2020 MOTO GUZZI GU9032117USL06

Price: $7,999
3236 mi
Rosso Rovente, A Fiery Red
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2020 MOTO GUZZI GU9032117USL06


P16400 2020  MOTO GUZZI V7 III STONE Rosso Rovente, A Fiery Red

Introducing the 2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone.

The V7 III Stone now boasts ever more distinctive and bolder aesthetic features. Eclectic and essential, it eschews any touch of chrome whatsoever, opting instead to embrace the darkness of matt black paintwork perfectly setting off the dedicated seat with its passenger grab strap. Whilst the total dark matt look distinguishes the V7 III from other versions, there are plenty of other differences. And, for those wanting a splash of color, there are three captivating satin shades inspired by the typical tones of the 70s: Nero Ruvido (black), Grigio Granitico (granite grey) and Rosso Rovente, a fiery red.

•    Color : Rosso Rovente, A Fiery Red

 V7 III Stone stands out for its strong aesthetic and personal connotations. Eclectic and essential, it forsakes any chrome details to embrace the darkness of the matte black paintwork, added to which is a brand new matching passenger grab strap.

The total “dark matte” look is completed with a black light setting and the eagle that adorns the fuel tank, created with a particular burnished finish. Yet these are not the only differences for which V7 III Stone stands out from the other versions: the front mudguard is shortened to enhance the essential nature of this model, and painted to match the fuel tank. the wheels are spoked and the instrument cluster comprising a single circular display.

In addition to Nero Ruvido, V7 III Stone is available in two new and attractive satin finish color schemes , Grigio Granitico and Rosso Rovente.

 The 2020 V7 is one of the most celebrated and well-known Moto Guzzi models. This global fame is due to its ability to remain faithful to the expectations and reputation of a legendary brand like Moto Guzzi. Since 1967, the year the first units were sold in Italy, the V7 has become a cornerstone of the product range, representative of the ultimate Italian motorcycle and standing out for its content and design, highly popular with a wide and varied public

More than fifty years after the launch of the first example, Moto Guzzi V7 III is the third act of a unique story. The challenge of introducing the V7 III was one of the most difficult, considering the heraldry and success of the V7. It has also been the brand’s best-selling model since 2009, the entry level bike in the Moto Guzzi world.

As was the case with the V7 II compared to the first-born V7, the revamping of the V7 III was significant enough to merit a new Roman numeral, which have always been used in reference to the popular and long-lasting Moto Guzzi bikes. V7 III is the result of Moto Guzzi passion, the company skillfully updating its best seller while retaining its original character and authenticity, values that are set to last.

MOTO GUZZI MIA connects V7 III to the world

For the V7 III range, the innovative MOTO GUZZI MIA multimedia system is available as an optional accessory. This system is able to connect the bike to a smartphone. Thanks to a dedicated application, which can be freely downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, the smartphone (iPhone or Android) becomes a truly sophisticated on-board multifunctional computer, the link between the vehicle and the Internet.

The Bluetooth connection allows you to simultaneously view five parameters of your choice at a time, selected from a vast menu and including the speedometer, rev counter, instant power, instant torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. The “Eco Ride” feature helps to limit fuel consumption and to maintain eco-compatible riding conduct, providing a brief assessment of the results obtained during the trip. You can record trip information and review it on your computer or directly on your smartphone, analyzing the route taken, viewing the vehicle operating parameters point by point. The system also allows you to easily locate your vehicle when you park in a strange place, automatically saving the position where it was switched off. MOTO GUZZI MIA includes the “Grip Warning” function that replicates the indications on traction control operation for maximum visibility, and alerts you in the event of excessive use of available traction. Thanks to the synergistic use of gyroscopes and the information coming from the direct connection with the vehicle electronics, the smartphone becomes a sophisticated instrument to measure the lean angle in turns.

 The origins of the legendary V7

The year was 1961 and the success of the mass produced car was radically reorganizing the motorcycle market. Moto Guzzi, empowered with enviable design capacity reacted to the unfavorable circumstances by exploring new markets, from delivery three-wheelers to agricultural machinery and special vehicles – even cars. For the latter, the genius designer Giulio Cesare Carcano designed a 90° V-twin air cooled engine destined for a sport version of the Fiat 500, capable of touching 140 km/h. They liked the new engine in Lingotto, but the annual quantity that Vittorio Valletta requested exceeded the production capacity of the Mandello del Lario plant, so the agreement never came to fruition.

