More than fifty years after the launch of the first model, Moto Guzzi today unveils the new V7: the profound renewal is also indicated by the disappearance of the Roman numerals, which had characterized the evolution of the model since its return in 2007. Instead, they remain intact. ensure from Mandello, “character and authenticity, values that belong to the genetic code of every Moto Guzzi”.
The new Moto Guzzi V7
There are two versions of the new V7: the V7 Stone, more essential and contemporary, and the V7 Special, with classic lines. The engine, derived from that of the all-terrain V85 TT, is making its debut. It is the most recent engine built in Mandello: maximum power increases by 25%, going from the previous 52 HP at 6,200 rpm to the current 65 HP at 6,800 rpm. The maximum torque has also been increased, which goes from 60 Nm at 4,250 rpm to 73 Nm at 5,000 rpm, with more than 80% of the torque available already at 3,000 rpm.
Compared to the previous version, the new V7 is richer in equipment. The aesthetic impact of the larger engine is entrusted to the generous exhaust pipes with a different layout. The rear view highlights the larger gimbal drive and the larger rear wheel, as well as the stronger pair of Kayaba shock absorbers. The side panels, with a sophisticated design, and the shorter rear fender are new: elements which, together with the new exhaust system, give a new look to the «eight and a half».
Many new features have been introduced to improve stability and comfort, while leaving the handling of Mandello’s best seller unchanged. The frame now sees the addition of steel elements in the area of the steering head, while the pair of shock absorbers, with greater travel, and the new saddle, double height, give more comfort. The new supports for the rider’s footpegs are also more comfortable.
The V7 Stone features the new full LED lighting system, from the front headlight with DRL daytime running light that outlines the silhouette of the Guzzi Eagle, while the digital instrumentation with a single circular dial is in tune with the image of an essential motorcycle. Also new are the aluminum wheels, with a sporty style, by Stone: the rear one houses a tire with a section increased to 150/70. The V7 Special retains the dual dial analogue instrumentation (speedometer and tachometer) and spoked wheels.
The V7 is also offered in a weakened version, in line with the limitations of the A2 license and ideal for the new “Guzzisti”: as standard, this version has adjustable and disengageable MGCT traction control. The V7 Stone is available in three satin colors: rough black, ice blue and copper orange. The color variants in which the V7 Special is available, the closest to the spirit of the original model, are formal blue and casual gray.
December 14, 2020 (change December 14, 2020 | 11:57 am)
© REPRODUCTION RESERVED