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 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 remembered so fondly.
Moto Guzzi is pleased to announce a special release, which celebrates its heritage, 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 legend of the timeless V7 Sport model and the revolutionary designer who created it.
The V7 Racer receives a whole new makeover 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 black tone.
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 U.S. in March of 2015, and will carry a MSRP of $10,999.