Moto Guzz V7III Anniversario
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New Moto Guzzi V7 MKIII Models, 2017

Celebrating the fifty-year anniversary of the first V7 model, Moto Guzzi, Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer has introduced a new line-up, of the ever-popular V7. If the stance/profile of the new V7 looks different that’s because the chassis has been revamped, with a shorter wheelbase and a marginally lower seat, now at 770mm.

Front to rear weight distribution remains the same despite a more robust front-end. Steering geometry has also been tweaked to give a more responsive ride and greater stability.

The small-block engine block has not been neglected and now outputs 38 kW (52 HP) at 6200 rpm (approximately 10% increase over the MKII). The new V7 will be released in four different iterations.

V7 Anniversario – The Bling Model

First up is the, V7 III ANNIVERSARIO, which is a limited edition with a production run of 750 units. With its chrome tank, pipes and mirrors, the ‘Anniversario’ edition will look pretty spectacular on most days in Italy, though if you live in a more temperate climate, such as the UK, you’re probably thinking  “hmm rain, watermarks and lots of polishing”.

Limited Edition Moto Guzzi V7 MKIII Anniversario
Limited Edition, Moto Guzzi V7 MKIII Anniversario
Moto Guzzi V7 Anniversario Launch Video

V7 III Stone – The Basic Model

The V7 III STONE returns as the entry model of the line-up, with light-alloy wheels and more modern finish, it should appeal to riders who have a slew of modifications in mind.

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone MKIII
The entry-level model – Moto Guzzi V7 Stone MKIII

V7 III Special – The Classic Model

V7 III SPECIAL offers spoked wheels and chrome finish and should capture the imagination of riders who want the classic look.

Moto Guzzi V7 Special MKIII
The Classic look – Moto Guzzi V7 Special MKIII

V7 Racer – The Café Racer

Lastly but by no means least, is the more aggressive-looking  V7 III RACER  hints at the marque’s racing heritage, with the distinctive red frame, stopping short of the full racing colours and instead comes with a polished aluminium tank. In addition, the fully adjustable Öhlins rear shocks further add to the racer’s more aggressive look.

Moto Guzzi V7 Racer MKIII
The Café Racer – Moto Guzzi V7 Racer MKIII

Guzzi has made clear, that the models allow for easy customisation and offer a range of after-sales accessories to customise the bike of your choice, to suit your individual style.