Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer, Moto Guzzi has revived the legendary V7 and come up with three spin-offs of the modern retro motorcycle, namely the V7 Stone, V7 Racer and V7 Special.
As a brand that promises craftmanship, originality with a dash of heritage and Italian spirit, Moto Guzzi is offering technological advancement in an old school style with the latest V7 lineup. Driven by cardan shaft drive and double cradle “Tonti” frame, V7 is a reminder that touring should be enjoyable and it should be done in style. All three of them comes with the new 750 cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor, with a wide range of accessories available.
First up, the V7 Stone which the manufacturer expects to tackle young riders’ heart with its six split-spoke alloy wheels and the matte black or pure white tank with chrome accents. The body is available in Matte Black and Pure White and the price starts at USD 8,390.
Meanwhile, the V7 Racer is a tribute to ’50s and ’60s café racer motorcycles and it can be seen from the chrome fuel tank, enhanced by a red Moto Guzzi badge. The tank is then fitted with a leather strap as a finishing touch. Styling continues with a suede leather seat with aerodynamic seat cowl to assure comfort while riding. The engine however, possesses higher torque, horsepower and throttle response for that extra thrill. The Racer is available from USD 9,990.
Lastly, the V7 Special which is meant to be “a touring bike with a sophisticated fit and finish and uniquely “Guzzi” engine character”, the same philosophy evoked by the 1969 V7 Special designed by Lino Tonti. It comes in two-tone paint schemes, White/Red metallic or Yellow/Black metallic and lightweight aluminium spoke wheels for better handling. Plus, the engine is 12% stronger in driving torque and top-end power compared to Stone and Racer. This handsome motorcycle is priced at USD 8,990.
The Stone and Racer will be available in Moto Guzzi dealerships across the United States starting this October while the Special is only available in the first quarter next year.
THE NEW MOTO GUZZI V7: AN EVOLUTION THAT RESPECTS TRADITION
Over 90 years as Europe’s oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturer makes Moto Guzzi’s V7 lineup the most unique among today’s modern retro motorcycles. With an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, unrivaled old school style, and technological progress, every V7 is dashing to the eye and thrilling to the heart.
Today the success of Moto Guzzi is further enriched by renewing the flagship V7 product range; keeping constant the authentic elements and values that have characterized the brand so far:
• Italian spirit
• Legendary heritage
The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 is a completely new bike – leading with a more powerful, faster, smoother 90° V-twin engine. Yet, it is still driven by the cardan shaft drive and supported by the double cradle “Tonti” frame – cornerstones of the V7 tradition, a tradition that stays true to the characteristics of the Moto Guzzi tradition, that touring on a motorcycle at its most pure should be nothing but enjoyable.
The design aesthetic accentuates the fine Italian craftsmanship of a vehicle that can only be made 100% in Italy. These are the distinctive elements of a V7 tradition which was born in 1967 with the creation of the Moto Guzzi V7 700. And in this tradition we welcome the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Range, three different versions and a wide range of available accessories that meet the various needs of all riders.
A completely new version designed to appeal to younger riders, complete with a competitive price point; trendy, agile, easy to customize with an array of accessories. The V7 Stone features the new and more powerful, 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor and new lightweight, six split-spoke alloy wheels. The simple color scheme combined with the six split spoke wheels enhance the chrome accents and make the Stone the ideal foil for a wide variety of Moto Guzzi accessories. The matte black or pure white tank and the chrome accents make the V7 Stone a showstopper on the road or at any café, bike night or local hot spot. The 2013 V7 Stone is available in Matte Black and Pure White. MSRP is $8,390 and will be available in mid- October at Moto Guzzi dealerships across the United States.
The 2013 V7 Racer is an ode to café racer motorcycles from the ’50s and ’60s with the performance of a modern machine. The V7 Racer has a new 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor with increased torque, horsepower and throttle response for an enjoyable ride. The new V7 Racer features a myriad of unique style attributes-from a chrome fuel metal tank studded with red Moto Guzzi badges and finished with a handsome leather strap, to a suede leather seat with an aerodynamic seat cowl and ’70s-style racer number plates. The V7 Racer is perfect for an adventurous rider with an eye for design and a wild streak. The 2013 V7 Racer is available in Chrome. MSRP is $9,990 and will be available at Moto Guzzi dealerships across the United States in early-October.
This is the closest to the original 1969 V7 Special, not only because it shares its name with the first V7 signed by Lino Tonti, but because it faithfully cites the same riding philosophy – that of a touring bike with a sophisticated fit and finish and uniquely “Guzzi” engine character. The new engine, significantly stronger in driving torque and especially in maximum power, which is increased by 12%, is perfectly suited for medium range touring and contributes to low fuel consumption and greater tank capacity with 5.8 gallons for an average range of 310 miles.
Just like its predecessor, it is wrapped in a two-tone paint scheme and equipped with aluminum spoked wheels reducing unsprung weight and improving handling. The V7 Special proves a worthy touring machine with bags and windshield, accessories which go well with the overall design of the V7 Special. The V7 Special is available in White/Red Metallic and Yellow/Black Metallic. MSRP is $8,990 and will be available in quarter 1 of 2013 at Moto Guzzi dealerships across the United States.