The V7 III Stone now boasts ever more distinctive and bolder aesthetic features. Eclectic and essential, it eschews any touch of chrome whatsoever, opting instead to embrace the darkness of matt black paintwork perfectly setting off the dedicated seat with its passenger grab strap. Whilst the total dark matt look distinguishes the V7 III from other versions, there are plenty of other differences. And, for those wanting a splash of colour, there are three captivating satin shades inspired by the typical tones of the 70s: Nero Ruvido (black), Grigio Granitico (granite grey) and Rosso Rovente, a fiery red.
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MSRP $8490 Cadre Price $7000
Displacement: 744 cc
Travel: 74 mm
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
Wheelbase: 1463 mm
Trail: 106 mm
Headstock angle: 26.4°
Front suspension: Ø 40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Travel: 130 mm
Rear suspension: die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 shock absorbers with adjustable spring
Wheel travel: 93 mm (shock absorber travel 80 mm)
Front Brake: Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo callipers with 4 differently sized
Rear brake: Ø 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons
Front wheel: 18″ in lightweight alloy 100/90 (110/80 R18 as alternative)
Rear wheel: 17″ in lightweight alloy 130/80
Saddle height: 770 mm [30.3 in]
Length: 2,185 mm
Height: 1110 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 150 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 21 litres [5.5 gallons] (including 4 litre reserve, [1 gallon])
Kerb weight: 189 kg [416 lbs]
Kerb weight*: 209 kg [460 lbs]
* Weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and with 90% fuel.
THE CHASSIS: A GUARANTEE OF QUALITY
The steel frame adopts the dismountable double cradle layout with weight distribution of 46% up front and 54% at the rear. The reinforced front part has a steering geometry which delivers dynamic cornering and exceptional handling and stability, thus meeting all the riding needs of the modern biker.
The Kayaba shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload ensure a progressive and controlled response in all situations, even with a passenger onboard. Completing the chassis is the 320-mm stainless steel floating disc with Brembo callipers with 4 pistons and the rear brake master cylinder with built-in tank which ensures responsiveness and reliability.
SMALL BLOCK MOTOR: UNIQUE CHARACTER AND SOUND
The Moto Guzzi 90° transverse V-twin engine is unique in the world, and was designed not only with delivering performance and reliability in mind, but also with the aim of creating maximum riding pleasure and fun on the road.
The engine contains a driveshaft calculated to deliver more liveliness during inertia and stronger engine braking, while the piston cooling oil jets come with a flow control and management valve. The exhaust comes with dual pipe manifolds for improved thermal insulation.
The 744cc-cylinder is testament to the V7 III as the Moto Guzzi entry-level motorcycle. Maximum power has increased to 52 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 60Nm of torque at 4900 rpm, with a truly flat torque curve to deliver ease of use combined with the character and quick response synonymous with Moto Guzzi engines.
The reduced-power version is also available, to meet the limitations set by the A2 class driver’s license. Ideal for new Guzzi riders with its reduced total weight and size, it still delivers the overall easy ride of all the V7 III versions.
SAFETY: THE MOTO GUZZI HERITAGE
The V7 III is equipped with ABS and a new adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system which can also be disabled. The former is a dual-channel Continental unit the prevents the wheels from locking up whilst the latter is a system which prevents rear wheel spin during acceleration.
THE MOTO GUZZI MEDIA PLATFORM: CONNECTING THE V7 III TO THE WORLD
The V7 III range offers the Moto Guzzi multimedia platform as an option. MG-MP is an innovative system which connects the bike to the rider’s smartphone by means of a dedicated app, downloadable for free from the Apple Store and Google Play. Compatible with both iPhone and Android, the phone essentially becomes the link between bike and Internet, creating a sophisticated multifunctional onboard computer.