Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Moto Guzzi Uses Italian Supermodel For Better Sales
Moto Guzzi provided a mild makeover for their V7 available in Standard, Special and Racer versions. The V7’s 745cc V-twin engine was extensively updated, with more than 70% of its internal components being all-new, and twin intake manifolds and throttle bodies being replaced with a single Y manifold and single 38mm Magneti Marelli throttle body. This supposedly helps improve fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, but with some loss of some peak performance.
Along the revised engine, the V7 also got a redesigned fuel tank, which was lighter than the earlier unit and was made of metal rather than polyethylene. The double cradle steel tube chassis remained unchanged and the bike was fitted with 40mm Marzocchi fork and Sachs rear shocks. The V7 Racer got Bitubo WMT gas shock absorbers. Braking duties were handled by a single 320mm disc at the front and 260mm disc at the back, and the V7 rode on lightweight alloy wheels shod with Pirelli Sport Demon tyres.With 51 horsepower and 58Nm of torque, the Moto Guzzi V7 isn’t exactly a high-performance motorcycle, but with Italian supermodel it looks rather tasty.