2020 Moto Guzzi V7III Stone
2020 Moto Guzzi V7III Stone – Black
If you’ve ridden a Guzzi then you know. If you haven’t then it’s time to make a choice.
Moto Guzzi has worked tirelessly as a small and challenged boutique builder of motorbikes, nestled in the ancient and picturesque town of Mandello del Lario, Italy, challenging themselves to compete with their major-market European brothers and Japanese cousins for nearly 100 years. Their staples of design are simple: make it reliable, make it different, make it cool. The iconic “flying V” transversely mounted V-twin engine is noticeable from a mile away. The classic exhaust grumble rattles windows and upsets Harley Riders. Whether you spot one in all matte black or the “Carbon Shine” variant with fully chromed tank and dual chrome exhaust pipes, the term “head-turner” barely touches on the forced reality of its legendary lines.
We could (and do) spend all day looking at them and admiring their shape but like a finely aged whiskey, shortly after you’ve gazed it’s time to drink. You swing a leg over and settle into the supple leather-trimmed seat, the name “MOTO GUZZI” boldly embossed at the rear edge in large stitching. The ignition switch is crisp and mechanical which brings sweeping to life the digitally monitored analog tach and speedo needles, as they test themselves for accuracy. The engine whirs to life like a classic fighterplane, pistons chugging at first and then synchronizing in raucous harmony. That first blast from the exhaust is almost as thrilling as the next part. You snap the six-speed sequential mesh into 1st gear, twist the throttle, release the dry carbon disk clutch and let the torque surge through the frame. The whole apparatus shakes and roars. The fighter plane is ready for takeoff. The machine accelerates. Your heart accelerates. You accelerate. Speeding now and a few positive gears up we reach Vy. It’s time to rotate and gain altitude. The v-twin is roaring and the neighbors are upset. The whiskey is being drunk but somehow the glass is never empty. Now we’re flying.
What will you choose? To be like the rest of the ground dwellers or to take flight?
Engine: 750cc V-Twin, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery: Digital fuel injection & Magnetti Marelli electronic ignition
Power: 52 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 442. lb-ft @ 4900 rpm
Transmission: 6 speed
Clutch: Dry, single disc
Wet weight: 425 lbs
Seat Height: 30.3 in
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