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2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Special
Available colors: White/Red Metallic -or- Yellow/Black Metallic
* Moto Guzzi V7 Special Sales Event offer effective until February 28th, 2014. Offer good on 2013 model year V7 Special models.
Please also see Hot Deals for lower-priced offerings. Many of our demos have been recently added. These are all bikes that have never been sold or titled and therefore get their full warranty beginning when purchased.
My Take - By Dave Richardson
I was so enamored with the V65SP in 1984 that I knew someday I’d also have a small twin Guzzi. It finally happened when my wife learned to ride and quickly said, “You’re the Guzzi guy so get me a Guzzi.” I got us a pair of 2004 Breva 750s (a swoopy modern-looking version of the same basic bike as the current V7s). My wife said I looked ridiculous: big guy on little bike. I told her I didn’t have to see me on it like other people did. It remains my favorite Guzzi.
These bikes are known to be the lightest shaft-drive 750s, also featuring fuel injection. They are easy to maintain and get great gas mileage. My wife and I typically did 100- to 200-mile Sunday rides and always got 50 mpg or better. The engine is specially designed to present the same kind of wide torquey power spread as Guzzi’s legendary big bikes. Guzzi’s early ads said you could warm one up and then launch in first without giving it any throttle, then shift to second and shift to third and shift to fourth, all without throttle. I had to try it, and it worked; I even got into fifth without giving it gas. We found we could slow down for small towns to 2000 rpm in top gear and still motor away cleanly without lurching or bogging. These bikes are enjoyed by some because they are so very easy to ride while others like them as commuters, sport tourers, or as a retro café racer sport bike. I think they make great beginner bikes because of their friendly power delivery, yet most are purchased by experienced riders. So at least this isn’t a beginner’s bike one will quickly outgrow.
New starting in 2013:
Steel gas tank holds an extra gallon, now at 5.5 US gallons
Engine updates add low-end torque and about 10% more horsepower
Aluminum rims reduce unsprung and centrifugal weight
Revised intake system reduces maintenance
Gas mileage seems to be up about 10% - same owner that got 50 mpg on his older V7 got a consistent 55 on his 2013.
Specific to the V7 Special:
For just a little more than the V7 Stone, the V7 Special gives you an appearance upgrade to a more traditional style. There’s a little more chrome than black, two-tone gloss paint, and stainless spoke wheels with aluminum rims.
Type: 90° V-twin 4-stroke
Capacity: 744 cc
Maximum power: 37 kW (50HP) at 6,200 rpm
Maximum torque: 42.7 ft lbs. / 58Nm at 5,000 rpm
Fuel system: Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system: Three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Gearbox: 5 speeds with cardan final drive
Lubrication: forced circulation with lobe pump - circuit capacity: 1.78 Kg
Final drive: CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive
Clutch: Dry single plate with flexible couplings
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame: Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with detachable rear subframe
Front suspension: Telescopic hydraulic fork with 40 mm stanchions
Rear suspension: Die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 spring preload adjustable shock absorbers
Brake system: Brembo
Front brake: 320 mm Ø stainless steel disc, Brembo caliper with 4 differentiated pistons
Rear brake: 260 mm stainless steel disc, brembo double piston floating caliper
Wheels: Spoked polished aluminium rims
Front wheel: 18", 100/90
Rear wheel: 17", 130/80
Length: 86 inches - 2184mm
Max width: 31.5 inches - 800mm
Height: 43.8 inches - 1112mm
Saddle height: 31.6 in. (30.7 in. optional saddle) - 805 mm (780 mm optional saddle)
Curb weight: 395 pounds - 179 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 5.8 gallons - 22 liters
Reserve: 1 gallon - 4 liters
Looking for classic retro style with the guts and go-for-it attitude to do some touring, too? The Moto Guzzi V7 Special is your mount. Who says you need a big motorcycle to reach far-away places? On this classic, all you need are big dreams-and a wrist that’s ready to roll.
The V7 Special is the closest of the V7 range to the original V7 concept of the 1970s, not only due to its shared name with the first V7 designed by Lino Tonti, but because it faithfully invokes the same riding philosophy. It is a touring bike with sophisticated finishings and exclusive technical solutions. Just like its ancestor, it is wrapped in a two-tone color concept and equipped with spoked wheels with aluminium rims.
Featuring a newly engineered and more powerful, 750cc, 90-degree V-Twin motor, the V7 Special is perfectly suited for medium range touring. While maintaining the classic 90° V configuration, the new engine is now comprised of more than 70% new components. Cutting-edge technological parts have been included to improve functionality, provide greater torque and power even at low rpms, and be more efficient, with higher fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The new tank brings with it a superior metal construction that allows for a lighter tank along with a greater fuel capacity – the V7 Special can hold a record 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 V7 Special provides a flagship riding range, a role which it can take on further when equipped with bags and windshield accessories that complement the overall design of the V7 Special.
The rest of the V7 Special design confirms the alchemy of tradition and modernism that was introduced in 2008 with the first V7 Classic. New lightweight, aluminum wheels allow for a reduction in weight at the front and rear, translating to greater agility on the road and cruising through turns. With the graphic design, particular attention has been paid to the detail across the motorcycle, including the two-tone paintwork which harkens back to the V7 model that inspired it all.
Sale price: $7,990
*Tax and license fees apply to Washington State residents only.