto Guzzi Big Twins.)"


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