2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Range First Look: Moto Guzzi’s V7 roadster will get a new model for the 2017 model year, with the announcement of the Anniversario (below), limited to 750 models worldwide.
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Range First Look
The Anniversario – created to signify 50 years of the V7 range – will use the same chassis and engine as the three V7 III’s (Stone, Special and Racer), but will have new graphics, a chrome fuel tank with a reworked MG eagle emblazoned on it and a new leather seat.
As far as the Stone, Special and Racer go (and for that matter, the Anniversario), the engine and chassis platform have seen a solid going over by the engineers located on the heavenly Lake Como in northern Italy. The transversal V-twin engine has new heads, pistons and cylinders – although the bore and stroke are unchanged at 80 x 74mm for a power output of a claimed 52hp. The exhaust is new, with double pipe manifolds to improve thermal insulation.
The bottom end sees a new crankshaft and sump, with a reworked ventilation system that reduces power loss due to the internal pumping of the crankcase chambers and a reduced capacity oil pump capable of absorbing less power.
The chassis is the same double-cradle unit as before on the V7 II but with sharper steering geometry, a new set of Kayaba twin shocks, repositioned rear footpegs, a lower rider seat height of 30.3 inches and a new rear brake master-cylinder.
Each of the V7 III’s also has the Moto Guzzi Media Platform that connects your smartphone to the bike via a dedicated app, thus your phone becomes the link between the vehicle and the Internet.
The Bluetooth connection allows you to simultaneously view parameters including the speedometer, rev counter, instant power, instant torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. The “Eco Ride” feature helps to limit fuel consumption and to maintain eco-compatible riding conduct, providing a brief assessment of the results obtained during the trip – although we suggest you not try and look at the speedo through your phone while you’re riding, for obvious reasons.
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