One of Moto Guzzi’s most prominent entrants in its motorcycle lineup is the V7 – a bike whose nameplate dates back over 50 years. The V7 received a myriad of updates for the 2021 model year, and there are no apparent updates for 2023, however, a swath of option packages keep the V7 fresh and interesting for a variety of riders. 2023’s offerings consist of the standard V7 Stone, the upscale V7 Special, and the Cafe Racer-inspired V7 Special Edition.
The Lecco, Italy-based manufacturer, has spared very few expenses when engineering its entry-level motorcycle – no matter what package you choose, the V7 is an extremely enticing product, sporting an 853 cc air-cooled V-Twin. Producing a respectable 65 hp and 53.8 lb-ft of torque, this bike shouldn’t have much trouble carrying you down the road in style. Thanks to a fairly tame power band and with a seat height of 30.7 inches, the Guzzi V7 should be an approachable ride for many.
The V7 is overall a pretty basic ride, which suits the classic styling mixed with modern touches that we’ve come to know and love from Moto Guzzi. Suspension is provided by an unadjustable front fork and twin sidearm-mounted shocks with preload adjustment. A LED tail light can be found in the back, but no such niceties are on the front end of the bike.
Classic spoked wheels round out the timeless design and feature a Brembo braking setup in the front, with a simple unbranded 2-piston calliper in the back. ABS is standard on all models of the V7. Keeping those wheels stable is a traction control system.
The Special Model features some unique paint options and an old-school-style seat with a chrome passenger bar. Other chrome odds and ends are also featured. Meanwhile, the Special Edition is equipped with bar end mirrors, an Arrow exhaust, and a few blacked-out accents. Moto Guzzi says that the special edition has about an extra horsepower thanks to the less restrictive exhaust.
The 2023 Moto Guzzi V7 starts at $9,190 USD/$11,490 CAD
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853cc, Transversal 90° V-twin, two valves per cylinder
65 hp – 6.800 rpm
Bore x Stroke
84 x 77 mm
53.8 ft-lb – 5.000 rpm
Hydraulic telescopic fork Ø 40 mm
Swingarm Twin-sided with two spring preload adjustable shock absorbers
Stainless steel floating disk Ø 320 mm, Brembo caliper with 4 differentiated and opposed pistons.
Stainless steel disk Ø 260 mm, floating 2 pistons caliper.
Spoked, 18” 100/90.
Spoked, 17” 150/70.
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.5 gal (1.05 gal reserve)
2023 Moto Guzzi V7 Features
New Moto Guzzi engine
The transverse 90-degree V engine has long been the hallmark of Moto Guzzi and this V7 is no exception, but the news is that it’s derived from the “All Terrain” V85 TT. We’re talking about the latest and most advanced ever built at Mandello, designed to deliver improved performance and overall efficiency and take reliability and riding enjoyment to a whole new level.
Designed for impact
The V7 has long been an icon and its distinctive identity is part of motorcycling history, but this latest model to exit Mandello takes it up another notch in the design stakes. This is a more complete version than its predecessor, in fact, you could even say it’s more mature and grown up, with its larger engine and exhaust pipes with revamped layout making an assured visual statement. Towards the rear, both the universal joint transmission and wheel have been enlarged, while the Kayaba shock absorbers are more robust than before.
More comfortable than ever
The chassis now features steel elements in the steering head area, while the new longer-travel twin shock absorbers, two-tier saddle and updated rider foot peg supports all make for a more comfortable riding experience.
The latest V7 STONE retains its essential characteristics, shaken up in more contemporary design, with revamped side panels embellished with a new-look logo, black exhausts and aluminium rims giving the bike a more elegant appearance and showcasing its unmistakable metropolitan personality.
New iconic graphics on the fuel tank speak to the new engine capacity, while a host of smart chromatic details distinguish its shape and colour, with finishes that blend tradition and innovation to perfection, such as the spoked wheels with polished aluminium channels and black hubs, an instrument panel with two analogue circular dials and the bulb-like headlight..
2023 Moto Guzzi V7 Photos
2023 Moto Guzzi V7 Videos
2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Review by Motorcycle.com
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