Of all the V7 models, this classic, elegant bike remains closest to the spirit of the original, as demonstrated in its many chrome details and the distinctive contrasting stripes on the under-seat side panels which complement the horizontal band running down the spine of the fuel tank which, like the side panels, also features updated glossy artwork.
The spoked wheel rims have polished channels and black hubs, the analogue dual-display instrument panel features an LCD screen which provides a host of information, while the chrome-plated steel passenger grab handle comes as a standard feature. The V7 III makes an additional nod to its classic, refined lineage with its seat finished in “old school” stitching
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SMALL BLOCK ENGINE: UNIQUE CHARACTER AND SOUND
The 2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special 90° transverse V-twin engine is unique in the world. It was developed not only with performance and reliability in mind but also to provide absolute riding pleasure and entertaining on-road experience.
The engine contains a driveshaft calculated to deliver more liveliness during inertia and enhanced engine braking, while the piston cooling oil jets come with flow control and management valve. The exhaust comes with dual pipe manifolds for improved thermal insulation.
The 744cc-cylinder confirms the V7 III as the Moto Guzzi entry-level motorcycle. With a maximum power of 52 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 60Nm of torque at 4900 rpm, and a flat torque curve, the V7 III combines ease of use with the character and quick response synonymous with Moto Guzzi engines.
A reduced-power version is also available, which meets the parameters of the A2 class driver’s license. Ideal for new Guzzi riders with its reduced weight and bulk, it still delivers the smooth-riding experience to be expected in any bike in the V7 III family.
SAFETY: THE MOTO GUZZI HERITAGE
The Special is equipped with ABS and adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system which can be disabled if required. The former is a dual-channel Continental unit designed to ensure the wheels don’t lock up; while the latter is a system which prevents rear wheel spin during acceleration. MCTC has two settings: a more conservative option ideal for reduced grip conditions such as wet or slippery roads. Plus another designed for a safe, yet thrilling ride on dry surfaces.
MOTO GUZZI MEDIA PLATFORM CONNECTING V7 III TO THE WORLD
The V7 III range offers the Moto Guzzi multimedia platform as an optional extra. MG-MP is an innovative system which connects the bike to the rider’s smartphone through a dedicated app. This is downloadable for free from the Apple Store and Google Play. Compatible with both iPhone and Android, the phone essentially becomes the link between bike and Internet, creating a sophisticated multifunctional onboard computer.