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Moto Guzzi: The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production is celebrating their connection with the Royal Italian navy by punting out a beauty bike – and she’s going to be blessed with special livery inspired by the Navy’s F-35B fighter jets. 

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale symbolizes an alliance of over 100 years, and celebrates the fantastic legacy of Moto Guzzi founders (and friends) Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, who served in the Italian Royal Navy’s Aeronautical Arm in WWI.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

“..the two friends, and pilot Giovanni Ravelli, decided to go into motorcycle manufacturing once the conflict ended,” states the press release.

“Ravelli was killed in an accident in 1919 and was unable to achieve his dream. Guzzi and Parodi chose the Eagle as their symbol in memory of their companion.”

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Thanks to Difesa Servizi S.p.A. (a label connected with the Italian Ministry of Defence), the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale sports the iconic ‘Aviazione Navale’ mark for the special production of the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, with the 1913 units representing the founding year of the Italian Navy proper.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Naturally, the bike is the same beautiful Mandello that we know and love, from the industry-leading adaptive aerodynamics, to the six-axis inertial platform, ABS cornering, semi-active suspensions and quickshifter, with the added bonus of a tyre pressure monitoring system and heated handlegrips. 

Ducati's all-new Monster SP, debuted for Episode 2 of the Ducati World Premiere. Media sourced from Ducati's relevant press release.
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Special for the Aviazione Navale edition is the added perk of a cover (one for each bike), and a commemorative plaque celebrating the Guzzi/Navy connection. 

What do you think?

Comment down below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from the relevant press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Moto Guzzi: The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production is celebrating their connection with the Royal Italian navy by punting out a beauty bike – and she’s going to be blessed with special livery inspired by the Navy’s F-35B fighter jets. 

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale symbolizes an alliance of over 100 years, and celebrates the fantastic legacy of Moto Guzzi founders (and friends) Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, who served in the Italian Royal Navy’s Aeronautical Arm in WWI.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

“..the two friends, and pilot Giovanni Ravelli, decided to go into motorcycle manufacturing once the conflict ended,” states the press release.

“Ravelli was killed in an accident in 1919 and was unable to achieve his dream. Guzzi and Parodi chose the Eagle as their symbol in memory of their companion.”

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Thanks to Difesa Servizi S.p.A. (a label connected with the Italian Ministry of Defence), the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale sports the iconic ‘Aviazione Navale’ mark for the special production of the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, with the 1913 units representing the founding year of the Italian Navy proper.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Naturally, the bike is the same beautiful Mandello that we know and love, from the industry-leading adaptive aerodynamics, to the six-axis inertial platform, ABS cornering, semi-active suspensions and quickshifter, with the added bonus of a tyre pressure monitoring system and heated handlegrips. 

Ducati's all-new Monster SP, debuted for Episode 2 of the Ducati World Premiere. Media sourced from Ducati's relevant press release.
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Special for the Aviazione Navale edition is the added perk of a cover (one for each bike), and a commemorative plaque celebrating the Guzzi/Navy connection. 

What do you think?

Comment down below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from the relevant press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Moto Guzzi: The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production is celebrating their connection with the Royal Italian navy by punting out a beauty bike – and she’s going to be blessed with special livery inspired by the Navy’s F-35B fighter jets. 

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale symbolizes an alliance of over 100 years, and celebrates the fantastic legacy of Moto Guzzi founders (and friends) Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, who served in the Italian Royal Navy’s Aeronautical Arm in WWI.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

“..the two friends, and pilot Giovanni Ravelli, decided to go into motorcycle manufacturing once the conflict ended,” states the press release.

“Ravelli was killed in an accident in 1919 and was unable to achieve his dream. Guzzi and Parodi chose the Eagle as their symbol in memory of their companion.”

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Thanks to Difesa Servizi S.p.A. (a label connected with the Italian Ministry of Defence), the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale sports the iconic ‘Aviazione Navale’ mark for the special production of the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, with the 1913 units representing the founding year of the Italian Navy proper.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Naturally, the bike is the same beautiful Mandello that we know and love, from the industry-leading adaptive aerodynamics, to the six-axis inertial platform, ABS cornering, semi-active suspensions and quickshifter, with the added bonus of a tyre pressure monitoring system and heated handlegrips. 

Ducati's all-new Monster SP, debuted for Episode 2 of the Ducati World Premiere. Media sourced from Ducati's relevant press release.
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Special for the Aviazione Navale edition is the added perk of a cover (one for each bike), and a commemorative plaque celebrating the Guzzi/Navy connection. 

What do you think?

