The Dark One
Moto Guzzi’s blacked-out limited edition special breaks cover at Ram Jam Fest 2018
Moto Guzzi custodian Didi Resources Sdn Bhd has just previewed its latest offering, the V7 III Carbon limited edition special.
The blacked-out special was on display in Moto Guzzi’s flagship showroom at The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya, during the Ram Jam Fest 2018 recently.
As its name suggests, it’s based off of the famed Italian marque’s V7 modern classic model. Taking on a darker, meaner stance, the V7 III Carbon trades classic chrome trim and bits for blackened carbon fibre ones.
To match that, it’s dressed in a special shade of matte black paint, anodised black billet aluminium metalworks and a specially designed alcantara seat saddle featuring red stitching.
Aesthetics aside, the V7 III Carbon is mechanically similar to the V7 III modern classic. In typical Moto Guzzi fashion, it harnesses power from an air-cooled, transversely mounted 744cc V-twin and shaft drivetrain. That mill delivers 52bhp and 60Nm to get the 189kg bike up to speed.
Other notable features include a stylishly large 21-litre fuel tank, modern 40mm telescopic front forks and adjustable twin rear shocks, and Brembo twin-front discs brakes.
Only 1,921 units of the Moto Guzzi V7 III Carbon will be made and only a handful made available to Malaysia through the Moto Guzzi showroom at The Gasket Alley, each commanding a starting price tag of RM74,900 minus on-the-road costs.