Revealed: New Moto Guzzi V7 with traction control and ABS

First on Visordown: Official details and pictures of Moto Guzzi V7 II

MOTO Guzzi has just revealed this new version of its V7, with two-channel ABS and traction control.

The popular retro bike - which is suitable for A2 licence holders - also gets geometry tweaks, with the 744cc V-twin engine tilted forward 4° and lowered 10mm to increase rider leg room.

The new version is called the V7 II.

Both the seat and pegs have been lowered.

It's the second surprise new model announcement from Piaggio, parent company of Aprilia and Guzzi, five days ahead of the expected unveiling at the Intermot Cologne motorcycle show.

A release on the V7 said:


The Intermot show in Cologne will mark the debut of the new generation of the successful and striking Moto Guzzi V7, christened the V7 II.

An evolution of the existing range, the V7 II contains several significant revisions, in particular:

• 2-channel ABS braking
• “MGCT” Traction Control (Moto Guzzi Controllo Trazione)
• 6-speed gearbox with revised clutch actuation
• Engine tilted 4° to the front and lowered 10mm to increase knee room and to improve the bike’s aesthetics
• Seat height lowered
• Rider’s footpegs lowered 25mm
• As before, three versions will be available;
o V7 II Stone available in four matt colours
o V7 II Special available in three colours
o V7 II Racer available with the famous chrome tank'