Comment down below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from the relevant press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Moto Guzzi: The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production is celebrating their connection with the Royal Italian navy by punting out a beauty bike – and she’s going to be blessed with special livery inspired by the Navy’s F-35B fighter jets. 

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale symbolizes an alliance of over 100 years, and celebrates the fantastic legacy of Moto Guzzi founders (and friends) Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, who served in the Italian Royal Navy’s Aeronautical Arm in WWI.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

“..the two friends, and pilot Giovanni Ravelli, decided to go into motorcycle manufacturing once the conflict ended,” states the press release.

“Ravelli was killed in an accident in 1919 and was unable to achieve his dream. Guzzi and Parodi chose the Eagle as their symbol in memory of their companion.”

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Thanks to Difesa Servizi S.p.A. (a label connected with the Italian Ministry of Defence), the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale sports the iconic ‘Aviazione Navale’ mark for the special production of the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, with the 1913 units representing the founding year of the Italian Navy proper.

The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Naturally, the bike is the same beautiful Mandello that we know and love, from the industry-leading adaptive aerodynamics, to the six-axis inertial platform, ABS cornering, semi-active suspensions and quickshifter, with the added bonus of a tyre pressure monitoring system and heated handlegrips. 

Ducati's all-new Monster SP, debuted for Episode 2 of the Ducati World Premiere. Media sourced from Ducati's relevant press release.
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi's press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography
The Limited V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, celebrating the connection with the Italian Navy. Media sourced from Moto Guzzi’s press release. © Francesco Vignali Photography

Special for the Aviazione Navale edition is the added perk of a cover (one for each bike), and a commemorative plaque celebrating the Guzzi/Navy connection. 

What do you think?

Comment down below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from the relevant press release*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Cathedral of Moto Guzzi officially opens

Riders and fans of Moto Guzzi are invited to taste Italian cuisine and motorbikes at the inaugural Festival of Moto Guzzi on 11-13 March.

The event will be held on large acreage in the beautiful rolling hills around Yea, Victoria, just 1.5 hours north of Melbourne.

A highlight of the weekend will be the opening of the Cathedral of Moto Guzzi which houses the largest collection of the Italian marque’s motorcycles in the Southern Hemisphere.

Moto Guzzi Cathedral

It was assembled over five years by a small group of passionate Moto Guzzi enthusiasts.

It features the private collection of more than 170 Moto Guzzi motorcycles owned by Moto Guzzi doyen, Teo Lamers, who describes himself as a “motorcycle-racist”.

Teo Lamers of the Moto Guzzi Cathedral

“There are many better bikes however you want to look at it, but, to me, a Moto Guzzi is more than just a bike,” he says.

“I know the people who make them. I know the village where they live. I know the restaurants. I’ve been going there for so long. I know how important the factory has been for Italy, for Mandello, to survive after the war.

“It’s the Italian culture, the language, the food, it’s the whole package. Italians are warm-blooded. They have this passion.

“I bought my first Moto Guzzi – a second-hand V700 from 1967 – at the age of about 19. I still remember when I started it up and feeling the engine go ‘boom, boom, boom, boom’. I rode it home and just fell in love with Moto Guzzi the brand from there.

“Riding a Moto Guzzi is a completely different feeling. The DNA of 100 years is in today’s range. The bikes are still exclusive. If you ride one, it draws people’s attention. You don’t get that with other brands.”

The Cathedral’s display is set over three levels with bikes grouped by model semblance to highlight the mechanical evolution. They are also developing a library and bar/café.

The Cathedral is open to the public for guided tours by appointment.

Meanwhile, the three-day Festival of Moto Guzzi includes:

  • Test rides of the latest Moto Guzzi range, including the V7 Special, V9 Bobber Centenario and V85 TT Travel
  • A rare opportunity to test ride a variety of classic Moto Guzzi models provided by Teo Lamers Motorcycles. These include a 1934 500 GTS; a 1947 250 Airone; a 1949 and 1951 Super Alce as well as a pair of Ercole, or Hercules, commercial models from the late 1950s – a shuttle bus and a hydraulic tipper with an Ariasi cabin. All bike tests are subject to availability.
  • Live entertainment from Mojo Mafia (Friday night) and Stoked (Saturday night)
  • Authentic Italian food by Giro d’Italia restaurant, Melbourne
  • Craft beer on tap by On Point Brewery from the nearby township of Alexandra
  • Handmade wines from the Victorian Pyrenees by David K. Jones Wines
  • Gelato by Buonissimo Gelato Melbourne
  • Barista coffee
  • Opportunity to get up close and personal with more than 170 rare and unique Moto Guzzi models at the Cathedral of Moto Guzzi
  • Special moto guests include a two-valve ‘Dr John’ Replica and two Magni prototypes by Barry Jones
  • Large camping ground on site with toilets and shower facilities
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LOCATION

