Of the V7 models it is the one that comes closest to the spirit of the original model. Classic and elegant, it has numerous chromium parts and decidedly bright graphics. Like the famous 1975 V750 S3, it has the typical coloured stripe on the side panels under the saddle that complement the matching coloured horizontal bands on the tank. The spoked wheels have polished channels and black hubs; the instrumentation is made up of dual circular displays and the chromium plated steel passenger grab handle comes standard. V7 III Special also boasts a saddle with “old school” stitching, elements that highlight its classic and elegant roots. Unlike the Stone and the Racer, the V7 III Special and Anniversario have fork stanchion protectors instead of dust boots. The available colour schemes are also new: Nero Inchiostro, Blu Zaffiro.
The Moto Guzzi multimedia platform is available as an option for the new V7 III range. MG-MP is the innovative multimedia system which allows you to connect the bike to your smartphone. Thanks to a dedicated application, downloadable free from App Store and Google Play, your smartphone (iPhone or Android) becomes an actual sophisticated on board multifunctional computer and the link between the vehicle and the Internet. The Bluetooth connection allows you to simultaneously view five parameters of your choice at a time, selected from a vast menu and including the speedometer, rev counter, instant power, instant torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. The “Eco Ride” feature helps to limit fuel consumption and to maintain eco-compatible riding conduct, providing a brief assessment of the results obtained during the trip.
You can record trip information and review it on your computer or directly on your smartphone, analysing the route taken, viewing the vehicle operating parameters point by point. The system also allows you to easily locate your vehicle when you park in a strange place, automatically saving the position where it was switched off. MG-MP includes the “Grip Warning” function which replicates the indications on traction control operation and alerts you in the event of excessive use of available traction.
Thanks to the synergistic use of gyroscopes and the information coming from the direct connection with the vehicle electronics, the smartphone becomes a sophisticated instrument to measure the lean angle in turns.
|Timing system||2 valves with light alloy pushrods and rockers|
|Max Power||38 kW (52 HP) at 6200 rpm|
|Maximum torque at crankshaft||60 Nm at 4900 rpm|
|Exhaust system||3-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe|
|Frame:||double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable elements.|
|Front suspension||Ø 40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork|
|Rear suspension||die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload|
|Wheel travel:||80 mm|
|Front Brake||Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo callipers with 4 differently sized opposed pistons|
|Rear brake||Ø 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons|
|Front wheel||18" in spoked 100/90 (110/80 R18 as alternative)|
|Rear wheel||17" in spoked 130/80|
|Saddle height||770 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance:||150 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||21 litres (including 4 litre reserve)|
|Kerb weight*||213 kg|
* Weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and with 90% fuel.