MOTO GUZZI REVAMP V7
THE FACTS O 51bhp O 209kg O Seat height 770mm
The V7 gets a decent glut of changes for 2017, which both drag it into Euro4 compliance, and make it a more attractive bike to own. Available in four versions, the range comprises updated versions of the Stone, Special, and Racer, as well as a special Anniversario limited edition for 2017, celebrating 50 years of the V7 model.
Now called the V7 III, the range gets a 10% hike in power, to 51bhp, while torque peaks at 44.25ftlb. The 21-litre fuel tank is unchanged, while it gets a new cap, injector covers, sidepanels and a new seat unit – which offers a new, lower, 770mm perch. The clocks – a single unit on the Stone, twin on the rest – are also updated.
The frame hasn’t escaped unchanged. A new front section is
claimed to be stiffer, giving better control and feedback, and slightly new geometry to improve steering response. ABS and traction control are still in evidence, while the latter now boasts two modes – one for the dry and one for the wet.
While the three updated models follow their existing style briefs, the new addition – the Anniversario – is being built in a limited run of just 750. It comes with a chrome-finished tank, leather saddle and brushed aluminium mudguards – and looks superb.
Seat is lower, power is up by 10%. What’s not to like?