2018 Moto Guzzi V7III Carbon Shine
2018 Moto Guzzi V7III Carbon Shine
The V7 III Carbon is currently the only member of the V7 III family built in limited and numbered production, following the happy tradition of having a “limited edition” model in the range. V7 III Carbon celebrates customization, interpreted originally and in good taste, combining the authentic V7 style with the prestigious and modern quality of numerous carbon fibre components, such as the shortened and sleek fenders and the side fairings that enhance the character of the Moto Guzzi best seller to the utmost. V7 III Carbon has a completely matt black look, a shade that enhances the parts in red, the colour chosen for the Brembo front disk brake calliper, the logos on the side fairings and the Eagle on the fuel tank. The 'Made in Mandello' mechanics also stand out thanks to the satin finished red cylinder head covers. The saddle (dedicated only to this model, as it is with the others) boasts brand new water repellent Alcantara®, ideal for outdoor use and weather resistant. The saddle is finished with red stitching that represents rather popular stylistic inspiration that anyone who loves refined details will love. In fact, this model is fully loaded with them: the locking tank cap is made of anodized black billet aluminium and the headlight frame is also black, as are the injector covers and the rear brake master cylinder. The series number of the model is identified by the plate positioned on the handlebar risers: there are 1921 units available, a number that recalls the year that Moto Guzzi was established.
V7 is one of the most celebrated and well-known Moto Guzzi models. This world fame is due to its ability to remain faithful to the expectations and reputation of a legendary brand like Moto Guzzi. Since 1967, the year the first units were sold in Italy, the V7 became a pillar of the product range and the representative of the Italian motorcycle par excellence, standing out for its content and design, highly popular with a transversal and varied public.
More than fifty years from the launch of the first unit, Moto Guzzi V7 III is the third act of a unique story. The challenge of introducing the V7 III was one of the most difficult, considering the emblem and the success of the V7. From 2009 it has also been the brand's most sold model and it constitutes the entry level bike in the Moto Guzzi world.
As was the case with the V7 II compared with the first-born V7, for the V7 III the revamping was profound enough to merit a new progressive number in Roman numerals, that has always distinguished the most popular and long-lasting Moto Guzzi bikes. V7 III is the result of Moto Guzzi's passion, skilfully revamping its best seller, leaving its character and authenticity unaltered, values that are destined to last over time.
V7 III CARBON DARK, CARBON SHINE, MILANO, & ROUGH
Displacement: 744 cc
Bore: 80 mm
Travel: 74 mm
Timing system: 2 valves with light alloy pushrods and rockers
Max Power: 38 kW (52 HP) at 6200 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 60 Nm at 4900 rpm
Exhaust system: 3-way catalytic converter w double lambda probe
Frame: double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable elements.
Wheelbase: 1463 mm
Trail: 106 mm
Headstock angle: 26.4°
Front suspension: Ø 40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Travel: 130 mm
Rear suspension: die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 shock absorbers with adjustable spring
Wheel travel: 93 mm (shock absorber travel 80 mm)
Front Brake: Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo calipers with 4 differently sized opposed pistons
Rear brake: Ø 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 pistons
Saddle height: 770 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 5.5 US Gal / including 1 US Gal Reserve (21 liters / 4 liters reserve)
Dry weight: 417 lbs / 189 kg
Curb weight: 461 lbs /209 kg (weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and with 90% fuel)
Warranty: 2 year unlimited-mileage warranty.