Mr. Carcano, however, did not lose heart and he increased the size of the two cylinder engine to 754 cc to use it on the “3X3”, a popular, variable track three wheel drive vehicle destined for use by Alpine troops. At the same time a ministerial tender was launched to provide motorcycles for the Highway Police the winner would be whoever could travel 100,000 km with the lowest maintenance cost. It was the perfect chance to place Mr. Carcano’s two-cylinder, entirely revamped, on a bike, the Moto Guzzi V7. It was an innovative project that combined the reliability of automotive standards with a level of comfort and mechanical affordability unknown to the competition that aroused the curiosity even of foreign police forces, Los Angeles being among the first. Testing of the new V7 700 began in 1964. The bike had a 703.3 cc engine for power of 40 HP and a weight of 230 kg. Standard production got underway in 1966, the vehicles destined for the police and overseas markets while the following year saw the V7 700 distributed in Italy at the competitive price of 725,000 lire, decidedly chapter than its German and British competition.

 Evolution according to Lino Tonti

Giulio Cesare Carcano’s creation was perfected by an expert designer who joined Moto Guzzi in 1967: Lino Tonti. Hailing from Forlì, with a great deal of experience in competitions with Mondial, Bianchi and Gilera, the engineer was called on by the general manager Romolo Stefani to expand the range of the maxi-bike from Mandello del Lario. The V7 appeared at the right time, bikes were coming domineeringly back into fashion almost as a reaction to the conformism of the car and the market is particularly open to innovations.

The first thing Tonti did was to increase the engine size to 757 and the power to 45 HP to launch the V7 special in 1969, faster, more refined and more elegant than the V7 700. Then he created, initially for the American market, the V7 Ambassador and the California, the latter destined to be one of the greatest Moto Guzzi success stories. The next milestone coincided with Lino Tonti’s masterpiece: the V7 Sport. The designer from Forlì had clear ideas and he set the three parameters of the sport bike from Mandello: 200 km/h, 200 kg, 5 gears. To achieve the objective he made some changes to the engine, taking the displacement to 748.3 cc and the power to more than 52 HP, redesigning the crankshaft and camshafts, in addition to placing the alternator in the front in order to keep the vertical bulk down.

The engine was lodged in a tight, double cradle frame in chrome molybdenum steel, painted red for the first 200 units and assembled directly in the experience department on via Parodi, No. 57. The bike made its début in 1971 and in June of the same year it participated in the “500 kilometers of Monza” race taking third place with Raimondo Riva. This was the beginning of a series of flattering results obtained in endurance races such as the 24 Hour Le Mans and Liegi races which would contribute, together with very popular riders such as Vittorio Brambilla, to making it the most famous Italian sport bike of the 1970s.

 From the V7 to the 850 generation

 Over a couple of seasons the technological evolution which was achieved with the V7 Sport Moto Guzzi was also transferred to the rest of the range. The new frame, the four pad front brake and the five speed transmission introduced on the V7 Sport represented, together with the increased engine size, the primary innovations of the V850 GT, a model which would mark the retirement of the lucky V7 Special in 1973. The Sport would also lose the famous alphanumeric name, replaced in 1974 by the Moto Guzzi 750S. The last model to give up the glorious alphanumeric name was the V7 850 California, which would not pass the baton to the new 850 T California until 1976.


V7 III Stone

 V7 III Stone stands out for its strong aesthetic and personal connotations. Eclectic and essential, it forsakes any chrome details to embrace the darkness of the matte black paintwork, added to which is a brand new matching passenger grab strap.

The total “dark matte” look is completed with a black light setting and the eagle that adorns the fuel tank, created with a particular burnished finish. Yet these are not the only differences for which V7 III Stone stands out from the other versions: the front mudguard is shortened to enhance the essential nature of this model, and painted to match the fuel tank. the wheels are spoked and the instrument cluster comprising a single circular display.

In addition to Nero Ruvido, V7 III Stone is available in two new and attractive satin finish color schemes , Grigio Granitico and Rosso Rovente.

V7 III Stone is also available in the Night Pack variation, characterized by significant stylistic and functional changes, the first of which is the implementation of new LED lights which ensure significant lighting power for the headlight, turn indicators and taillight.

This version, aesthetically defined by the low positioning of the headlight and instrument cluster, boasts a new rear mudguard, short and sleek, into which the brake light bracket and license plate holder are integrated.

The dedicated saddle is characterized by heat welding and enhanced with the embroidered Moto Guzzi logo. V7 III Stone Night Pack is available with the classic Nero Ruvido livery or in the Bronzo Levigato and Blu Pungente variations.

