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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.

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