Moto Guzzi V7 revamped for its 50th anniversary

New V7 III celebrates the model's 50th birthday

Moto Guzzi V7 revamped for its 50th anniversary

MOTO GUZZI has revamped the V7 to create the new V7 III, in celebration of the bike's 50th anniversary

The 744cc transverse-mounted air-cooled pushrod V-twin engine has been evolved. It’s now in its third iteration and features a new crankshaft, plus new lubrication and ventilation systems, a new alternator cover, plus a new exhaust system.

The result is more power  - 52hp (up from46.9hp) and torque stands at 4.25lb/ft. Gui says because of the bike’s flat torque curve, its easy to use and characterful.

In the gearbox, first and sixth gears have a new ratio.

The engine is housed in a revamped steel frame with a new reinforced front section to give the bike altered geometry that Moto Guzzi says ‘guarantees a more dynamic ride in corners’ along with better handling and stability.

There’s a new pair of preload adjustable shock in the rear, adjustable for preload. Guzzi says they provide a more progressive and controlled response in any situation.

The footpegs have been moved forward and positioned lower and the seat height has also been reduced 20mm to 770mm

One the V7 III the fuel cap is no longer flush with the top of the tank – that’s a change inspired by the 1971 V7 Sport. The new design injector covers can’t claim to hark back to the early ‘70s though, nor can the two-setting traction control or ABS. Other design changes inclde sleeker side fairings and a new seat, with dedicated graphics for each model.

The new mirrors are 40mm wider and the indicators are new.

There V7 III will be available in four versions, with the Stone, Special and Racer being joined by a new Anniversario – a numbered edition limited to 750 units.

The V7 III Stone

The V7 III Anniversario