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2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa Review | First Look

2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa

With its trademark “flying” V-Twin with air-cooled cylinder heads jutting outward from beneath the sculpted fuel tank and its classic styling, the Moto Guzzi V7 has been an iconic Italian motorcycle for nearly six decades.

Paul d’Orléans, founder of The Vintagent and curator of numerous motorcycle exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, chose a 1975 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport as part of the “Silver Shotgun” exhibit that highlighted Italian motorcycle design in the 1970s.

Related: Silver Shotgun: Italian Motorcycle Design of the 1970s

2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa

The latest iteration of this legendary model, the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa, made a surprise debut during the 2023 Moto Guzzi Open House, captivating thousands of enthusiastic fans who gathered in Mandello del Lario, Italy, for this highly anticipated event, a favorite of Guzzisti worldwide.

The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa represents a return to the V7’s classic sportiness with modern amenities, marked by its elegant lines that flow from the small fairing to the solo-style saddle (the passenger portion forms the cafe racer “hump”). These design elements evoke the thrilling ambiance of bygone racing eras, which was rekindled in 2019 with the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance – a single-brand racing series that has allowed many riders to enjoy the thrill of racing on V7 machines.

Related: 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone | First Ride Review

2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa

The V7 Stone Corsa has a vibrant two-tone livery, with a metallic gray color accentuated by a bold red stripe that runs vertically along the top fairing, extending to the lower part of the fuel tank and to the side panels. To complete the racing aesthetic, an optional color-matched cowl is available for the rear portion of the saddle, enhancing the single-seat configuration.

The equipment package further elevates the V7 Stone Corsa’s aesthetics and performance, with bar-end mirrors, a black anodized billet aluminum fuel cap, and a distinctive plate on the handlebar clamp denoting the Corsa’s special status. The fork gaiters found on the standard V7 Stone have been removed to give the V7 Stone Corsa a sleeker appearance.

2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa

Powering the V7 Stone Corsa is an air-cooled 853cc 90-degree V-Twin with 2 valves per cylinder that makes a claimed 65 hp at 6,800 rpm and 54 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm, and it has a 6-speed transmission. Suspension consists of a nonadjustable 40mm fork and dual preload-adjustable shocks. It rolls on cast wheels – 18-inch front, 17-inch rear – and has Brembo brakes, with a 4-piston caliper squeezing a 320mm disc in front and a 2-piston caliper squeezing a 260mm disc out back.

Standard features include ABS, traction control, and LED lighting. The V7 Stone Corsa has a 30.7-inch seat height, a 5.5-gallon fuel tank, and a wet weight of 481 lb (tank 90% full).

The 2024 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Corsa will retail for $9,690. Find out more at the Moto Guzzi website.

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Moto Guzzi V7 gets major revamp for 2021

2021 Moto Guzzi V7 850

Since Guzzi brought the V7 back to market almost 15 years ago little really changed over that time but 2021 sees a major overhaul of the most affordable Moto Guzzi platform. 

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

The 52 horsepower 744 cc engine has been retired and in its place a new 850 engine based on the unit we have already sampled and praised in the V 85 TT. The manufacturer describing it as the most modern engine build from Mandello.

The new V7 powerplant is based on the V 85 architecture and design

The new donk sees torque increased from 60 to 73 Nm. More than 80 per cent of that number is delivered to the revised shaft drive system and wider 150/70 rear tyre by 3000 rpm. 

A new updated 850 cc engine boosts power by 25 per cent

The V7 doesn’t get the fully 80 ponies of the V 85 TT as the V7 version of the motor, which Guzzi state is only based on the V 85 architecture and design, rather than an exact copy of that motor. The V7 engine is pegged back to 65 horsepower. Poo. On the upside it promises much smoother running with reductions in NVH, greater efficiency and reduced maintenance. 

A larger rear wheel and bigger mufflers

The rear shocks are updated with a new set of longer travel Kayaba items.

Longer travel rear shocks and a new seat

Styling also tweaked with a shorter rear mudguard and new side panels.

The 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Special will be available in two colour options

Guzzi promise better comfort due to new foot-pegs and two-tier seat.

New seat and pegs

The new V7 comes standard with Moto Guzzi’s switchable traction control system.

The steel frame has also been revised

The roman numerals are dropped from the name, with the bikes featuring 850 on the bodywork instead. Two versions will be made available at launch:  the minimalistic V7 Stone while the V7 Special gets a bit more of the classic treatment.

The Special rides on classic spoked rims.

A full LED headlight including a DRL in the shape of the Moto Guzzi Eagle lights the way forward on the Stone.

LED headlight including a DRL in the shape of the Moto Guzzi Eagle

Moto Guzzi also kept the dash simple on the Stone with a new circular LCD. 

The LCD dash from the V7 Stone

The Special receives a conventional set of dual clocks and rides on classic spoked rims. 

Special receives a conventional set of dual clocks

The 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone will be available in three satin colour options: Nero Ruvido, Azzurro Ghiaccio and Arancione Rame, while the V7 Special will be available in Blu Formale and Grigio Casual.

We’re still waiting to see full specs, and Australian pricing and availability.

Source: MCNews.com.au