Moto Guzzi has released its new 2013-spec V7 range, including the Racer, Special and Stone versions. All of them actually were previously introduced at the last year’s EICMA show as the V7, two-toned V7 Special and the shiny V7 Racer. Now, the matte V7 version is called the V7 Stone.
In press relase, ‘We can say that the V7 is a completely new bike, more powerful, faster, thriftier, more ecological, better refined and more comfortable than the previous version, and yet still with a shaft-driven 90° transverse V-twin engine and double cradle frame.’
The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, V7 Special and V7 Racer are powered by the same 750cc “small block” longitudinally-mounted V-Twin engine, which is said made of 70% new components with over 200 individual parts getting redesigned. The engine comes with with two oxygen sensors for better fuel economy and lower emissions, gets redesigned cylinder heads, bigger air intake ducts, and redesigned cylinder fins for better cooling. It mated to five-speed gearbox and produces 50hp at 6200 rpm with a peak torque of 44 ft-lb. at just 2800 rpm.
All three models are also equipped with 40mm telescopic forks, preload-adjustable twin rear shocks and four-piston Brembo front wheel calipers. Each bike has a fuel economy figure of 23km/l, a 5.8 gallon gas tank (including a gallon of reserve), and is claimed has a range of more than 500km on one tank of fuel.
The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special was designed to resemble the original 1967 Moto Guzzi V7 700 model. It gets a twin-tone paintjob and the top-of-the-line, as well as uses aluminum wire spoke wheels. Accessories for V7 Special or V7 Stone are also available, including a tail rack, center stand, windshield and panniers. The Moto Guzzi V7 Special will be available in red and white or gold and black.
The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer which peviously offered as a limited edition model now comes with a few updates. The limited-edition V7 Racer comes with a red-painted frame and brake calipers and the chrome fuel tank, as well as a leather strap on the fuel tank. Other features include a commemorative plaque on the steering yoke, fork gaiters, single-seat saddle and a small windscreen. Unlike the V7 Stone and the V7 Special which comes equipped with adjustable rear shocks, the V7 Racer is equipped with fully adjustable Bitubo shocks.
‘This is a bike which should be ridden strictly in black, with a skullcap helmet and leather studded gloves,’ and for the V7 Racer, a V7 Record Kit is also available, which comprises of a fiberglass top fairing and a seat with a spoiler end.
There’s no word on pricing and U.S. availability at the moment.