2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer

To celebrate the fifty-year anniversary of the first V7 model, Moto Guzzi introduces the V7 III. The third generation of the Moto Guzzi that is known and loved worldwide has been completely revamped: each detail fine-tuned to maximize owner satisfaction and riding pleasure, leaving the original spirit of this iconic motorcycle unaltered.


Price: $8,990.00

plus tax, setup, freight, $50 document fee, and title transfer / tab renewal unless verifiable out-of-state residency. All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing. MSRP: $9,990

Savings: $1,000 reduction off MSRP.

Warranty: Two-year unlimited-mile warranty starts when purchased

Financing

V7 is one of the most celebrated and well-known Moto Guzzi models. This world fame is due to its ability to remain faithful to the expectations and reputation of a legendary brand like Moto Guzzi.

Since 1967, the year the first units were sold in Italy, the V7 became a pillar of the product range and the representative of the Italian motorcycle par excellence, standing out for its content and design, highly popular with a truly transversal and varied public.

V7 III Racer

Fifty years later, Moto Guzzi introduces the third act of a first work: V7 III. The challenge of introducing a new version of such a famous motorcycle with such rich heritage and so much success is difficult, considering the fact that the V7, the brand’s best-seller since 2009, constitutes the Moto Guzzi entry-level bike, dedicated to both women and men, in addition to young people who want to own one of the most iconic Mandello del Lario production motorcycles.

As the V7 II was compared with the first-born V7, the V7 III’s evolution is profound enough to merit the progressive number in Roman numerals that has always distinguished the most popular and long-lasting Moto Guzzi bikes, such as the Le Mans and the California. V7 III is the result of Moto Guzzi’s modern passion and courage, able and skilled in renewing its best-seller, leaving character and authenticity unaltered, two values that are destined to weather the test of time.

Four Versions and Infinite Interpretations

V7 III is available in the three popular versions, Stone, Special and Racer that, compared with the past, now take on stronger connotations and differ more from one another. Consistent with the other Moto Guzzi models in the range, the V7 III also has a dark version that stands out for its total black graphics. It is the Stone and a more classic one dominated by chroming, more in line with the design of the forerunner, which is the Special. The Racer, on the other hand, represents the successful sports heritage of Moto Guzzi, a winner of 15 world titles and 11 Tourist Trophies when the decision was made to retire from racing (in 1957). The V7 range has now been expanded: Moto Guzzi pays homage to fifty years of the V7 model by introducing a fourth version, the Anniversario, a numbered edition limited to just 750 units, characterized by brand new and exclusive details. The “seven-fifty” from Mandello has proven to be an excellent base foundation for customization projects. In fact, it was protagonist of Lord of the Bikes, the first TV talent show dedicated to motorcycle customizing, broadcast in Italy on Sky, that took Moto Guzzi onto the big screen. The original Moto Guzzi accessories range, already rich for the V7 II, was created as a supplementary part of the project, and expanded even farther. The V7 III therefore lends itself exceptionally well to customization, so you can create your own made to measure special, like a tailor fitted garment.

V7 III Special

More Pleasure to Own and Ride a V7

Although maximum power increased 10% thanks to the introduction of the new engine, increasing performance was not the main objective driving the V7 revamping. The third generation of the “seven-fifty” from Mandello will continue to be the Moto Guzzi entry-level model, easy to ride, with the most contained size and weight in its category, but at the same time with a strong and authentic character, typical of all Moto Guzzi bikes, much of which is shown off by the transversal V-twin engine, a one-of-a-kind configuration. The primary goals that led this evolution had to do with style, standard equipment and performance on the road, in other words, aspects that influence the pleasure of owning and riding a V7.

