V7 III Stone, Special & Anniversario
The retro market is built for Guzzi to exploit and the V7 is the Italian firm’s most popular machine. Powered by a transverse V-twin, the V7 has been updated for 2017 to meet Euro4 and is now called the V7 III. The ride has been improved thanks to new shocks and the clutch made lighter in its action. If you want a really authentic retro with one of the oldest names in motorcycling on the tank, you can’t go far wrong with this charming bike. The V7 comes in the basic Stone for £8002, the Special with added chrome details and spoke wheels for £8702 or the Anniversario for £9002 with its chrome tank.
If you like your Guzzis traditionally styled, the Roamer could be right up your street. Powered by the new V9 motor, it has a very classic look and while that won’t be to everyone’s tastes, it does have an appeal to purists. However the combination of a 19in front and 16in rear wheel make for quite lazy handling and it’s not the most inspiring of retros visually.