 V7 III Stone S

The only member of the 2020 V7 III family to be produced in a limited edition, Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S will be manufactured in just 750 units, a number that evokes the engine capacity of the “seven-fifty” from Mandello. To further highlight the exclusive nature of this particular version, the serial number of the model is engraved on the handlebar riser.

The distinctive elements that make the new Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S immediately recognizable are the beautiful satin chrome fuel tank, wrapped on the top by a black leather strap, and the full LED light clusters, including the headlight, taillight and turn indicators: a modern, high-tech spirit, seen for the first time on the “Night Pack” variation of the V7 III Stone, which also includes the lowered position of the headlight and instrument cluster and a shorter and sleeker rear mudguard. All of this, along with brand new “bar end” rear view mirrors, give the Stone S an even more slender and dynamic profile.

Another sporty touch comes in the form of numerous red details: the ever-present Eagle on both sides of the fuel tank, the shock absorber springs and the elegant red stitching that enhances the special dedicated saddle, upholstered in water-repellent Alcantara®, an entirely weather resistant material. The equipment package also includes an anodized black locking fuel cap made from aluminum billet and the side panels, also in aluminum with a dedicated logo.

The mechanical part is also elegantly dressed, with the throttle body covers in natural anodized aluminum and the cylinder heads with milled cooling fins.

Also new on the Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S are the high-performance Dunlop Arrowmax Streetsmart tires, emphasising the dynamic qualities of the Eagle brand’s “seven-fifty” in its most recent and brand-new sporty interpretation.

 V7 III Special

 Of the V7 models, this is the one that comes closest to the spirit of the original model. Classic and elegant, it features numerous chrome parts and decidedly bright graphics. Like the famous 1975 V750 S3, it has the typical coloured stripe on the side fairings under the saddle that complements the matching horizontal band on the tank. The spoked wheels have polished channels and black hubs; the instrumentation is made up of dual circular displays and the chromium plated steel passenger grab handle comes standard. V7 III Special also has a saddle with “old school” stitching, elements that highlight its classic and elegant roots. It is available in the Nero Onice and Grigio 

Cristallo color variants.

 V7 III Rough

 This version stands out for its knobby tyres mounted on spoked wheel rims and the many details that give the V7 III Rough its urban/country look. The equipment is completed with the dedicated saddle with stitching, passenger grab strap and the pair of aluminium side fairings. The mudguards are made of the same high-quality material. The headlight frame is painted black and the fork stanchions are protected by classic rubber dust covers. Another Moto Guzzi style proposal that sees the V7 III transform into a true factory special thanks to just a few skilful touches. V7 III Rough is available in the Grigio Grafite and Verde Mimetico colors.

 V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary

Moto Guzzi V7 Racer has always been the ambassador of the V7 range, the model with the sportiest spirit of all. Born in 2010 and developed in 2015 with the arrival of the V7 II Racer and in 2017 with the birth of the third generation, in 2020, the Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer reinvents its self once again, and does so in accordance with tradition of course, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the first model’s birth.

The new Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary differs significantly from the previous version in terms of its front view, where a new top fairing with incorporated windshield stands out, sleek and sporty, in line with the traits of authentic Café Racer style. The top fairing is enhanced with dedicated red graphics – also picked up on the saddle cover hump – which flaunt the “10th Anniversary” celebratory detail.

At the centre of the top fairing is the new, full LED headlight, just as the taillight and turn indicators are also LED. A modern and dynamic look also emphasized by a thinner and sleeker rear mudguard, and by brand new “bar end” rear view mirrors.

Numerous style features hark back to previous versions of the Café Racer from Mandello, all tributes to its ten-year heritage: the fuel tank, wrapped on top with the classic leather belt, does away with satin look chrome to return to the beautiful glossy chrome that characterized the original 2010 model, while other distinctive V7 Racer and V7 II Racer traits reappear on the racing number plates, namely the number 7 and red edging with Italian flag detail.

As for the rest, Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary retains the fundamental characteristics of a model that has become iconic, such as the frame and the swingarm painted in “Rosso Corsa” (racing red), an explicit reference to the 1971 V7 Sport, nicknamed, in fact, “telaio rosso” (red frame); the semi-handlebars, the splendid, humped saddle, now enhanced with red stitching, that has a single-seat look but is approved for two-up riding as well: in fact, it has pillion foot pegs, whereas the seat cover can be easily removed when necessary. The spoked wheel rims have black channels and red Moto Guzzi stickers like the other sport models from the Eagle Brand, including the Audace muscle bike.