V7 III keeps the style and personality of the model intact, characterized by a design that dialogues through shapes inspired by Moto Guzzi heritage and modern motorcycle requirements. However, the first impression is that you are in the presence of a more mature and robust bike, a sensation due primarily to the presence of the dual pipe exhaust manifold and cylinder heads, both oversized. In reality, besides these two parts, the volumes are more or less identical to those of the previous generation, confirming the V7 III as one of the most accessible and sleek classic motorcycles. On the other hand, metal fuel tank is nearly unchanged, with its capacity and style, as always, like the one on the magnificent 1971 V7 Sport. The aluminum fuel cap is no longer flush with the tank line, but it is a locking screw cap. Other new style elements involve the new design injector covers, the sleeker side fairings and the new saddle with brand new and dedicated graphics for each of the models. The turn indicators are also new, as are the mirrors, 40 mm wider in order to increase visibility and the instrumentation. In line with the essential image of the V7 III Stone, the latter mounts a spectacular unit with a single circular display 100 mm in diameter, whereas the Special, Racer and Anniversario versions have a second circular display that contains the tachometer. The speedometer gauge is analog, whereas all the other information is included on the digital display: odometer, partial and daily trip (resets automatically eight hours after being switched off), trip time, instantaneous and average consumption, air temperature, average speed and the MGCT level, as well as the engaged gear indicator, for which the minimum and maximum RPM value can be adjusted by the user. This way, you can keep a determined engine RPM range under control, for example to run in the bike as effectively as possible or to reduce fuel consumption. The rider interacts with the instrumentation using the button on the new right hand electrical block. The rich catalog of dedicated accessories includes the MG-MP, (Moto Guzzi Multimedia Platform) that connects smartphone to motorcycle, with an array of travel aids and vehicle performance characteristics.

V7 III Stone

New Chassis Architecture: Guarantee of Quality in Moto Guzzi Tradition

Moto Guzzi’s skill designing super-fine chassis architectures is already well-known. The best recent example of this ability is represented by the California 1400, the only custom with the riding dynamics of a cruiser. The traditional delightful ride of the V7 has its origins in the distant past. In 1970, after a highly demanding series of tests, the V7 Police won the selection to join the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) team, demonstrating the Larian brand’s authority on the matter even overseas. Moto Guzzi does not disappoint in redesigning the frame of the new V7, despite the fact that the riding qualities of the second generation were already high enough to pass with flying colours when put to the test by critics, the general public and the market. The steel frame maintains the dismountable double cradle layout of its predecessor and the same weight distribution (46% front; 54% rear), but the front part has been completely revamped and reinforced, also introducing a new steering geometry that guarantees a more dynamic ride in corners, better handling and stability, thereby meeting all the riding needs of the modern biker.

Furthermore, the entire structure has benefited from a painstaking finishing operation on the details, including the welds and the painting. The pair of Kayaba shock absorbers is new, adjustable in spring preload: thanks to their superior quality and the greater inclination on the fixing point to the frame, they provide a more progressive and controlled response in any situation, even when riding two-up. The passenger can also count on a comfortable seating position, thanks to the

repositioning of the foot pegs, lower and farther forward. The rider’s position changes, although not by much, with the lower saddle (now 770 mm from the ground) and the new aluminum foot pegs. The saddle-handlebar-foot pegs triangulation therefore takes on ideal measurements for any size rider. The chassis structure revamping is completed by the rear brake master cylinder with built-in reservoir that guarantees quicker response and braking modulability.

New Small Block Engine: Unique Character and Sound

There are many excellent twin cylinder engines in the world, but there is only one transversal V and it is the Moto Guzzi twin, born in 1967 out of an ingenious intuition by Mr. Giulio Cesare Carcano and characterized by a configuration of the cylinders so particular that it made it an integral part of the bike’s design, like a true modern art metallic sculpture. In the small block version, it has now arrived at its third evolution and it has therefore been entirely revamped with respect to the previous unit mounted on the V7 II. It was developed with the goal of raising riding pleasure and fun on the road to a maximum, as well as guaranteeing higher performance and reliability.

The aluminum crankcase, stiffened in the key points, uses a new oil sump and a crankshaft with inertial calculated to provide an enhanced response and an adequate engine brake. The lubrication system in the crankcase has been designed to dissipate the heat in the best possible way and to reduce power absorption in favour of both performance and a reduction in fuel consumption. There is also a 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 oil pump intake duct is new, as is the related by-pass valve and piston cooling oil jets have been introduced that have a flow control and management valve. The alternator cover is also new, now with built-in exhaust blow-by.

