A low center of gravity -- the seat was less than 30 inches off the pavement -- added to the V7 Sport's feeling of agility.

1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport Pictures

The 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport motorcycle was an Italian take on the street sportbike. The original V7 0f 1968 was a more-upright motorcycle aimed at the touring market.

The low-set handlebars emphasized the bike's sporting nature.

A low-slung frame design and a front-mounted alternator helped keep the Moto Guzzi V7 Sport's weight close to the ground.

The V7 Sport came equipped with a huge front drum brake nicely embossed with the brand's name.

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