Moto Guzzi V7III For Sale
The third iteration of the retro Moto Guzzi V7 launched in 2017, is A2 licence compliant with a restrictor and is powered by a 744cc transversely mounted V-Twin which puts out 51bhp. It has a shaft drive and is available in many flavours.
What Is It?
- Easy maintenance, build quality, unique style, learner friendly
- Stiff competition from Triumph/Ducati, non-adjustable fork, pricey
It's powered by a Euro 4 compliant air-cooled 744cc 90° V-Twin engine, producing 51bhp at 6,200rpm and maximum torque at 4,900rpm. Unusually the engine is mounted transversely and final drive is via shaft. RRP is £8,000 for the base Stone version.
- Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
- 320mm disc up front with Brembo 2 piston caliper
- 260mm disc at the rear with 2 piston caliper
- Dual channel ABS and traction control with Road/Rain/Off modes
- 40mm fork with 130mm travel
- Dual Kayaba rear shocks with adjustable pre-load and 93mm travel (96m for Racer)
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
- 2->2 exhaust system, fuel injection
Compared to the second generation V7II power is up around 4bhp from a re-designed Euro 4 friendly engine however peak torque is roughly 2,000rpm higher up the range, the rear brake is now 2 pistons, new side fairings with model specific graphics, new Kayaba shocks and a learner friendly 20mm lower seat.
Minor improvements include slightly more dynamic steering geometry, reinforced front frame, 40mm wider mirrors and protruding fuel cap. A benefit of needing fancy fuel injection for Euro 4 compliance means you now get two riding modes to play with.
You can tell the V7III from the V7II by the horizontal stripes on the cylinder head. The 18" front wheel takes a 100/90 tyre and the rear 17" a 130/80.
The base model Stone keeps the cast 5 split spoke wheels but now also differentiates from the other models by only having one of the round dash clocks and black exhaust, where the others all have two clocks and wire spoked wheels. They do weigh 4kg more though. Moto Guzzi claim the front fender is a bit shorter as well but it's hardly noticeable.
Colours: Black, blue, green, yellow
The Special gets you wire spoked wheels, Chrome exhausts, Chrome shock springs, vintage seat, colour coded fender and two-tone paint with fuel tank stripe and Chrome pillion grab handle.
Colours: Black/green, blue/black
Anniversario (50th): £9,000
Special limited edition of 750 units which are essentially as per the Special but with a very shiny Chrome tank, brown seat and edition number plate on the top yoke.
Racer (V. rare, not for the UK)
The limited edition racer gets a red painted frame, lower bars, fully adjustable Ohlins rear shocks, seat hump with number boards, spoked wheels with beefier tyres, mini fly screen, satin finish shiny tank and black exhausts. The seat hump is actually an easily removable cover, much like the Triumph Street Cup, so once detached the bike takes a pillion.
Options include the media platform for connecting the bike to a mobile app, red shock springs, Aluminium side fairings, side tank protectors, screen, injector heat shields, panniers, luggage rack, top box, comfort seat and billet levers.
Milano (2018 on): £9,000
Cast wheels, grey colour scheme and pillion grab rail.
Rough (2018 on): £8,600
Knobbly tyres, wire spoked wheels, fork gaiters, blacked out exhaust, unique seat and grey colour scheme.
Carbon (2018 on): £8,800
Limited edition of 1921 individually numbered bikes to celebrate the year Moto Guzzi started. Red cylinder heads, red calipers, blacked out exhaust, Carbon side panels / mudguards and plush Alcantara seat with red detailing. It's like a mini Flying Fortress!
New version of the Seven-Fifty with Chromium tank, Carbon fenders, black seat and black cast wheels. 500 units will be produced.
Did You Know?
The V7III celebrates 50 years since the original V7
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