2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

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The Moto Guzzi V7 has a pretty long history behind it, as it was launched back in 1967. Since then the model has evolved into a modern motorcycle that continues to keep the iconic allure of the first generation.

The 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone comes with a lower seat height, a lively engine and a wide range of accessories which help you customized it according to your wishes.

Power comes from a 750 cc, 90-degree, V-Twin motor which generates a maximum output of 37 KW (50HP) at 6,200 rpm and 42.7 Ft Lbs. (58Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheels via a five speed transmission with dry single plate clutch with flexible couplings.

The engine is mounted on a double cradle tubular frame which sits on cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke black anodized rims.

Hit the jump for more information on the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone.

Overview

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

Easy to ride. Hard to stop riding.

In 1967 the first big Italian bike appeared on the motorcycle market: the Moto Guzzi V7. The new V7 Stone changes everything yet remains true to that Moto Guzzi V7 heritage. For new or returning riders, or anyone who just wants a no frills, just thrills classic, the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is a rock solid choice. With a lower seat height, striking colors, and a spirited engine that’s ready to roar, your two-wheeled dreams of conquering the road are about to be unleashed.

This new model in the historic V7 range is trendy, agile, easy to customize with an array of accessories and features including 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.

Featuring a new and more powerful, 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor and new lightweight, six split spoke alloy wheels, the V7 Stone lets riders conquer the road with spirit.

The completely reengineered engine still relies on the engineering that made the Moto Guzzi V50 a success among riders in 1977. Since then the engine has been continuously updated yet stays faithful to the original genial layout introduced by Italian engineer Lino Tonti in the 70s.

While maintaining the classic 90° V configuration, the engine is now comprised of more than 70% new components. Cutting-edge technological solutions improve functionality, provide greater torque and power even at low rpms, and make the V7 more efficient, with higher fuel economy and reduced emissions.

The design of the V7 Stone tells of the historic lineage of the model through a mix of forms and volumes which cite the famous ancestors, from the V7 750 Special remembered in the accents and the side panels, to the V7 Sport, which influenced the tank, also new in the V7 Stone.

The new tank brings with it a superior metal construction that allows for a lighter tank along with a greater fuel capacity – the V7 Stone 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 rest of the V7 design confirms the alchemy of tradition and modernism that was introduced in 2008 with the first V7 Classic. New lightweight, alloy wheels allow for a reduction in weight at the front and rear, translating to greater agility on the road and cruising through turns. Trimmed with chrome accents, enthusiasts will appreciate the V7 Stone’s cigar shaped silencers and instrument panel dials. Available in Matte Black or Pure White, the minimalist colors combined with chrome accents are sure to make the V7 Stone a showstopper on the road or at any café, restaurant or local hot spot.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, iconic and prestigiously manufactured in Italy, is available now in U.S. dealerships. Sign up to test ride one today.

As with all of Moto Guzzi’s on-road motorcycles, the V7 Stone comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and roadside assistance for one year.

2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Key Features:

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

V7 changes everything to remain faithful to its legend.

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

New engine, revamped design, brand new equipment: the legend of the V7 reaches its highest expression yet.

Proudly made in italy

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

Since 1921, the Moto Guzzi eagle flies high. The legend has reached the highest peak with the California. From the V7 Police to the EV special, it has radically changed the concepts of design and performance.

Hand built in the factory in Mandello del Lario (Como, Italy), where the Moto Guzzi are born continuously since 1921, everyone is distinguished by the craftsmanship with which each component is assembled. Attention that makes every Moto Guzzi California a unique piece, able to marry and to emphasize the strong personality of a passionate and exclusive clientele.

2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Features and Benefits:

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

Chassis

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

The double cradle frame, with bolt-on, removable lower elements, is a key element of the V7 project This is a unit of legendary solidity and sturdiness, also thanks to the headstock angle of 27°50’, an angle which ensures directional stability and precision.

The telescopic fork with 40 mm stanchions has 130 mm of travel and has dust gaiters in the Racer and Stone versions and a guard in the Special version.
The rear shock absorbers, for the V7 Stone and the V7 Special, have adjustable spring preload and 118 mm of travel, while the Racer, as usual, stands out with a pair of refined Bitubo WMT gas shock absorbers with an external tank. The brake system consists of a 320 mm floating front disc and a 260 mm rear disc.
The three versions also differ in terms of wheels: in alloy with six split spoke design for the V7 Stone, spoked with anodised black channel for the Special, as too for the Racer which differs for its red hubs matching the frame and red Moto Guzzi wording on the rim channel.

