2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Carbon
Moto Guzzi is an iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer that is well-known for their historical prominence in racing and innovation’s. They introduced the first motorcycle center stand, first bike manufacturer to use a wind tunnel and they gave us the first 500cc V8-engined motorcycle Grand Prix racer back in 1955.
In 1961 Moto Guzzi designed a two cylinder 90°V air cooled engine destined for the Fiat 500 Sport, capable of touching140km/h. However the requested annual quantity exceeded the production capacity of the Mandello del Lario plant. This same 90°V twin then found its way into the Moto Guzzi V7 range that began production in 1966. It was originally a 703,3cc with 40hp unit installed in a transverse format and therefor the bike was designated a V7.
This limited-edition V7 Carbon is the third evolution of this, the most loved of Moto Guzzi’s, assembled by hand and produced in limited number of only 1921. This number was chosen as a homage to Moto Guzzi’s founding in 1921. The number of this limited bike is shown on a tidy plaque mounted on the handlebars. Being the third edition, the motor size is now a 744cc but still remains to be shaft driven.
The V7 III Carbon celebrates customization by showing off carbon fiber components such as side fairings as well as shortened and sleek fenders. Paintwork is a completely matt black, offset and enhanced by red components such as red Brembo front calipers, red eagle on the tank and most prominent the red cylinder heads on the iconic transverse V-twin motor. Red stitching on the water repellent Alcantara seat and then many anodized black billet aluminium components such as tank cap, headlight frame, injector covers and the rear brake cylinder.
The bike pictured here is bike number 1162 of 1921 produced.
It is adorned with:
- Matt black paintwork
- Alloy rims
- Water repellent Alcantara seat with red stitching
- Red engine cylinder head covers
- Carbon fiber side covers as well as front and rear fenders
- Front Brembo brake calipers in red
- Black anodized billet aluminium components
- Single instrument panel, circular analogue speedometer with small LCD display
- Two-channel anti-lock braking system
- Adjustable traction control
- Limited-edition V7 Carbon numbered plaque on the handlebars
- Engine – 744cc, four stroke, transverse 90°V twin cylinder, air cooled, 2 valves per cylinder
- Bore x Stroke – 80.0 x 74.0mm
- Compression Ratio – 10.5:1
- Induction – Injection, Weber-Marelli
- Transmission – 5 speed, dry single plate clutch with flexible couplings
- Final Drive – Shaft Drive
- Tyres – front 100/90-18 , rear 130/80-17
- Weight – 189kg dry , 209kg wet
Max Power – 38kW (52hp) @ 6200rpm
- Max Torque – 60Nm @ 4900rpm
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