2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Scrambler Review
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Scrambler on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
THE NEW V7 II RANGE, RAISES THE BAR IN TERMS OF SAFETY AND STANDARD EQUIPMENT AND RIDING COMFORT….
THE V7 II SCAMBLER BRINGS BACK A LOOK THAT SINCE THE ‘70S IS SYNONYMOUS WITH FREEDOM. THE 2-IN-1 HIGH MOUNTED ARROW EXHAUST IS A WORK OF ART WITH ITS INGENIOUS ARCHITECTURE THAT IS BEST COMBINED WITH THE TWO-TONE “ESSETRE” GRAPHICS INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS 1975 V750 S3.
* Note, vehicle shown with optional offroad use tires.
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Scrambler www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Scrambler www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Easy to ride. Hard to stop riding.
V7 II is now safer thanks to the standard dual channel Continental ABS system and traction control (Moto Guzzi Controllo Trazione) and more enjoyable to ride thanks to a new 6 speed gearbox. The revised engine position and improved ergonomics have greatly enhanced riding comfort. Seat is now lower at 31.1 inches – 790 mm as opposed to the previous 31.6 in – 805mm, also the footpegs have been lowered to make room for taller riders. The new riding position lets the rider enjoy the full benefits of the changes that have been made to the chassis which have made the front end more precise and efficient. All these improvements contribute to fully meet expectations in terms of aesthetics and riding pleasure.
The exclusive V7 II Scrambler is based on V7 II Special with its new graphics, spoked wheels and attention to detail to deliver a classic and timeless style for an identity that is in perfect sync with the scrambler spirit. The new Azzurro Essetre and Rosso Essetre color schemes inspired by ‘70s are complemented by the contrast with new V7 II frame welding where brighter and deeper paint has been applied to enhance the ingenious architecture.
The rest of the bike is the perfect combination between caromed and blacked out parts, now also extended to the tail light assembly and the new brake and clutch levers. The final touch are the hand satin aluminum number plates, machined to perfection adding to the distinctly scrambler look.
V7 – History of Evolution
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.
The completely re-engineered engine still relies on the engineering that made the Moto Guzzi V750 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 transversal 90° V-twin 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 fuel tank brings with it a superior metal construction is light and allows a record fuel capacity for a bike of this size with 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 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.
As with all of Moto Guzzi’s on-road motorcycles, the V7 II Scrambler ABS comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and roadside assistance for one year.
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Scrambler – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10990 USD
Type 90° V-twin 4-stroke
Capacity 744 cc
Maximum power 47 HP (35 kW) @ 6,250 rpm
Maximum torque 44 ft-lbs (60 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Fuel system Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system Three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Lubrication forced circulation with lobe pump – circuit capacity: 1.78 Kg
Final drive 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, 130 mm wheel travel
Rear suspension Die-cast light alloy swing arm with 2 preload adjustable shock absorbers, 111 mm wheel travel
Brake system Brembo
Front brake 320 mm stainless steel disc, Brembo 4 piston caliper (ABS can be disengaged)
Rear brake 260 mm stainless steel disc, floating 2 piston caliper
Wheels Spoked polished aluminium wheel rims
Front wheel 18″, 100/90
Rear wheel 17″, 130/80
Length 86.7 in. (2,203 mm)
Height 43.8 in. (1,115 mm)
Saddle height 31.1 in (790 mm)
Curb weight 419 lbs (190 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 5.8 gallons (22 liters)
Reserve .66 Gallons (2.5 liters)
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Scrambler – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Scrambler – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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