With its trademark “flying” V-Twin with air-cooled cylinder heads jutting outward from beneath the sculpted gasoline tank and its traditional styling, the Moto Guzzi V7 has been an iconic Italian motorbike for almost six a long time.
Paul d’Orléans, founding father of The Vintagent and curator of quite a few motorbike reveals on the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, selected a 1975 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport as a part of the “Silver Shotgun” exhibit that highlighted Italian motorbike design within the Nineteen Seventies.
The newest iteration of this legendary mannequin, the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa, made a shock debut through the 2023 Moto Guzzi Open Home, fascinating hundreds of enthusiastic followers who gathered in Mandello del Lario, Italy, for this extremely anticipated occasion, a favourite of Guzzisti worldwide.
The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa represents a return to the V7’s traditional sportiness with fashionable facilities, marked by its elegant strains that circulate from the small fairing to the solo-style saddle (the passenger portion types the cafe racer “hump”). These design parts evoke the thrilling ambiance of bygone racing eras, which was rekindled in 2019 with the Moto Guzzi Quick Endurance – a single-brand racing sequence that has allowed many riders to benefit from the thrill of racing on V7 machines.
The V7 Stone Corsa has a vibrant two-tone livery, with a metallic grey shade accentuated by a daring purple stripe that runs vertically alongside the highest fairing, extending to the decrease a part of the gasoline tank and to the facet panels. To finish the racing aesthetic, an elective color-matched cowl is accessible for the rear portion of the saddle, enhancing the single-seat configuration.
The tools package deal additional elevates the V7 Stone Corsa’s aesthetics and efficiency, with bar-end mirrors, a black anodized billet aluminum gasoline cap, and a particular plate on the handlebar clamp denoting the Corsa’s particular standing. The fork gaiters discovered on the usual V7 Stone have been eliminated to provide the V7 Stone Corsa a sleeker look.
Powering the V7 Stone Corsa is an air-cooled 853cc 90-degree V-Twin with 2 valves per cylinder that makes a claimed 65 hp at 6,800 rpm and 54 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm, and it has a 6-speed transmission. Suspension consists of a nonadjustable 40mm fork and twin preload-adjustable shocks. It rolls on solid wheels – 18-inch entrance, 17-inch rear – and has Brembo brakes, with a 4-piston caliper squeezing a 320mm disc in entrance and a 2-piston caliper squeezing a 260mm disc out again.
Commonplace options embrace ABS, traction management, and LED lighting. The V7 Stone Corsa has a 30.7-inch seat top, a 5.5-gallon gasoline tank, and a moist weight of 481 lb (tank 90% full).
The 2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa will retail for $9,690. Discover out extra on the Moto Guzzi web site.