Seventh heaven: Moto Guzzi V7 gets all new tech and engine from V85TT
The V7 has been through a few evolutions since it returned in 2007 but the parts have remained pretty much the same until now.
Gone is the old 744cc motor in favor of a new 850cc engine based on the mill in the V85TT. It’s not the same engine though – Guzzi says it’s all new and with it comes different (read lower) power figures. Paired with this new bigger engine is a set of new bigger everything else. The exhausts are larger (and routed slightly differently); as are the final drive unit, rear-wheel (now 150/70) saddle,
and KYB shocks, which give more suspension travel.
There’s even a new headstock design in the frame for increased stiffness. On the styling side of things, the rear mudguard is shorter and there are new side panels, which together with the pipes give it a funkier look.
There are two distinct versions of the V7: the Stone and the Special. The Stone is the more modern option with full LED lighting (featuring the Guzzi eagle DRL just like the V85) as well as a nice new full digital dash. The wheels are cast alloy for a sportier vibe while there are three color options all with a satin finish: Nero Ruvido (black), Azzurro Chiaccio (blue), and Arancione Rame (orange).
The Special is for people who prefer the classic look, so it sticks with dual analog clocks, halogen bulbs,
and wire wheels. There are two paint options: Blu Formale (blue) and Grigio Casual (grey).