Fifty years after the launch of its first motorcycle Italian maker Moto Guzzi has launched a new evolution of the V7. ‘Guzzi says the revamped model is so profound that they have done away with the Roman numerals on this model, which had characterized the various evolutions of the model since its return to the market in 2007.
A new, more powerful Moto Guzzi engine makes its début on the V7, a close derivative of the one that powers the V85 TT. This is the most recent power plant built in Mandello. The new unit offers 25 percent more power, rising from the previous 52 hp to 65 hp at 6800 rpm. Maximum torque has also increased significantly.
The frame of the V7 has been enhanced with the addition of steel elements in the headstock area. Other revisions include major styling, larger wheels, new exhausts and an upgraded Kyaba suspension set-up.
The V7 Stone is available in three satin-finish colour schemes: Nero Ruvido, Azzurro Ghiaccio and Arancione Rame. The colour variants of the V7 Special, the version closest to the classic and elegant spirit of the original model are Blu Formale and Grigio Casual.
Pricing starts around $9,500 for the base model V7 Stone.