Moto Guzzi has confirmed that its new V7, which features a larger engine and enhancement equipment, will arrive in Australian showrooms next year in two variants, Stone and Special.
This means that the current six-variant range will be consolidated to just two options in mid-2021, with pricing for the updated line-up yet to be confirmed.
Powering the 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 is an 850cc motor borrowed from the brand’s V85 TT adventure bike, which in this case is tuned to deliver 48kW and 73Nm.
That translates to a 9kW/13Nm boost to outputs compared to the outgoing model.
The larger, more powerful engine is matched with new exhaust pipes and a wider rear wheel, while longer travel Kayaba shock absorbers, a redesigned seat and new footpegs aid in riding comfort.
Also distinguishing the new Moto Guzzi V7 is redesigned side panels and shorter rear guard and full LED lighting with a daytime running light.
For 2021, Moto Guzzi has done away with its roman numeral naming protocol, with the current V7 III to be replaced with a simpler ‘V7’ nameplate.
The new range also misses out on Racer and limited-edition Carbon grades, as seen on previous iterations, however, more Moto Guzzi V7 variants may surface in the coming years.
Unique to the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone variant is a minimalist circular instrument cluster and aluminium wheels, while the Special carries over the dual-dial analogue setup and wire-spoked wheels.
The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone will be available in three colour schemes, black, blue and orange, while the V7 Special can be finished in either blue or grey.
While the new engine is similar to that used in the V85 TT, the adventure bike generates more grunt with 59kW and 80Nm available.
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