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Official: New models for Moto Guzzi V7 III range | EICMA 2017

Consumer Editor of Bennetts BikeSocial



2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III


Since 1967, the Moto Guzzi V7 has arguably been the Italian company’s most iconic bike, and from 2009 it’s been the biggest seller for the brand.

Alongside the existing Stone, Special and Racer models are the Rough, Milano and Carbon. The 744cc transverse V-twin has an aluminium crankcase, pistons, cylinders and heads, the two valves on each pot being controlled by pushrods and rockers. Fuel injection is a single Marelli body, the motor producing 51bhp (38kW) @ 6200 rpm and 44lb-ft (60 Nm) @ 4900 rpm. A reduced power version for A2 licence holders is also available.

Continental ABS is standard, along with Moto Guzzi’s own traction control system, which is said to allow recalibration to suit a worn, or different profile rear tyre.




V7 III Stone

Designed without any chrome details, the Stone has alloy wheels and a single, round dash, as well as a shorter front mudguard.



V7 III Special

Based on the 1975 V750 S3, the Special is distinguished by the coloured stripe on the sides beneath the saddle, spoked wheels with polished rims and black hubs, a twin dial dash and chrome pillion grab rail. It also has a stitched saddle.



V7 III Carbon

This limited-edition bike has various carbon-fibre parts, including shortened front and rear mudguards and side panels. The overall matt-black style is punctuated by red Brembo calipers, cylinder heads and tank badges.

The saddle has a water-repellent Alcantara cover with red stitching, as well as a locking anodised aluminium black filler cap, black headlight frame and injector covers. A unique numbered plate is fitted on the bar risers, with 1921 machines being built – the number chosen as it was the date Moto Guzzi was formed.



V7 III Rough

The Rough has spoked rims with knobbly tyres, along with its own stitched saddle and a passenger grab strap. The mudguards and side panels are aluminium, while the forks have dust covers.



V7 III Milano

The Milano is designed for the city, with a dual-dial dash, chrome exhaust and pillion grab rail, gloss tank, alloy wheels and aluminium mudguards and side panels.



V7 III Racer

The Racer isn’t a limited edition, but there is a numbered plate on the top yoke. It also has a satin chrome tank, red frame and swing-arm, removable pillion seat cover and spoked wheels. The pegs are set back and the bars are clip-ons for a sportier riding position, with a pair of Öhlins shocks on the rear.






744 cc


80 mm


74 mm

Distribution 2 valves with light alloy pushrods and rockers



51bhp (38kW) @ 6200 rpm


44lb-ft (60 Nm) @ 4900 rpm

Exhaust system

3-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe


Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable elements.


1445 mm


106 mm

Headstock angle


Front suspension

40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork


130 mm

Rear suspension

Die cast light alloy swingarm with 2 shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload (Öhlins fully adjustable for Racer)


93 mm (80 mm shock absorber stroke)

Front Brake

320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo callipers with 4 differently sized opposed pistons

Rear brake

260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons

Front wheel

18" in lightweight alloy (spoked for Special/Racer/Rough) 100/90 (110/80 R18 as alternative)

Rear wheel

17" in lightweight alloy (spoked for Special/Racer/Rough) 130/80

Saddle height

770 mm


2,185 mm


1,100 mm

Minimum ground clearance

150 mm

Fuel tank

21 litres (including 4 litre reserve)

Kerb weight

209 kg (Special, Milano 213 kg)

Consumption (WMTC cycle)

51mpg (Racer 50mpg)


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