Moto Guzzi's 10th Anniversary V7 III Racer Is So Pretty, Folks

By Kate Murphy, RideApart

I mean, look at it!

The iconic Italian motorcycle brand Moto Guzzi has introduced yet another iteration of its naked roadster, the V7. This V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary edition has received the cafe treatment: a small front fairing with a windscreen and a flat-track race-inspired number plate emblazoned with a “7” set this V7 apart from the eight other available editions. It has a whole host of other fancied-up parts, though, that you might not notice on first glance.

In a step away from its closest sibling, the V7 III Racer LE, the Anniversary edition sports a very sharp dark chromed gas tank. The rest of it, instead of also getting the chrome treatment, is mostly blacked-out, except for its red accents. Half its swingarm is also done up in red, and that color is highlighted through a stripe on the cafe fairing and accents on the passenger seat cowl.

Each bike will be numbered and you’ll find subtle “10th Anniversary” banner details throughout the bike. Additionally, the manufacturer fully upgraded the bike’s lighting to LED: its headlight, taillight and all signals have received the modernized treatment. Foregoing bar-mounted stalk mirrors, these versions sport bar-end mirrors to enhance the cafe look, and instead of painted parts, you’ll find black anodized billet aluminum parts all over this bike, from the top triple to the fancy footpegs.

It shares a powerplant with the rest of its V7 III siblings: Guzzi’s signature transverse-mounted V-twin engine with a 744cc displacement, putting out 52hp and 44.2 ft-lbs of torque. Power is pushed to the 17” rear spoked wheel through a 6-speed transmission and a shaft final drive. Curb weight comes in at 470lbs for the LE, but the lightened Anniversary might drop some of those with its anodized billet parts where its siblings have painted steel. 

Moto Guzzi seems to be taking a cue from Triumph here, which has recast three of its own models into high-end “factory custom” editions. It seems to be working out very well for the British maker, so why not fancy up an already-successful naked Italian? That chrome tank alone has my interest piqued. Guzzi has not released the retail pricing for this motorcycle yet. The V7 III Racer LE sells in the US for $9,990; with its fancier parts I’ll wager a guess that we’ll see the Anniversary Edition V7 III for something in the neighborhood of $13,000.



item Autos: Moto Guzzi's 10th Anniversary V7 III Racer Is So Pretty, Folks
Moto Guzzi's 10th Anniversary V7 III Racer Is So Pretty, Folks Autos
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content