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2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special



2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special Review

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V7 II SPECIAL IS THE ONE THAT COMES CLOSEST TO THE ORIGINAL SPIRIT OF ITS ANCESTOR, STARTING FROM THE TWO-TONE “ESSETRE” GRAPHICS INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS 1975 V750 S3…

THE NEW V7 II RANGE, RAISES THE BAR IN TERMS OF SAFETY AND STANDARD EQUIPMENT AND RIDING COMFORT.


V7 SECOND GENERATION: COMPLETELY NEW, INFINITE VERSIONS

The second generation of the Moto Guzzi V7 keeps the stylistic personality of its predecessor intact: a design that dialogues between Moto Guzzi shapes from the past combined with the needs of a modern bike capable of satisfying the widest possible range of enthusiasts.
At the same time, Moto Guzzi V7 II is a completely new bike in terms of technology, powertrain, ergonomics, safety, construction quality and finish and riding pleasure.
Moto Guzzi V7 II also marks a decisive turning point in the quality and wide range of Moto Guzzi accessories.

But that’s not all: another extremely important aspect was the design and development of numerous parts in order to allow each customer to personalise his or her V7 to the extent that it becomes a true “special” in the most diverse interpretations, from the Dark Rider to the Scrambler, from the Legend to the Dapper. This multiplies the V7 II exponentially with respect to the three standard versions and allows each Guzzista to create a completely unique, original and “tailor made” vehicles which is still entirely compatible with the basic version. This is a new Moto Guzzi strategy that confirms the V7 as an extraordinary platform for the creation of special bikes, thanks in part to the enthusiasm with which the greatest customizers in the world take on transformations of Guzzi models into unique, magazine cover works of art.

V7 SPECIAL: CLASSIC AND ELEGANT-

Of the V7 versions this is the one that most approaches the original spirit of its ancestor, beginning from its graphics, christened “Essetre” (S3) and inspired by the famous 1975 V750 S3. Following this graphic concept, the V7 II now has three glossy colour bases: classic black with orange stripes to faithfully revisit the colours of its famous ancestor and two brand new schemes on metallic red and light blue with a silver stripe.
The tank on both bears the historic embossed logo and the wheels, spoked with lightweight alloy rim channels, are also done in black finish instead of chrome. As with the Stone, the Special also has a new frame that stands out, besides for the different engine and shock absorber mounting distances, for an improved finish in terms of welding and paintwork, as well as for the redesigned black brake and clutch levers and the new rear light cluster. Unlike the Stone and the Racer, the V7 Special has a fork stanchion protector instead of the dust boots that are fitted on the other models in the range.

V7 II: AN EXTRA GEAR-

The Moto Guzzi V7 II was born out of the radical and energetic work done on the engine and the chassis where every possible path was explored to increase the level of safety, ergonomics and comfort – in short, the pleasure of riding.
It’s not just an expression, the V7 truly has an extra gear. All it takes is one look at the completely redesigned gearbox that completes the engine revamping launched in 2012 with the thermal part, electronic management and the fuel system, continued this year with a new alternator and the introduction of forced lubrication with an oil pump.
The six gear spacing allowed the first and last two ratios to be reduced, decreasing the drop in rpm between one gear and the next. For everyday riding this means a better response, even in the use of torque, and even lower fuel consumption.
The primary drive ratio has also been changed, going from 16:21 to 18:23. Along with the gearbox the clutch was also improved, with modifications to the lever, the linkage and the cable in order to achieve a softer action and a more even release.

TOTAL SAFETY-

Moto Guzzi has always been at the top of its game when it comes to safety aspects as well.
The 1973 V750 S was one of the first bikes in the world to have dual front disc brakes, followed by the S3 with a disc on the rear as well. In 1975 the Moto Guzzi 850 T3 introduced combined braking, called “integral” used through 2011 on the California ’90 Anniversario. The purpose of this device was to reduce stopping distances and dynamic stability in braking – basically an pioneer ABS system. Today Moto Guzzi continues developing solutions to increase active safety for the rider and on the V7 II the ABS and MGCT (Moto Guzzi Controllo Trazione) systems are introduced.
The former is a Continental two-channel unit, whereas the latter is a system passed down from the California 1400, simplified in operation, which adapts to the vehicle speed, springing into action based on the difference in speed between the front and rear wheel.
Among other things, the system allows the tyre contact surface with the ground to be recalibrated, thereby compensating for any wear or the use of units that have a profile different than the original standard equipment.

NEW SIZES-

Looking at the V7 II for the first time, the trained eye of an enthusiast may sense an initial significant difference: the bike appears to be longer and more front-loaded.
It may seem like an optical illusion, but it is something more: the engine has been tilted 4° toward the front axle and lowered 10 mm compared to the previous model. The proof is in the pudding: three centimetres of knee room were added which, thanks to the new footpegs, lowered 25 mm provide a comfortable seating position even for riders who are a few centimetres taller than average.
Besides comfort, the Moto Guzzi V7 II is a whole other bike in terms of riding pleasure.
All you have to do is squeeze the clutch and engage the gear to appreciate a soft and quiet action which was unheard of on the previous five speed gearbox.
Once you are in the saddle, lowered to 790 mm from the previous height of 805, you’ll discover how the new saddle-handlebar-footpegs triangulation transmits the pleasant sensation of being in the bike and not on top of it like with the previous version.
The new riding position also allows you to fully enjoy the changes made to the chassis which, thanks to the new lower and farther forward position of the engine, have made it more communicative and efficient in demanding riding.
The rear axle has also been re-stabilised, increasing suspension negative travel by lowering the cardan final drive output 50 mm. This now allows greater tyre grip during load transfer, both in braking and direction changes.
Sure, the V7 II is not a bike designed to break track records, but even in that situation it is faster now than the previous version and then its direct competitors.

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.

V7 II Special now has 2 new bright color scheme, Azzurro Essetre and Rosso Essetre, are inspired by ‘70s 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. Chromed parts, spoked wheels, attention to detail, classic and timeless style for an identity that evolves whilst still remaining true to itself.

 



2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Of the V7’s, this is the closest to the spirit of its ancestor, starting with the “Essetre” graphics reminiscent of the V750 S3 of 1975.

Based on this, the new V7 II Special now has three glossy color variants.

Chrome finishes, spoked wheels, attention to detail and refined two-tone graphics proudly express the style of the V7 II Special.



 

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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.

The Moto Guzzi V7 II Special ABS, prestigiously manufactured in the iconic Mandello Del Lario (Italy) factory, is now available in U.S. dealerships.

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






 

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD

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2017 Moto Guzzi V7 II Special – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10290 CDN

ENGINE
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

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speed
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
ABS Standard

DIMENSIONS
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 Special – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE
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

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speed
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
ABS Standard

DIMENSIONS
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)



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