The Engine

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

The original engine design dates back to 1977, the year of the Moto Guzzi V50’s fortunate début.

Since then the engine has been continuously updated, sustaining displacements of 350 up to 750 cc, going from carburettor to electronic injection, but staying faithful to the genial layout introduced in the original design by Lino Tonti. The latest evolution has finally abandoned the squared fins, a legacy of the 80’s production, now with a rounded thermal element, reminiscent of the first generation Mandello twin.

The valve cover is also a homage to the origins of the V7; made in aluminium, it faithfully covers the profile of the fins, showing off the Moto Guzzi signature in bas-relief.

Moving from aesthetics to the technical part, the 749 cc small block is the forerunner of a series of technological innovations that characterise the new wave of the Mandello engines. This is the case of the single throttle body and of the straight Y-shaped fuel system manifold, introduced with the V7 and later extended to the flagship California 1400. On the V7 the component is a 38 mm

Magneti Marelli MIU3G with rubber manifold, completely ribbed and straight (36 and 39 mm diameter respectively from the injector groups and the throttle body). Another feature is the presence of a central spark plug with 10 mm diameter thread and prominent electrode.

The overall efficiency of the engine is supported by the high compression ratio of 10.2, the extensive cylinder finning which keeps operating temperatures low and the generous filter box designed to optimise the "breathing" requirements of the Mandello twin.

Rather than maximum power, the Mandello small block stands out for its robust engine torque, which reaches the peak of 60 Nm at just 2800 RPM, thus limiting use of the gearbox and consumption, achieving over 23 km/l on a mixed cycle. The gearbox is the usual 5 speed, as too, according to tradition, the final drive is entrusted to the renowned cardan, ensuring reliability, safety, comfort, cleanliness and total absence of maintenance.

Accessories

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

SLIP-ON RACING EXHAUST KIT: made in cooperation with Arrow, this is comprised of a pair of polished steel silencers, not approved for street legal use. The conical shape is reminiscent of competition silencers on the V7 bikes that participated in factory derivative races during the 70’s. They mount on the standard manifold without any modification, using the original supports and brackets. No specific ECU mapping is required and they guarantee a significant reduction in weight and improved performance at medium RPM and maximum power, providing more responsive acceleration and a more sporty sound.

SINGLE SEAT EXHAUST BRACKETS KIT: this is a kit with two brackets made of prestigious anodized aluminium in place of the standard equipment which allow you to eliminate the passenger footrests, making the bike a single seater (V7 Stone e V7 Special).

BITUBO SHOCK ABSORBERS KIT: this pair of Bitubo shock absorbers with separate gas tank is specifically designed for the needs of the V7 and equipped with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Thanks to the possibility of personalising the calibrations, they are capable of ensuring greater comfort and better rideability, besides giving the bike a truly unique and distinguished look.

ALUMINIUM SIDE FAIRING KIT: the side fairings in brushed and anodized aluminium contribute to a more streamlined profile for the V7. This style is also reminiscent of the hand crafted creations typical of 70’s races.

WINDSHIELD KIT: The kit includes an unpainted plastic moulded windshield and the aluminium brackets with relative nuts and bolts for installation.

FUEL TANK PROTECTION KIT: these are two soft rubbery guards that are applied to the sides of the fuel tank where the rider’s knees rest in order to increase riding comfort.

MOTORCYCLE COVER: this cover is made from black scratch proof material and is made precious by the Moto Guzzi logo on both sides.

TOURING WINDSHIELD KIT: the windshield kit is designed to provide better aerodynamic protection without compromising the aesthetics of the V7. It is type-approved to the strictest standards (DOT and TUV) and road tested in all conditions by Moto Guzzi test riders.

CENTRE STAND: this is another component designed and engineered to respond to stringent standards on safety and strength. It is made in cataphoresis-treated and powder-coated steel to make it impervious to weather conditions.

INJECTORS COVER KIT: these covers are made in aluminium and are designed to protect the injectors area from accidental contact with the rider’s knees.

SIDE PANNIERS KIT: this kit includes a pair of rigid nylon panniers with an approx. volume of 20 litres. They are covered in waterproof genuine leather and fitted with chromed steel buckle. The fastening frame in high strength steel and pair of internal nylon removable bags are also included.

SINGLE SEAT TAIL FAIRING KIT: to give the V7 and even more exclusive and sporty look, Moto Guzzi has made a specific seat cover made from injection moulded plastic with side race number holders. The kit includes the nuts and bolts for installation (for V7 Stone and Special).