Festival of Moto Guzzi: 526 Ti Tree Creek Road, Yea VIC 3717

Test rides to be conducted in the township of Yea (15km north of the Cathedral)

ADMISSION – $151.24 for the three days 

Tickets include:

  • A showbag upon arrival
  • Test rides on classic and current Moto Guzzi motorcycles
  • Italian lunch and dinners provided by Giro d’Italia Restaurant for all three days
  • Two gelato vouchers a day for two days
  • The use of camping grounds and facilities on the premises

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Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

EICMA 2021: Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Unveiled

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Moto Guzzi has officially showcased the V100 Mandello at EICMA 2021. The motorcycle was first revealed in September and was the first of a new generation of models to come. Now, the Italian marquee has shared information on all that it offers, and it certainly looks promising.

For starters, the V100 Mandello will be the first production motorcycle in the world to feature adaptive aerodynamics. The system automatically adjusts deflectors on either side of the fuel tank, depending on speed and riding mode. Moto Guzzi claims that the fully raised deflectors reduce air pressure on the rider by 22%. The windscreen is also electronically height-adjustable, and along with the adaptive aero tech, allows for the V100 Mandello to provide wind protection that’s on par with more substantial motorcycles. 

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

The V100 Mandello is also the first Moto Guzzi to feature a liquid-cooled engine, quick-shifter, six-axis IMU, and semi-active suspension. Powering the bike is a new 1042cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90° V-Twin engine that produces peak output figures of 115hp and 77.4lb-ft. This lightweight and compact engine is 103mm shorter than the V85 TT’s engine. Motorcycle.com points out that in traditional Moto Guzzi fashion, the engine is mounted with the cylinders pointing to either side ahead of the rider’s legs, so the new head design was also chosen to improve rider comfort. 

The engine is paired with a hydraulically-controlled wet clutch, with power delivered to the rear wheel via shaft drive encased in an aluminum single-sided swingarm. The swingarm is also directly connected to the suspension without a linkage.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello tank logo

As we mentioned above, this is the most technologically advanced motorcycle to leave the Moto Guzzi stable. Some of the electronics on offer include cornering ABS, cruise control, cornering lights, and four ride modes — Travel, Sport, Rain, and Road. Each of these manages three different engine mappings, four levels of traction control, three levels of engine braking, and calibration of the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension (on the higher-spec variant.

The V100 Mandello will be available in two variants. The higher-spec version will include the Öhlins semi-active suspension, along with a quick shifter, heated grips, and the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform as standard. The Moto Guzzi MIA allows you to connect your smartphone to the motorcycle, use voice assistance, and control navigation and music via handlebar-mounted controls. 

Prices for the 2022 Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello are yet to be revealed, and we shall post an update when they are available.



Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, And Vespa Will Be At EICMA 2021

The 78th edition of EICMA, arguably the biggest two-wheeler exhibition globally, is all set to take place between 23-28th November, later this year. Over the last few months, several manufacturers, including Honda, Yamaha, Triumph, Kymco, MV Agusta, Royal Enfield, and Benelli, have confirmed that they will be attending the event. Now, the Piaggio Group and the brands it entails – Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, And Vespa – have also confirmed their attendance to showcase their latest offerings.

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Earlier this month, Moto Guzzi celebrated turning a century old and announced plans for a redesigned factory in Mandello del Lario. The announcement also brought news of an all-new platform, the first product of which will be a V-twin motorcycle called the V100 Mandello. We expect the production motorcycle to be unveiled at EICMA 2021 and other 2022 models that the company has in store.

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Last year, EICMA didn’t occur due to the pandemic, and manufacturers will undoubtedly be looking to showcase what they’ve been working on for the previous few months. RideApart mentions how this iteration of EICMA will feel much more special than usual, as it represents a comeback – for Italy and the motorcycle industry – after the devastating year that was 2020. We definitely agree and are incredibly excited about all the new motorcycles and tech we’ll witness in a few weeks.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Fifth Annual Dario Sebaste Trophy To Be Held In Italy’s Beautiful Countryside

In 1922, a group of passionate motorcyclists decided to hold an amateur race, christened “8 of the Langhe”.

The route took riders from Cherasco to Narzole, past the Dolcetto di Dogliani vineyards and the typical Murazzano tomes.

A view of The Langhe, Piedmont, Italy.
The Langhe, Piedmont, Italy.

