Moto Guzzi V7 released the complete details on its new 2013 Guzzi V7 Special. The new model was designed to help you ride comfortably on long journeys and is packed with a fresh 750cc, 90° V-twin engine. The 90 V-twin 4-stroke, 744 cc engine develops a maximum output of 37 kW (50HP) at 6,200 rpm and 42.7 ft lbs. / 58Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.
The new Moto Guzzi V7 Special draws inspiration from the original V7 concept released in the 1970se. Technically, the V7 Special is a touring bike with sophisticated finishings and exclusive technical solutions. Just like its ancestor, it is wrapped in a two-tone color concept and equipped with spoked wheels with aluminum rims.
The motorcycle is equipped with an innovative fuel tank that has a 5.8 gallons capacity which ensures a range of up to 310 miles.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special.
Looking for classic retro style with the guts and go-for-it attitude to do some touring, too? The Moto Guzzi V7 Special is your mount. Who says you need a big motorcycle to reach far-away places? On this classic, all you need are big dreams-and a wrist that’s ready to roll.
The V7 Special features the new 750cc, 90° V-twin engine that is more 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.
The V7 Special is the closest of the V7 range to the original V7 concept of the 1970s, not only due to its shared name with the first V7 designed by Lino Tonti, but because it faithfully invokes the same riding philosophy. It is a touring bike with sophisticated finishings and exclusive technical solutions. Just like its ancestor, it is wrapped in a two-tone color concept and equipped with spoked wheels with aluminium rims.
Featuring a newly engineered and more powerful, 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor, the V7 Special is perfectly suited for medium range touring. While maintaining the classic 90° V configuration, the new engine is now comprised of more than 70% new components. Cutting-edge technological parts have been included to improve functionality, provide greater torque and power even at low rpms, and be more efficient, with higher fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The new tank brings with it a superior metal construction that allows for a lighter tank along with a greater fuel capacity – the V7 Special can hold a record 5.8 gallons which, together with reduced consumption, ensures a range of up to 310 miles. This is further proof of the design philosophy that has guided the entire V7 family: engineering innovation is always intended to restore pleasure to the rider of gripping a real, resounding metal tank in true Moto Guzzi tradition. The V7 Special provides a flagship riding range, a role which it can take on further when equipped with bags and windshield accessories that complement the overall design of the V7 Special.
The rest of the V7 Special design confirms the alchemy of tradition and modernism that was introduced in 2008 with the first V7 Classic.
New lightweight, aluminum wheels allow for a reduction in weight at the front and rear, translating to greater agility on the road and cruising through turns. With the graphic design, particular attention has been paid to the detail across the motorcycle, including the two-tone paintwork which harkens back to the V7 model that inspired it all.
The Moto Guzzi V7 Special will be available soon in U.S. dealerships.
As with all of Moto Guzzi’s on-road motorcycles, the V7 Special comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and roadside assistance for one year.
|Engine Type||90° V-twin 4-stroke|
|Maximum power||37 kW (50HP) at 6,200 rpm|
|Maximum torque||42.7 ft lbs. / 58Nm at 5,000 rpm|
|Fuel system||Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.|
|Exhaust system||Three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe|
|Gearbox||5 speeds with cardan final drive|
|Lubrication||forced circulation with lobe pump - circuit capacity: 1.78 Kg|
|Final drive||CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive|
|Clutch||Dry single plate with flexible couplings|
|Frame||Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable rear subframe|
|Front suspension||Telescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm stanchions|
|Rear suspension||Die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 spring preload adjustable shock absorbers|
|Front brake||320 mm Ø stainless steel disc, Brembo caliper with 4 differentiated pistons|
|Rear brake||260 mm stainless steel disc, brembo double piston floating caliper|
|Wheels||Spoked polished aluminium rims|
|Front wheel||18", 100/90|
|Rear wheel||17", 130/80|
|Length||86 inches - 2184mm|
|Max width||31.5 inches - 800mm|
|Height||43.8 inches - 1112mm|
|Saddle height||31.6 in. (30.7 in. opt.) - 805 mm (780 mm opt.)|
|Curb weight||395 pounds - 179 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||5.8 gallons - 22 liters|
|Reserve||1 gallon - 4 liters|
Cycleworld ---- "I had the opportunity to extensively test the V7 Special, which to me represents the most logical variation on the V7 theme, with its comfortable riding posture, nice seat and the carrying capability granted by the bags. I rode it on the twisty roads alongside Lake Como, starting from Mandello del Lario and going north into mountains full of sharp corners and steep grades. The new V7 really is an engine with a completely new personality. Throttle response at low rpm, a weak spot of the previous unit, is much stronger. But the increased vitality of the 750 goes all the way past peak power; the engine continues to rev into the 7000s, which is a pleasant surprise because the long intake runners do induce a strong ram effect at low rpm."
Ultimatemotorcycling ---- "Just like its predecessor, it is wrapped in a two-tone paint scheme and equipped with aluminum spoked wheels reducing unsprung weight and improving handling. The V7 Special proves a worthy touring machine with bags and windshield, accessories which go well with the overall design of the V7 Special."
Totalmotorcycle ---- "The rest of the V7 Special design confirms the alchemy of tradition and modernism that was introduced in 2008 with the first V7 Classic. New lightweight, aluminum wheels allow for a reduction in weight at the front and rear, translating to greater agility on the road and cruising through turns. With the graphic design, particular attention has been paid to the detail across the motorcycle, including the two-tone paintwork which harkens back to the V7 model that inspired it all."