Moto Guzzi has announced a new V7 range of motorcycles, with the Stone and Special getting big updates for 2021.
More than 50 years since the launch of Moto Guzzi’s first V7 unit, the new year will see the Italian factory boost the bike’s power, torque and accessories.
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Two versions are available: the patriarch, V7 Stone, with its strong and minimalistic style, is joined by the V7 Special, with its classic and elegant lines.
A new 850cc engine, up from 744cc, gives the 2021 models more power than ever before, producing 25% more power and taking the bike from 52hp to 65hp. Peak torque has increased too, from 44lb-ft to 54lb-ft.
The new V7 has been fitted with a wider rear wheel, as well as the more robust pair of Kayaba shock absorbers.
The stylish side panels are new, as is the shorter rear mudguard, elements which, along with the new exhaust system, give the new Moto Guzzi motorcycle a revamped look.
Rider comfort has improved, with a new pair of shock absorbers with greater travel, new two-tier saddle and revised footpegs.
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone has the new, full LED light system with the headlight that includes a DRL in the shape of the Moto Guzzi Eagle, whereas the new instrument cluster is perfectly in line with the look of a minimalist motorcycle, entirely digital on a single, circular dial. The aluminium wheel rims, in the sporty style that equips the Stone, are also new; the rear rim is shod with a wider 150/70 tyre.
V7 will also be available in a reduced-power version, in line with Italian A2 driver’s license restrictions and ideal for new Guzzisti. It will also come standard with adjustable MGCT traction control (which can also be disabled).
V7 Stone is available in three satin-finish colour schemes: Nero Ruvido, Azzurro Ghiaccio and Arancione Rame. The colour variants of the V7 Special, the version closes to the classic and elegant spirit of the original model, are Blu Formale and Grigio Casual.Enjoy more Classic Bike Guide reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.