Has Moto Guzzi entered the sidecar world? No, it is the V 750 Deffender and it could arrive for A2 users

Although at first glance it may seem like a Moto Guzzi V85 TT with a sidecar, it is not. The new model of Changjiang has been commercially named as V 750 Defender, and despite having been shown on different occasions over the last few months, it was this same month of May when it was launched on the Chinese market.

The brand was born in the early 1950s at the request of the Chinese army, which wanted to equip its army with 1,000 sidecars. It is currently equipped with water-cooled CFMoto engines, although until 2017 it used a 750 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine. This 2024 has announced its new evolution with this V 750 Defender equipped with a V-Twin at 90º with a design clearly copied from the Moto Guzzi engines.

V 750 Defender in detail

In conclusion, we are faced with a frame that tries, just as the models of the transalpine firm do, to combine past and present in a balanced way. For this, the V 750 Defender opt for this mechanics that officially declares a maximum power of 52 HP at 6,300 rpm and a maximum torque of 60 Nm at 4,900 rpmexact figures reported by the previous generation of the Moto Guzzi V7… Pure coincidence.

On the other hand, we have the company Fi Tech, in charge of fine-tuning the engine and adapting it to the new anti-pollution requirements. This company, as we have learned from the colleagues at Motorrad Online, is integrated into the Dongguan Transmission and Fuel Injection Technology business group, based in California.

After the work carried out by the Fi Tech technicians, the V 750 Defender It would supposedly be available to be marketed in Europe in a 48 HP version, intended for holders of the current A2 license.

At the chassis level, this new Changjiang frame uses a tubular steel chassis and aluminum rear swingarm. The suspensions are signed by KYB, with an inverted front fork and a rear monoshock. The sidecar also has independent damping and can even be equipped with a pneumatic system as an option.

Has Moto Guzzi entered the sidecar world?  No, it is called V 750 Deffender and it is designed and produced… guess

For its part, braking is carried out by J. Juan, with a double 320 mm disc and four-piston calipers on the front axle. The equipment is assisted by an ABS system that also works independently on each of the wheels of the set. This helps keep the 409 kilograms in running order declared by the brand. This figure includes the 23 liters of fuel that we can store in its tank.

If we talk about equipment and finishes, the V 750 Defender It has a good assortment of systems and technological elements, turning life on board for its occupants into a comfortable experience. To this end, Changjiang includes, among others, traction control, a 7” TFT screen with connectivity for smartphones, USB and 12 V connectors or an FHD front camera.

Has Moto Guzzi entered the sidecar world?  No, it is called V 750 Deffender and it is designed and produced… guess

The new one Changjiang V 750 Defender It is already sold in China in two versions, differentiated by the equipment offered as standard. With a price starting from 68,888 yuan, about 8,875 euros To change, we will have to pay 77,777 yuan, 10,000 euros for the variant equipped with air suspension and side saddlebags.

If it arrives soon in Europe, some models are currently distributed through the French company DIP, it is likely that the official starting price will be around 18,000 euros for the standard variant. Although this information would not be, at the moment, confirmed by the brand itself

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