Produced as always in a numbered edition, as indicated by the plate located on the upper steering yoke, V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary is not only the sportiest in the range, but also the model with the most prestigious parts, once again demonstrating Moto Guzzi’s ability to create true custom models. These include the rear-set machined from solid adjustable footpegs, the lightened steering stem and the steering yoke guard. Another feature worth mentioning is the extensive use of black anodized aluminum. This artisan treatment, which requires superb craftsmanship, characterizes the side fairings and the throttle body guards.

The V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary, like the new Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S, is also shod with new Dunlop Arrowmax Streetsmart tires, higher performance, so you can fully enjoy the dynamic qualities of the Café Racer from Mandello.


Original Moto Guzzi accessories: a wider and wider range

After the success achieved on V7 and V7 II, the Moto Guzzi Garage customization philosophy continues on the V7 III as well. This means that there are countless accessories available so that you can personalize your motorcycle in a fun and safe way, creating a true made to measure special. All of the parts have been conceived, designed and made by Moto Guzzi and they are subjected to strict control test cycles just like any other original part on the bike in order to guarantee a quality and long-lasting product. Since they have been conceived and fine tuned by Moto Guzzi they are perfectly interchangeable with the factory parts, allowing you to easily revert your bike to its original configuration. They are also fully approved and therefore absolutely “street legal”.

 Owning and riding a V7 is now even more pleasurable

The third generation of the “seven-fifty” from Mandello will continue to be the Moto Guzzi entry-level model. Easy to ride and one of the most contained in the category in terms of its size and weight, it also flaunts a strong and authentic character, typical of all Moto Guzzi bikes, much of which is shown off by the transversal V-twin engine, a one-of-a-kind configuration. The primary goals steering this evolution had to do with style, standard equipment and performance on the road, in other words, aspects that influence the pleasure of owning and riding a V7.

V7 III retains the stylistic personality of the model, characterized by a design that communicates with shapes inspired by Moto Guzzi heritage and modern motorcycle requirements. The first impression is that you are in the presence of a mature and sturdy bike, a sensation due primarily to the presence of dual pipe exhaust manifolds and engine heads, both with generous dimensions, despite V7 III proving to be one of the most accessible and sleekest motorcycles. On the other hand, the metal fuel tank has not changed, with its excellent 21-litre capacity and style inspired, as ever, by that of the magnificent 1971 V7 Sport. Also standing out for their refined style are the injector covers and side fairings with their sleek shape. Each of the V7 III versions has a dedicated saddle with brand new graphics and coverings. V7 III Stone and Rough adopt a single circular instrument display, in line with their image as essential motorcycles. Meanwhile, the Special and Racer versions feature a second circular display for the rev counter. The speedometer has an analogue dial, while all other information is contained in the digital box: odometer, partial and daily trip (resets automatically eight hours after being switched off), trip time, instantaneous and average consumption, air temperature, average speed and the MGCT (traction control) level, as well as the engaged gear indicator, for which the minimum and maximum rpm value can be adjusted by the user. This way, you can control a predetermined engine rpm range, to run in the bike as effectively as possible or to reduce fuel consumption to a minimum for example. The rider interacts with the instrumentation using the button on the right-hand electrical block. The rich catalogue of dedicated accessories also includes MOTO GUZZI MIA, the Moto Guzzi multimedia platform that connects your smartphone to the vehicle, providing an exceptional quantity of information handy for your trip.

Chassis: a guarantee of quality in the Moto Guzzi tradition

Moto Guzzi is renowned for its ability to design exceptional chassis. The delightful ride of the V7 has its origins in the distant past: in 1970, after a highly demanding series of tests, the V7 Police won the selection to join the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) team, demonstrating the Larian brand’s authority on the matter even overseas. The steel frame maintains the double cradle tubular layout and the same weight distribution (46% front; 54% rear) typical of recent V7 tradition; the third generation introduces an entirely revamped and reinforced front end with different steering geometry to guarantee greater dynamic performance through the turns, as well as better handling and stability. Particular attention has been paid to the painstaking care and finish of the details, including the welding and paintwork. The rear suspension system relies on a pair of Kayaba shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload: thanks to their superior quality and the inclination on the fixing point to the frame, they provide a progressive and controlled response in any situation, even when riding two-up. The passenger can count on a comfortable seating position, thanks to the low and forward positioning of the foot pegs. The saddle-handlebar-footpeg triangulation is ideally spaced for riders of any height thanks to the lower saddle (770 mm from the ground) and the correct positioning of the aluminum footpegs.