In the upper part of the engine, the aluminum heads, pistons and cylinders are completely new, although the bore and stroke values are the same as the previous unit (respectively 80×74 mm), just as the engine capacity has not changed, a specific choice that confirms the V7 III as the Moto Guzzi entry-level motorcycle. As per tradition, the timing is controlled by a pushrod and rockers system with 2 valves per cylinder, now arranged in an inclined position (more efficient) in the head. The fuel system is entrusted to a single-body Marelli electronic injection system managed by an electronic control unit. The exhaust system is also new, fitted with double pipe manifolds that improve thermal insulation. With the auxiliary air system intake in the heads, combined with the trivalent catalytic converter, the double oxygen sensor and the new engine design, the Moto Guzzi twin 750 complies with the Euro 4 pollution standard.

Maximum power has increased, now reaching 52 HP at 6,200 rpm, whereas maximum torque measures in at 60 Nm at 4,900 rpm, with a truly flat torque curve that promise ease of use combined, as always, with that typical character and quick response of a Moto Guzzi engine. The reduced-power version is also available, in line with the limitations set by the A2 class driver’s license and ideal for new Guzzi riders, who can also count on the reduced total weight and size and the overall easy ride of all the V7 III versions.

Another innovative aspect of the Moto Guzzi engine is the 170mm dry single disc clutch that increases sturdiness and reliability over time, also decreasing the load on the lever at the handlebar, all to the advantage of modulability and riding comfort. The six-speed gearbox introduced on the V7 II, precise and smooth, is unchanged but now benefits from a different first and sixth gear ratio, handy for taking full advantage of the engine’s torque and power characteristics.

Safety: A Moto Guzzi Asset

Moto Guzzi has always been at the top of its game with it comes to safety aspects as well. The 1928 Norge GT was the first motorcycle to adopt an “elastic frame”, fitted with front and rear suspension, with enormous advantages in terms of safety and riding pleasure. The 1973 V750 S, on the other hand, was one of the first in the world with a dual disc front brake, followed by the S3 fitted with disc brakes on the rear as well. In 1975 the Moto Guzzi 850 T3 introduced combined braking, called “integral” used through 2011 on the California ’90 Anniversario. The goal of the device was to increase the stability of the bike in braking, at the same time reducing stopping distances, actually implementing two of the functions of modern ABS systems ahead of its time.

In 2012, Moto Guzzi was the first to introduce the ABS/traction control duo on a custom motorcycle, the California 1400, safety systems that were then implemented on all the models in the range. V7 III has an ABS system and a new adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system that can also be disabled. The former is a two-channel Continental system that prevents the wheels from locking up during intense braking, whereas the latter is a system that prevents rear wheel spin in acceleration. The new MGCT system is adjustable to two sensitivity levels, one more conservative and ideal, for example, in poor grip situations due to wet or slippery asphalt and the other is designed to cater to the thrill of riding in safety on dry roads. Another peculiarity of the MGCT system is the possibility of recalibrating the rear tire circumference, compensating for any wear or the use of a tire with a different profile than the original so that the traction control system will always be accurate.

V7 III Racer

Produced in a numbered edition, as indicated by the plate located on the upper steering yoke, V7 III Racer is not only the most sporty of the range, but also the one with the most prestigious parts, that once again demonstrate Moto Guzzi’s ability to create true custom models. There are numerous technical and aesthetic differences that distinguish it from the previous version and from the other V7 III models. As for the stylistic aspects, V7 III Racer introduces a new graphic for the satin finish chrome fuel tank where the red eagle is prominently displayed. This feature is reminiscent of the “Rosso Corsa” color chosen to paint the frame and the swingarm: an explicit reminder of the first 1971 V7 Sport series, nicknamed “red frame”. The V7 III Racer’s sporty nature is emphasized by its semi-handlebars and its splendid, humped saddle. In accordance with tradition, the Racer has a single-seater sport bike look, but in reality, this new version is approved for two-up riding. In fact, it has pillion foot pegs and, as before, the seat cover can be easily removed when necessary. One of the most distinctive features of this “factory special” worth a mention is the widespread use of anodized black aluminum. This hand-crafted treatment, which requires superb artisan skill, characterises the new side panels and the throttle body guards, whereas the new front number plate is made of brushed aluminum. The spoked wheel rims have black channels and red Moto Guzzi stickers like the other sport models from the brand, including the Audace. Other premium components include rearsets machined from solid billets, the lightened steering stem and the steering yoke guard. The most important technical innovation is constituted by the pair of Öhlins shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload and in rebound and compression, that ensure tighter performance on the road in sport riding.

