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Moto Guzzi Produces Limited V7 Racer Exclusive to North America

1971 MG V7 Sport Telaio Rosso

Reintroducing classic “Verde Legnano” color for 50 Special Edition Models

WHO: Moto Guzzi USA

WHAT: 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

WHERE: Moto Guzzi Dealerships Throughout the USA

WHEN: March 2015

February 18, 2015 – Mandello del Lario has a rich history with no shortage of classic motorcycles. If you’ve had a conversation about classic Guzzis, you’re bound to have heard of one popular model, with many claiming it to be “the most beautiful Moto Guzzi ever built”. This is would be the 1971 Telaio Rosso Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, famously designed by Lino Tonti, juxtaposed between the striking red frame and the classic green color tank, a combination that’s become remembered so fondly.

We are pleased to announce a special release, which celebrates the heritage of Moto Guzzi, offering a unique homage both in style and story, of 50 limited production Moto Guzzi V7 Racer motorcycles in the reminiscent Verde Legnano finish. This release will be exclusive to the North American market, giving owners an opportunity to own a modern yet classic motorcycle celebrating the the legend of the timeless V7 Sport model and the revolutionary designer who created it.

The V7 Racer receives a whole new make-over from the previous year, transforming the chrome plating into black, with the exception of the engine, which retains the chromatic tones of the metal alloys and shine of the exhaust system. The rest of the motorcycle, from the mirrors to the mudguards and side panels, is updated with a complimentary dark tone, in a triumph of black.

The V7 combines the best elements – reliability, style, and soul – with plenty of looks in the parking lot, and an excess of smiles when riding. The 750cc, 90° V-twin engine is powerful and stays true to the characteristics of the Moto Guzzi tradition, that touring on a motorcycle at its most pure should be nothing but enjoyable. With a 5.8 gallon metal tank, there will be no problem eating up miles, taking pleasure with improved engine functionality – greater torque and power even at low RPMs – making the V7 more efficient, with higher fuel economy and reduced emissions.

If there are few aesthetic details that betray their classically-inspired nature, many are the advantages of technological evolution: the Moto Guzzi V7 can cover over 250 miles with a tank of gas, requires limited service every 6,200 miles, has a maintenance free cardan shaft drive, and in 2015 an update to a new wet flywheel, replacing the previous dry alternator, slightly modifying the front of the 90° V-twin, thanks to a more compact and sleeker new cover.

The 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Special Edition will arrive in US March 2015, and will carry a MSRP of $10,999.

V7 Racer Specifications:

Engine capacity 744 cc
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 74 mm
Timing system 2 valves with light alloy pushrods and rockers
Max power at crankshaft 35 kW (48HP) at 6,200 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 60 Nm at 2,800 rpm
Exhaust system Three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Cooling system Air
Frame:   Double-cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable elements.
Wheelbase: 1449 mm
Trail:  109 mm
Headstock angle:   27°50’
Front suspension Telescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm stanchions
Travel 130 mm
Rear suspension Die cast alloy swingarm with 2 ultra-adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers
Wheel travel: 130 mm
Front brake 320 mm floating stainless steel disc,
Brembo caliper with 4 differently sized opposed pistons
Rear brake 260 mm floating stainless steel disc, floating 2 piston caliper
Front wheel 18″ in polished aluminum, spoked, 100/90
Rear wheel 17″ in polished aluminum, spoked, 130/80
Saddle height 805 mm (785 mm opt.)
Length: 2,185 mm
Height: 1115 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 182 mm
Fuel tank capacity 5.8 gallons, 1.05 gallon reserve
Curb Weight 198 kg (436 lb)

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One Comment

  1. Randy says:

    The top pic confused the hell out of me. Whoa, drum brakes!?
    It took me like 15min to figure out the top pic is not that of a 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Special Edition.
    Man, I feel silly.

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