 Small block engine: unique character and sound

There are many excellent twin cylinder engines in the world, but there is only one transverse V and it is the Moto Guzzi twin, born in 1967 thanks to the ingenious intuition of Giulio Cesare Carcano and characterized by a unique cylinder configuration that made it an integral part of the bike’s design, like a true modern art metallic sculpture. In the small block version, it has arrived at its third evolution and has been completely revamped with respect to the unit that equipped the V7 II, with the goal of boosting riding pleasure to the max, as well as guaranteeing higher performance and reliability.

The aluminum crankcase, stiffened at its central points, adopts a crankshaft with inertia calculated so as to ensure pep and an adequate engine brake. The lubrication system in the crankcase is designed to dissipate the heat in the best possible way and reduce power absorption in favor of both performance and a reduction in fuel consumption. There is also a ventilation system that reduces power loss owing to the internal pumping of the crankcase chambers and a reduced capacity oil pump capable of absorbing less power. The oil pump intake duct is new, as is the related by-pass valve and piston cooling oil jets have been introduced that have a flow control and management valve. The alternator cover includes the blow-by gas output.

The changes introduced a year ago also concerned the high part of the engine, with entirely new cylinder heads, pistons and cylinders in aluminum with respect to the V7 II, although the bore and stroke, and therefore the engine displacement, remain the same, a choice that sees V7 III confirm its place as a Moto Guzzi entry-level motorcycle range. As per tradition, timing is controlled by a pushrod and rockers system with 2 valves per cylinder, but arranged in an inclined position (more efficient) in the head. The fuel system is entrusted to a single-body Marelli electronic injection system managed by an electronic control unit. The exhaust system is complete with dual pipe manifolds that help to improve thermal insulation. With the auxiliary air system intake in the heads, combined with the trivalent catalytic converter, the double lambda probe and the engine design, the Moto Guzzi twin 750 complies with the Euro 4 standard.

Power reaches a maximum of 52 hp at 6200 rpm, while maximum torque comes in at 60 Nm at 4900 rpm, with a truly flat torque curve that promise ease of use combined, as ever, with that typical character and rapid response of a Moto Guzzi engine. A reduced-power version is also available, in line with the limitations set by the A2 class driver’s license and ideal for new Guzzi riders, who can also count on a contained total weight and size and the general ease of riding ensured by all V7 III versions. Another innovative aspect of the Moto Guzzi engine is the 170 mm dry single disc clutch that increases sturdiness and reliability over time, also decreasing the load on the lever at the handlebar, all to the advantage of modulability and riding comfort. The six speed gearbox, precise and smooth in shifting, remains unchanged compared to the V7 II, but it benefits from a different ratio for first and sixth gear, both slightly lengthened, handy for taking better advantage of the engine’s torque and power features.

Safety: a Moto Guzzi asset

 Moto Guzzi has always been at the top of its game when it comes to safety aspects. V7 III has an ABS braking system and an adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system that can also be disabled. The former is a two-channel Continental system that prevents the wheels from locking up, whereas the latter is a system that prevents rear wheel spin in acceleration. The MGCT system is adjustable to two sensitivity levels, one more conservative and ideal, for example, in poor grip situations due to wet or slippery asphalt and the other is designed to cater to the thrill of riding in safety on dry roads. Another peculiarity of the MGCT system is the possibility to recalibrate rear tire circumference, compensating for any wear or the use of a tire with a different profile than the original so that the traction control will always be precise.


Engine capacity



Distribution    744 cc

80 mm

74 mm

2 valves with light alloy pushrods and rockers

Max Power    38 kW (52 hp) at 6200 rpm

Maximum torque at crankshaft    60 Nm at 4900 rpm

Exhaust system    3-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe





Headstock angle    Air

double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable elements.

1445 mm

106 mm


Front suspension

Travel:    Ø 40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork

130 mm

Rear suspension

Travel:    die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload

93 mm (80 mm shock absorber stroke)

Front brake    Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo callipers with 4 differently sized opposed pistons

Rear brake    Ø 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons

Front wheel    18″ in lightweight alloy (spoked for Special/Racer/Rough) 100/90 (110/80 R18 alternatively)

Rear wheel    17″ in lightweight allow (spoked for Special/Racer/Rough) 130/80

Seat height



Minimum ground clearance    770 mm

2,185 mm

1,100 mm

150 mm

Fuel tank capacity    21 litres (including 4 litre reserve)

Dry weight    189 kg (Special, Rough 193 kg)

Kerb weight*    209 kg (Special, Rough 213 kg)

    * Weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and with 90% fuel.

Consumption (WMTC cycle)    5.5 l/100 km (Racer 5.7 l/100 km)

CO2 Emissions (WMTC cycle)    128 g/km (Racer 132 g/km)

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