ECLECTIC AND ESSENTIAL
The V7 II Stone is both clectic and essential, and comes in three new color schemes: “Nero Ruvido” (black), “Rosso Impetuouso” (red), and “Grigio Intenso” (grey). They are all satin finishes and inspired by typical ‘70s color schemes that enhance the contrast of the new frame.
The rest of the bike, from the mirrors to the shock absorbers, from the mudguards to the wheels, is dominated by black. This is a look that enhances the chrome silencers, instrument cluster, shock absorbers, and even the tight finning of the engine's aluminum cylinders.
The technical characteristic that differentiates the V7 Stone is the lightweight alloy rims, a unique modern touch on a decidedly vintage design.
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.
Eclectic and essential, the V7 II Stone comes in three bold new color schemes, Nero Ruvido and Grigio Intenso and Rosso Impetuoso. Satin finished shades, inspired by ‘70s color schemes are 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 dominated by blacked out parts, now also extended to the tail light assembly and the new brake and clutch levers. This look prominently presents the chrome on the silencers, instrument cluster profile, shocks and even the fins of the engine's aluminum cylinders, providing a stark but sophisticated contrast. The lightweight alloy wheel rims differentiate V7 II Stone ABS from the rest of the V7 II lineup, a unique modern concept on a decidedly vintage design.
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 Stone 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 Stone ABS comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.