Moto Guzzi V-7 750 Ambassador


Make Model

Moto Guzzi V-7 750 Ambassador




Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder

Capacity 748.4 cc / 45.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 83 x 70 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.8:1


2x 30mm Dell'Orto VHB 30CD carburetors


Single set of breaker points with distributor
Starting Electric

Max Power

62 hp / 46.2 kW @ 7250 rpm

Max Torque



4 Speed contant mesh
Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension

Telehydraulic forks

Rear Suspension

Swinging arm with hydraulic dampers preload adjustable

Front Brakes

2x Leading shoe drum

Rear Brakes

Single leading shoe drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Dry Weight

227 kg / 500 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

22.5 Litres  / 5.9 US gal

Moto Guzzi introduced the 757cc via an 83mm bore in 1968, and at the same time receiving larger valves and dual valve springs. The fuel tank was enlarged, the frame lengthened and strengthened, and the model designated the 750 Ambassador in the US, and V7 Special across the rest of the world. The V7 Special retained a right-side gearshift, while the US Ambassador now shifted on the left. Production lasted until 1974, and many more were produced compared to the V7 (nearly 12,000).  A police version was also produced.