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2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special EICMA 2013 Review
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special EICMA 2013
Touring bikes don’t have to be as big as bulldozers.
A special Milan, Italy, EICMA 2013 show version of the V7 Special EICMA 2013 inspired by the 1974 Moto Guzzi 750S with gloss black paint and classic orange racing stripe.
Looking for classic retro style with the guts and go-for-it attitude to do some touring, too? The Moto Guzzi V7 Special EICMA 2013 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 EICMA 2013 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 EICMA 2013 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 EICMA 2013 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 EICMA 2013 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 EICMA 2013 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 EICMA 2013.
The rest of the V7 Special EICMA 2013 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 EICMA 2013 will be available in U.S. dealerships.
As with all of Moto Guzzi’s on-road motorcycles, the V7 Special EICMA 2013 comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and roadside assistance for one year.
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special EICMA 2013 – Features and Benefits
AN EVOLUTION THAT RESPECTS TRADITION
This is the closest to the original V7 concept, not only because it shares its name with the first V7 signed by Lino Tonti, but because if faithfully cites the same riding philosophy, that of a touring bike with sophisticated finishings and exclusive technical solutions.
In 1967 the first big Italian motorcycle appeared on the motorcycle market: the Moto Guzzi V7. Now forty-three years later, for a limited time it will appear in the Australian market with lots of exciting extras.
When the V7 was first released in 1967, it was an immediate success and with its success came a worldwide admiration for the Moto Guzzi brand. Forty years later with youthful memories Moto Guzzi designers set about re designing the V7, the result a motorcycle that hails the style of the original V7 but with all the modern technology that the legendary ancestor could never have.
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special EICMA 2013 – Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Special Model
Type 90° V-twin 4-stroke
Capacity 744 cc
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
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
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
Brake system Brembo
Front brake 320 mm Ã˜ 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
Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.