2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special
Colour: Yellow/Black Metallic
Engine Type: 90° V-twin 4-stroke
A long-running part of the Moto Guzzi motorcycle building tradition, the V7 product line dates back to 1967. The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 line is largely different from the two-wheeled vehicles built 46 years ago but strides to capture the same riding passion. Powered by a 50 horsepower, air-cooled 744 cc engine featuring Weber-Merelli fuel injection, the four-stroke powerplant presents ample road and highway performance through a five-speed transmission.
This is the closest to the original 1969 V7 Special, not only because it shares its name with the first V7 signed by Lino Tonti, but because it faithfully cites the same riding philosophy – that of a touring bike with a sophisticated fit and finish and uniquely “Guzzi” engine character. The new engine, significantly stronger in driving torque and especially in maximum power, which is increased by 12%, is perfectly suited for medium range touring and contributes to low fuel consumption and greater tank capacity with 5.8 gallons for an average range of 310 miles.
Just like its predecessor, it is wrapped in a two-tone paint scheme and equipped with aluminum spoked wheels reducing unsprung weight and improving handling. The V7 Special proves a worthy touring machine with bags and windshield, accessories which go well with the overall design of the V7 Special.