Moto Guzzi V7 Special, Stone — Racer: Cheerful, but not too much!

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Moto Guzzi V7 Special, — Racer: Cheerful, but not too

April 29, 2012 | Filed Top Stories | Posted by: Bilal

very consistent, mouth of ease of use, engine mythical brand, relative

No ABS, some vibrations is it really a fault?), Modest

Ah! Moto Guzzi! This is a unlike any other. Built for 90 without a break between the of the plant Mandello del Lario, the Guzzi did dream of generations of History was not always kind, yet with remarkable moments of but also very sad periods time of Tomaso …), then a recent history, with by Aprilia, then the recovery by Piaggio.

There was even of abandoning the historic Mandello. it appears that Carlo had specified in his will that built outside the walls of could no longer be called The Piaggio group will in deciding to invest in the coming more than 42 million to modernize the plant.

The V-twin revisited

So few aesthetic but in-depth work, mainly on the but also in various peripheral The original engine used 2008 on the V7 in 1977, at the time of Continuously improved and changed, he has since its displacement from 350 to and abandon the carburetors to injection. The created by Lio Tonti deserved Moto Guzzi V7 Special, Racer all these years, a upgrade.

It results in 70% new parts and at first sight, nothing but the of cylinders, more rounded and head covers anthracite.

the V-twin body adopts a throttle valve, a manifold “Y” and two lambda probes. The internal completely redesigned and improved performance, the compression ratio from 9.2 to 10.2. The power (peu!) of 48 hp (at 6800 rev / min) to 51 hp (at rev / min), the pair rose 54.7 to 60 Nm and makes himself at 2800 r / min.

As a happiness never comes CO2 emissions and consumption are scaled and a quiet driving can lead us to a consumption of less than 5.5 which portends a range of with the nearest new sheet tank of 22 liters which the old plastic element.


modification, the selection mechanism of which unfortunately, translates in practice: the shifter, just as does not make gear particularly accurate … The engineers wanted to tweak the behavior of V7, the stated objective of improving and drivability. Result, the Stone rims sticks, gaining grams on the front, 860gr on the reducing the gyroscopic inertia of a real benefit for agility. The two V7 keep their shelves but their wheels chromed against steel rims,

The work is complemented by a new suspension Both confess immediately, we had riding on the handlebars of the V7 Classic, a motorcycle easy, light, powerful indeed, but not devoid of and it is with great pleasure we discover three new models the plant. The grip is much with a bike that has the template “human” the bikes of the 70 or 80, combined with a weight of 179 kg, is increasingly rare these

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The imperfection due!

Men starting of Guzzi motorcycles while we off Moto Guzzi V7 Special, Racer our helmets and gloves. The V7 a slowed down a bit jerky, The engineers then we confess he asked Magneti Marelli to it slowed to give more to the bike!

The short walk traveled to the of the three models around Como we were enjoying the with an engine power still modest, but particularly and voluntary, with free in the midrange, a trait very town or walk along the mountain roads overlooking the The chassis allows a very to have fun without much and at most reproach him does one around in the light curve at speed on coated fittings, but nothing to be afraid or returning.

The is sufficient to the task, although a may wish to confirm a sharper We preferred the behavior of the “Stone”, more playful than the

The Racer seduces us little. less fun to carry it only to the Café Racer look, but its engine is not enough to assume the shown by her dress. Moto V7 with its wants to attract new men and women who discover the motorcycle or riders looking for more V7 Special and armed with her will be particularly effective in the and much more rewarding a scooter.

In making its V7 even Guzzi made ​​the choice. These bikes to the elegance, the engine power of a but reassuring, easy and predictable braking easy to dose in the of ABS (it will come, but probably not for some time), seem to be a way to discover the joys of motorcycling for while their timeless will appeal those who the bike for many years, but tired of the arms race and motorcycles today, wish to to the simple pleasures they in their youth.

Moto Guzzi V7Price /

The price of happiness (re) € 8,120 for Stone, € 8,720 for the € 9,330 for the Racer.

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