2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone: MD Ride Review -…

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Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 MD Ride Review

When purchased Moto Guzzi years ago, it pledged to all the money necessary to bring storied brand back to the top of the motorcycle manufacturing industry. developing the first Moto as a ground-up, total redesign (we are to the California 1400 ), Piaggio efforts to refine and invigorate the engineering found in bikes the V7 line.  One of those is the V7 Stone we recently tested.

The V7 is powered by a 90 degree v-twin 744cc.  This air/oil engine has been around for some time, and features a speed gearbox.

As we reported. for the United States market the entire line of V7 models, the Special (at $8,990), the Racer (at and the Stone (at $8,390) with a developed version of the fuel 744cc motor.  That now has increased compression, refined injection and engine management and more than 200 new or redesigned (roughly 70% of the total engine

These changes bring in every type of performance, a 12% increase in horsepower (now to be 50 hp at the crank), a 10% increase in torque (up to 43 pounds), together with improvements in fuel consumption and

When we last sampled a Guzzi with the previous of this motor, we found it but underwhelming.  Frankly, we weren’t much when we tested the V7 alongside the latest Triumph but were surprised when it was not obvious which of the two bike had power.  Of course, the Bonneville in this category, but the newly engine in the Stone is very nonetheless.

With two-valve the relatively large v-twin not makes most of its power in the low end and  The fuel injection is in nicely, and the bike pulls from a stop and keeps sharply if you short shift it at the top of the  The power-band is not a mile like that found on the but it is very satisfying, nonetheless, and the V7 models up to a performance level makes them a practical for just about any rider for a retro steed.

What the Guzzi has in spades the Triumph, however, is that quality. character.  The from this engine you in the way that only a Moto engine can.  From the motion induced by the longitudinal to the characteristic pulse of the “heart” of bike, you just might in love.

 You certainly be the first.

For those of you who haven’t paying attention, a Moto is no Honda Accord.  It is not refined to the that it lacks any discernible personality. the opposite.

 It has more personality than you expect, or even want. if you find it appealing, passion

The V7 Stone handles quite  It is very light. 70 pounds or so than a Triumph Bonneville, for

 The claimed curb of 390 pounds puts the Stone in supersport territory in terms of

The 18″ front wheel has a narrow 100 tire, and the 17″ rear features a 130  Like the Triumph Bonneville, bike has small lightweight on light cast aluminum and it features a single front brake.  This means low unsprung weight, which the low overall weight of the machine.

Stone feels almost a light dirt bike if you aboard it after piloting of the heavier machines available on the today (I recall riding the immediately after the Honda for instance).

Despite the nimble nature of the it is stable in a straight line at speeds.  Handling is difficult to but the suspension is another matter. the shocks did their job admirably, the fork has springs which are far too

 I occasionally bottomed the fork and at 190 I am probably not outside the range of American riders.

Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara

The transmission somewhat crude in comparison to modern bikes with a throw and some clunky  Nevertheless, the bike never a shift.

The large 5.8 gallon gas provides plenty of range the 49 mpg we experienced during testing.

The are comfortable and upright, although many Moto Guzzis, the are slightly forward from you might expect them. seat height is taller the seat on the Bonneville, but still when compared with of the modern adventure bikes, for

The front disc brake is a 320 mm floating unit, and the Brembo has four pistons.  In the rear, a 260 mm disc resides with a piston caliper.  Braking was if not exceptional.

 In comparison with the Bonneville, for instance, the front lacked some power feedback was good).

The V7 Stone has a bit of ground clearance for aggressive (note the pictures of Evan the bike on its side).  The is really confidence inspiring.

We note that styling is but in our personal opinion, the V7 Stone is a beauty, either in the White we tested, or in the Matte Black available as an option.

The 2013 Guzzi V7 Stone will you a full dose of Moto character and personality.  Many will find that irresistible, and now have adequate engine to erase any doubts about the capabilities of this machine. is a fun bike that you can fall in with.

 Given the age of the basic engine reliability should not be a significant and the Stone should prove to be a friend.

For additional details and visit the Moto Guzzi web .

Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara

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