News for the “Eagle Brand” 2014 range.
Moto Guzzi, in addition to the California 1400 range, symbol of the Mandello del Lario manufacturer, presents a preview of the V7 MY 2014 range. The common innovation is in the technology: a new wet flywheel replaces the previous dry alternator, slightly modifying the front of the 90° V-twin, thanks to a more compact and sleeker new cover.
MG V7 Stone. Eclectic, essential, the V7 Stone receives a make-over which enhances its minimalist nature. The riding concept is that of converting the most affordable of the V7s with a total black look, transforming the chrome into black, with the only exception of the engine, which retains the chromatic tones of the metal alloys and the shine of the exhaust system. All the rest of the bike, from the rear-view mirrors to the shock absorbers, from the mudguards to the wheels, and even the side panels, are a triumph of black. With a look like this, it is sufficient to change the colour of the fuel tank to change the personality of the bike: sporty in the new “Rosso Corposo”, elegant in the satin-finish “Verde Agata” and, metropolitan and very popular “Nero Ruvido”
MG V7 Special. Among the V7's, this is the one closer to the original spirit of its ancestor, starting from its graphics, called "Essetre" like the 1974 V750 which introduced disc brakes, for the first time on a Moto Guzzi. The V7Special is available in two colour versions: in metallic silver with black strips, elegant and refined, or in black with orange strips which faithfully reproduces the colour combination of its famous ancestor. On both the logo on the tank is the historic embossed one while the wheel rims are black rather than chromium plated. Unlike the Stone and the Racer, the V7 Special has a guard on the fork stanchions instead of the dust gaiters of its sisters.
MG V7 Racer. Produced in a limited edition as revealed by the commemorative plate on the steering yoke, the V7 Racer is now in its third edition. It is immediately recognisable: also in this case the new total black look applied to the side panels, mirrors, silencer support brackets and foot-rest guards. The result is a dramatic contrast with the shiny chromium-plated 22 litre fuel tank. Staying on the topic of numbers, on the top fairing and tail fairing plates is still the number "7" (which in Moto Guzzi was dear to the 250 world champion Enrico Lorenzetti), but is now chromium plated instead of white. Also new is the single-seater saddle (on request the two-seater saddle with passenger footrests is available) covered with alcantara and imitation leather of the same colour as the customised leather belt with the Moto Guzzi logo on the top of the fuel tank. Always spectacular is the red frame based on that of the first V7 Sport series with CrMo frame, the result of a special painting process, also applied to the hubs, wheel and swingarm, which enhances the architectural purity of the frame. Also red is the Moto Guzzi wording which now appears on the wheels, exactly as already seen on the latest California Custom.