This is a stunning restoration of an Italian legend… The Moto Guzzi V7 Ambassador. Rarely seen in this country as most were exported to the US in the early seventies.
Based on the previous V700, the Ambassador featured several upgrades that boosted performance and increased reliability. A bore increase (from 80 to 83mm) netted a new displacement of 757.4cc. While model year 1968 Ambassadors featured only the larger bore, subsequent versions were fitted with a higher volume oil pump, larger intake and exhaust valves, plus redesigned pistons, cam gears and additional crankcase webbing. US versions mounted the gear shifter the left side of the machine, and thanks to its boosted rating of 60hp, a four-speed transmission delivered the Ambassador’s new found grunt to a higher final drive ratio; slowing rpm’s in the normal operating range and pushing top speed to (a factory claimed) 115 mph. Changes to the chassis included a lengthened frame; stretching the wheelbase to 58″ and the steering head was given additional bracing. A larger, 6.1 gallon fuel tank and three available colours (black, white or red) filled the specification sheet for the Ambassador tourer.
Quote from Moe at the world’s premier restorer of Moto Guzzi motorbikes – Cycle Garden.com… a brilliant bunch of guys who helped me out no end:
Full frame up restorations, which presently average between $30K-60K can take upwards of 9-12 months to complete. Because of time and space considerations we ask that you call us in advance in order to reserve your slot (especially during the Spring/Summer).
The restoration of KRX 791H started in the spring of 2008. The bike was delivered and drove its first miles in May of this year. A 25 month frame up restoration, no expense spared.
The bike was restored by A J Dunlop of Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. We spent many hours searching the world for parts.
This machine started life in a sorry state. She came with two boxes of bits and the promise that a quick spruce up would get her going again. Completely inaccurate.
UK V5 registration now present along with pages and pages of detailed restoration and rebuild notes. Photographic rebuild pictures available.
You’ll fall in love once you hear her fire up… beats the sound of any Harley!
Ok, now for some detail on the restoration work (not complete list):
Engine rebuild by MOTO CORSA, Mike Russell de Clifford MIMI
4 page report listing all work carried out. £ 4800.00
Gearbox by Moto Corsa £2409.09
Frame stripped and powder coated inc, highest quality respray and new decals £ 4962.60
New tyres and inner tubes £ 131 + VAT
Plating and polishing £ 650.00 + VAT
Rebuilt front shocks and new rear shocks £ 534.64 + VAT
New silencers and exhaust flange £ 311.10 + VAT
All new battery 30A/H, regulator, starter button, ignition coil, cabling, bulbs, grips, coil, fuel taps, fuel cap, bearings, all SS nuts and bolts and the list goes on…
This machine is the best in this country if not Europe… She rides like a dream, sounds gorgeous and will only increase in value.
That was an extract of the add when we purchased this wonderful machine,we have since fitted the correct spec fuel tank, police spec handle bars( £225.00),Mirrors, replaced the gear spring £924.78 (Moto Corsa Ltd)
I have personally owner this motorcycle for 6 years. UK registered
Grab a bargain this couldn’t be repeated for twice our asking price.
What a cool bike
If you have similar top quality cars like we sell, please call Tom on 07591112581.
Stuart McLearn doing our tank pin stripes
Ewan McGregor having his Guzzi built by Moe at Cycle Garder (I recommend their website, very helpful & a really knowledgeable team)