The Moto Guzzi V7 Special comes with a special treatment that gives it a distinctive personality. In terms of style, the motorcycle features a two tone color scheme, spoked wheels with aluminum rims and a classic seat.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a newly engineered 90° V-Twin, 4-Stroke engine with a displacement of 744 cc. The unit delivers a maximum output of 37 KW (50HP) at 6,200 rpm and 42.7 Ft Lbs. / 58Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the new engine is now comprised of more than 70% new components. Thanks to the new upgrades, the engine delivers more torque and power and is also more efficient. Its power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a 5 speeds transmission with cardan final drive.
As far as ride quality is concerned, the motorcycle is equipped with a telescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm Stanchions and a rear die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 spring preload adjustable shock absorbers.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Special.
2014 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.
Touring bikes don’t have to be as big as bulldozers.
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|