The Moto Guzzi Media Platform Connects V7 III to the World

The Moto Guzzi multimedia platform is available as an option for the new V7 III range. MG-MP is the innovative multimedia system which allows you to connect the bike to your smartphone.

Thanks to a dedicated application, downloadable free from App Store and Google Play, your smartphone (iPhone or Android) becomes an actual sophisticated on board multifunctional computer and the link between the vehicle and the Internet.

The Bluetooth connection allows you to simultaneously view five parameters of your choice at a time, selected from a vast menu and 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.

You can record trip information and review it on your computer or directly on your smartphone, analysing the route taken, viewing the vehicle operating parameters point by point. The system also allows you to easily locate your vehicle when you park in a strange place, automatically saving the position where it was switched off. MG-MP includes the “Grip Warning” function which replicates the indications on traction control operation and alerts you in the event of excessive use of available traction. Thanks to the synergistic use of gyroscopes and the information coming from the direct connection with the vehicle electronics, the smartphone becomes a sophisticated instrument to measure the lean angle in turns.

Displacement Bore

Travel

Timing system

744 cc

80 mm

74 mm

2 valves with light alloy pushrods and rockers

Max Power 38 kW (52 HP) at 6200 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 60 Nm at 4900 rpm
Exhaust system 3-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Cooling Frame: Wheelbase: Trail:

Headstock angle:

Air

Double cradle tubular frame. ALS steel. Detachable elements 1463 mm (57.6 inches)

106 mm

26.4°

Front suspension Travel: 40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork 130 mm
Rear suspension Wheel travel: Die-cast alloy swing arm with 2 shocks with adjustable spring preload (Öhlins fully adjustable for Racer)

93 mm (shock absorber travel 80 mm) (Stone/Special/Anniversario)

96 mm (shock absorber travel 75 mm) for Racer

Front Brake 320 mm, stainless steel discs, floating Brembo callipers with 4 differently sized opposed pistons
Rear brake 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating 2-piston calliper
Front wheel 18″ in lightweight alloy (Stone), spoked (Special/Racer/Anniversario)100/90 (110/80 R18 as alternative)
Rear wheel 17″ in lightweight alloy (Stone), spoked (Special/Racer/Anniversario)130/80
Saddle height Length: Height:

Minimum ground clearance:

770 mm (30.3 inches)

2,185 mm (86.0 inches)

1,110 mm (43.7 inches)

150 mm (5.9 inches)

Fuel tank capacity 21 liter / 5.5 gallons (including 4 liters / 1-gallon reserve)
Curb weight 189 kg (417 lbs) – Stone

193 kg (425 lbs) – Special/Anniversario

Curb weight* 209 kg (461 lbs) – Stone

213 kg (470 lbs) – Special/Anniversario

  * Weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and with 90% fuel.

VIN: ZGULDUB08HM000044

Approx. miles: 5

Demo Program: This year, Aprilia & Moto Guzzi have revamped their demo programs to encourage more people to take demo rides and more dealers to offer them. We have always been big on demo rides but we were most often squeamish about letting people ride for more than a few miles. But now, we are encouraged to get more people riding and to encourage them to ride further. Also, we are encouraged to sell our demos when they have been in service for 3 months or accumulated 250 miles, whichever comes first. And before, a demo bikes was warranty-registered the day it was invoiced to us but now, a demo is like any other bike: the full two-year unlimited-mile warranty only starts only when the bike is purchased.