LUGGAGE RACK KIT: this prestigious article performs two important functions: on one hand it is a luggage rack and on the other it is a solid place for passengers to hold on, thanks to the two built-in handles. This accessory is made in high resistance TIG welded steel and then chromium plated. It is installed in place of the original passenger hand grips.

AFT-MOUNTED FOOTPEGS: the set-back footrests are derived from the V7 Racer version and they provide a more sporty riding position; made of anodised aluminium and come complete with all the mountings and fastenings needed for installation (for V7 Stone and Special).

SLIP-ON RACING EXHAUST KIT FOOTREST BRACKET: brackets with built in foot pegs which allow the V7 slip-on racing exhaust kit to be adopted without sacrificing the original two-seat configuration of the bike (for V7 Stone and Special).

TOP BOX BAG: attaches to special luggage rack and made in waterproof genuine leather. Easily removed using the rear handle.

TANK COVER: Tank cover band in waterproof genuine leather, featuring handy pocket and hole for refuelling. Fastens on with 2 screws under the tank rear edge, by removing the saddle, and a front belt.

TANK BAG: Nylon and waterproof genuine leather tank bag featuring 2 side pockets and an upper map holder. Fastened with quick hook-ups to the tank cover which can remain mounted on the tank thanks to refuelling hole, it is easily disconnected and transportable using the handle.

SEMIRIGID PANNIER KIT COMPLETE WITH BRACKETS: with a load capacity of about 42 litres, this pair of semirigid panniers is ideal for those who do not want to give up transporting items on their V7. They are made from technical Skay and hook easily onto the brackets provided in the kit. The reflective profiles increase visibility at night.

GEL COMFORT SADDLE: dedicated to those who always demand maximum comfort, this saddle has a gel insert both in the rider and passenger seating area. Its streamlined sides also allow both feet to rest easily on the ground. The covering recalls the style of the standard saddle and is enriched by the punched "Comfort gel" logo.

LOWERED GEL COMFORT SADDLE: in this saddle the comfort of the cushion with gel inserts combines with the practicality of the revised and profile lowered by 20 mm to allow secure footing on the ground. The covering. The covering recalls the style of the standard saddle and is enriched by the punched "Comfort gel" logo.

SEMI-HANDLEBAR KIT: available for V7 Stone and Special, allows the bike’s ride to be lowered, making it equal to that of the V7 Racer. Includes throttle control cables and dedicated front brake hoses.

V7 RECORD KIT: the name Record evokes the Moto Guzzi V7 prototype which broke 19 speed records in the 70’s. The shape of the components in the kit brings to mind the aerodynamic solutions which were so typical of the 70’s racer. The kit is comprised of a rounded top fairing that houses the V7 single headlight, characterised by the side profiles that join the fuel tank area and a saddle that encompasses the single seat tail fairing, shaped to form a spoiler at the end. The sport saddle is made from special two-component, fire and waterproof foam material with shape memory, the maximum in technology derived directly from the sport world. The components are made of fibreglass, in compliance with approval standards and they are easy to install, thanks to the mounting brackets (for the top fairing) in laser cut and sandblasted steel. The Record kit is also available for V7 Stone and Special, adding the semi-handlebar kit.

TWO SEAT KIT for V7 Racer, includes everything you need to make the bike a two-seater.

Specifications

Engine Type90° V-twin 4-stroke
Capacity744 cc
Maximum power37 kW (50HP) at 6,200 rpm
Maximum torque42.7 ft lbs. / 58Nm at 5,000 rpm
Fuel systemWeber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust systemThree-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Gearbox5-speed
Lubricationforced circulation with lobe pump - circuit capacity: 1.78 Kg
Final driveCA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive
ClutchDry single plate with flexible couplings
FrameDouble cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable rear subframe
Wheelbase1.449 mm
Trail109 mm
Front suspensionTelescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm stanchions
Front wheel travel130 mm
Rear suspensionDie-cast light alloy swing arm with 2 fully adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers
Rear wheel travel118 mm
Brake systemBrembo
Front brake320 mm floating stainless steel disc, caliper with 4 differently sized opposed pistons
Rear brake260 mm stainless steel disc
WheelsCast aluminum alloy multi-spoke black anodized Rims
Front wheel18", 100/90
Rear wheel17", 130/80
Length86 inches
Max width31.5 inches
Height43.8 inches
Saddle height31.6 in. (30.7 in. opt.) 805 mm (780 mm opt.)
Curb weight395 pounds - 179 kg
Fuel tank capacity5.8 gallons (22 liters)
Reserve1 gallon (4 liters)
ColorsBlack, White
Price$8,490

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