Piaggio-owned Italian motorcycle manufacturer Moto Guzzi has revealed the 2021 Moto Guzzi V7, a retro-styled motorcycle with its infamous transversal mounted 90-degree V-Twin engine which now comes with full Euro5 compliance and a larger displacement engine along with a number of other upgrades not just in the styling department but also on the equipment front.
The new Moto Guzzi V7 features subtle changes in the design department such as a few Steel Elements on the headstock area, a new fully digital instruments cluster, redesigned headlamps and taillamps, all LED lighting, revised rear mudguard, revised side panels and exhaust tips, a larger rear wheel, Kayaba rear shocks and a new driveshaft.
Earlier the Moto Guzzi V7 was offered in the V7 III Stone, V7 Stone S, V7 Rough and Racer X Anniversary, but for 2021 the Moto Guzzi line up has been thinned down just to two models V7 Stone and Special Versions. The 2020 model was powered by a 744cc 90-degree V-Twin transversal mounted that belts out 52 PS of power and 60 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed transmission. In its Euro5 avatar, the Moto Guzzi V7 features a larger-displacement 850cc motor with the same engine architecture that churns out 65 Hp of power and 73 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is offered with Azzurro Ghiaccio, Arancione Rame and Nero Ruvido, satin-finish colours as well as a navy blue, silver pinstripe accents and comes with pleated seat and wheel spoke rims. The brand has not revealed the pricing on the Moto Guzzi V7. The 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 is also likely to arrive in the Indian market in the BS6/Euro5 avatar brought to the country via the CBU route in limited numbers. In the Indian market, the Piaggio Group is currently concentrating its efforts to launch the new Aprilia SXR 160 maxi scooter.