It wound through Calizzano, with the path twisting and turning beyond the Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, through the San Bernardino Pass and the province of Valle Tanaro, up a beautiful ascent to Garessio.

A view of Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Italy.

A quick break for well-made vittles at the popular Locanda del Mulino Val Casotto taverna, and onward by the Torre di Mondovì commune, to the Vicoforte Sanctuary of the Nativity of Mary, with an eventual finish in Cherasco at Salmour in the dome of the Parco dei Giganti where the competitors were to be awaited by the timekeepers.

The dome of the Parco dei Giganti
The dome of the Parco dei Giganti, Italy.

A gorgeous route – and one that came to an unfortunate halt in 1949. 

Where am I going with this, do you ask?

Well. 

Dario Sebaste; Italian nougat/hazelnut factory owner and ardent Moto Guzzi collector.
Dario Sebaste; Italian nougat/hazelnut factory owner and ardent Moto Guzzi collector.

According to a report from RideApart, an Italian nougat/hazelnut factory owner named Dario Sebaste was an ardent Moto Guzzi collector of his time and paid homage to this gorgeous piece of vintage moto history during his life.

With his passing in the 2010s, locals revived the race in his honor, calling it “The Dario Sebaste Trophy,” with the first race held in 2016.

A view of riders preparing for the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy amateur vintage motorcycle race.

Today, the Dario Sebaste Trophy attracts bikers from all over the country – with a special emphasis on riding vintage motorbikes. 

The four-day race does wonders for the area’s local communities, as it brings in extra funds to families that would otherwise rely on typical local income.

A side profile of the 3D blueprints of the Moto Xtreme 250 spreading around the internet

A view of riders at the final landmark of the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy amateur vintage motorcycle race.

Supported by the Amici Vecchie Moto di Sommariva Bosco, the Roero club, and the Club Ruote d’Epoca di Cherasco, the “four-leaf clover” course covers a wide expanse of land – up to 200km (124 miles) per day.

Care to be one of the 62 riders participating for next year?

A rider preparing to attend the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy

Expect to see a slew of Moto Guzzi, Gilera, MV Agusta, Aermacchi, and Ducati brand bikes from an older era, as well as an iconic bike from Sebaste’s own collection, to be fired up at the third leg of the course. 

The race starts August 26 and runs through August 29, 2021 – so make sure to check back for updates on the lucky winner of the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy!

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Moto Guzzi V7 gets boost from V85 TT

Moto Guzzi’s top-selling V7 will finally get a modified version of the 853cc engine from the new V85 TT adventure bike.

The fourth iteration of their best-selling model will still be called a V7, not V7 IV.

Unfortunately, Moto Guzzi Australia says we will have to wait until the middle of 2021 for the updated model to arrive. Meanwhile, we expect the prices of the current model may drop significantly.

There will be two versions, the alloy-wheeled V7 Stone and the spoke-wheeled V7 Special.

While power in the V85 TT is 59kW (80hp), the new V7 will only be 48kW (62hp).Moto Guzzi V7 Special

We’re not sure why it has be detuned, but it is still up 25% from the current V7 III.

Torque will be 73Nm which is up from the current output of 60Nm, but not as high as the V85 TT with 79Nm.

There are no other tech details yet, but expect a full suite of electronics.

Hopefully the bigger engine doesn’t come with more kerb weight as it is already a hefty 198kg. If it is lighter or the same weight, let’s hope it isn’t at the expense of the generous and practical 17-litre fuel tank.

Thankfully, it’s not water-cooled and retains much of the original styling that has made the bike such a popular stalwart of the Mandello manufacturer on beautiful Lake Como in Italy’s north.

The biggest changes are the sturdier looking rear end with a 20mm wider 150mm rear tyre visible under a shorter rear guard, chunkier cordon shaft drive and a more robust pair of Kayaba shock absorbers with longer travel.

Moto Guzzi V7 Special
V7 Special with chunkier rear

Moto Guzzi has also beefed up the front with steel elements in the headstock and the seat now as a higher rear section.

V7 Special

They now come with LED lighting that includes a daytime running light in the headlight in the shape of the Moto Guzzi Eagle.

There are also new instrument clusters.

On the Stone it is a single dial that is slightly off-centre a bit like the popular Ducati Scrambler, although not quite as asymmetrical.

V7 Stone, with its strong and minimalistic style.

The V7 Special gets dual dial analogue instruments with a separate speedo and tacho.

V7 Stone will come in three satin-finish colour schemes: Nero Ruvido (Black), Azzurro Ghiaccio (Blue) and Arancione Rame (Orange).

 V7 Special will be available in Blu Formale and Grigio Casual.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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