Fly-and-Ride: This program is for people verifiably living outside of Washington State. Your Fly-and-Ride price is just the selling price of the bike plus the freight & setup and $35 for a temporary license plate (unless you can bring your own from where you live). If you like, email us and we’ll calculate it for you. Fly-and-Ride saves you the document fee and our state’s very high sales tax and title/license fees. You will still have to pay sales tax (if it exists where you live) and title/license fees back home (hopefully at a much lower rate). We also reimburse you up to $300 for a one-way coach fare to get here. And if timing works out, we’ll pick you up at the airport or train/bus station.

Here’s more on Fly-and-Ride.

To Your Door Pricing: This program is for people living in one of the 47 continental US states other than Washington. Your “To Your Door” price is just the selling price of the bike plus the freight & setup and $650 for insured shipping. For some west coast states the price may be less. Alaska, Hawaii, plus Canada and other countries naturally are more due to higher shipping rates. If you like, email us and we’ll calculate it for you. To Your Door saves you the document fee and our state’s very high sales tax and title/license fees. You will still have to pay sales tax (if it exists where you live) and title/license fees back home (hopefully at a much lower rate). 

Warranty: Two years with unlimited miles begins when purchased.

Financing

Demo Price:

Washington State Resident

Fly-and-Ride (You pick the bike up in Seattle)*

To Your Door (Complete price delivered to you within the Continental US**

MSRP

$9,990.00

$9,990.00

$9,990.00

Less discount

-700.00

-700.00

-700.00

Demo price

$9,290.00

$9,290.00

$9,290.00

Freight to dealer

450.00

450.00

450.00

Setup

310.00

310.00

310.00

Document fee

50.00

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Subtotal

$10,100.00

$10,050.00

$10,050.00

Sales tax

1,050.40

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Title/license (est.)

210.00

35.00

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Shipping

---

---

650.00

Total

$11,360.40

$10,085.00

$10,700.00

All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.

*Verified out-of-state residents only.

**Slightly lower shipping rates are sometimes possible for short distances. Purchaser can also arrange their own shipping, in which case the Fly-and-Ride price applies.

Fly-and-Ride: This program is for people verifiably living outside of Washington State. Your Fly-and-Ride price is just the selling price of the bike plus the freight & setup and $35 for a temporary license plate (unless you can bring your own from where you live). Fly-and-Ride saves you the document fee and our state’s very high sales tax and title/license fees. You will still have to pay sales tax (if it exists where you live) and title/license fees back home (hopefully at a much lower rate). We also reimburse you up to $300 for a one-way coach fare to get here. And if timing works out, we’ll pick you up at the airport or train/bus station.

Here’s more on Fly-and-Ride.

To Your Door Pricing: This program is for people living in one of the 47 continental US states other than Washington. Your “To Your Door” price is just the selling price of the bike plus the freight & setup and $650 for insured shipping. For some west coast states the price may be less. Alaska, Hawaii, plus Canada and other countries naturally are more, due to higher shipping rates. To Your Door saves you the document fee and our state’s very high sales tax and title/license fees. You will still have to pay sales tax (if it exists where you live) and title/license fees back home (hopefully at a much lower rate).

Washington Residents

Fly-and-Ride (You pick the bike up in Seattle)*

To Your Door (Complete price delivered to you within the Continental US**

MSRP

$9,990.00

$9,990.00

$9,990.00

Freight to dealer

450.00

450.00

450.00

Setup

310.00

310.00

310.00

Document fee

50.00

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Subtotal

$10,800.00

$10,750.00

$10,750.00

Sales tax

1,123.20

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Title/license (est.)

210.00

35.00

---

Shipping

---

---

650.00

Total

$12,133.20

$10,785.00

$11,400.00

All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.

*Verified out-of-state residents only.

**Slightly lower shipping rates are sometimes possible for short distances. Purchaser can also arrange their own shipping, in which case the Fly-and-Ride price applies.

Type
New
Available Colors
Satin Chrome
Stock Status
In Stock
Pricing
MSRP: $9,990.00
Reduction: -$1,000.00
Sale Price: $8,990.00 Freight: $450.00
Set-up: $310.00
Document fee $50.00
Subtotal: $9,800.00
Tax: $1,019.20
License (est.): $210.00
Total: $11,029.20

*Tax and license fees apply to Washington State residents only.