2023 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Particular Version First Look

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Moto Guzzi’s new V7 Stone Special Edition was just unveiled at the Guzzi World Days celebration in Italy.

Moto Guzzi’s new V7 Stone Particular Version was simply unveiled on the Guzzi World Days celebration in Italy. (Moto Guzzi/)

Staying true to its annual behavior of restricted releases, Guzzi has rolled out one other particular version of its V7 mannequin, lower than two years since we noticed the launch of the newest technology of that bike (with larger 850cc engine and a raft of different updates). What we now have right here now could be the brand new Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Particular Version: a refined, moody twist on the base-model V7, simply unveiled at GMG.

In case you’re questioning, GMG is brief for Giornate Mondiali Moto Guzzi—or Moto Guzzi World Days, for these of us unschooled within the Latin tongue. Briefly, it’s the model’s annual celebration of all issues Guzzi, held at its house manufacturing facility in Mandello Del Lario, Italy. A large bash was set to happen final 12 months in honor of the marque’s one centesimal anniversary, however a bit of factor referred to as the pandemic intervened to close down most of Italy and, sure, put a kibosh on the social gathering.

The Special Edition gets a darker and glossier paint treatment than we’re used to seeing on the base Stone model.

The Particular Version will get a darker and glossier paint therapy than we’re used to seeing on the bottom Stone mannequin. (Moto Guzzi/)

Which will sound like a bummer, but it surely didn’t cease Guzzi from releasing the limited-edition V7 Centenario mannequin on the true one centesimal anniversary of the model, although that bike was solely accessible for 2021. All of that’s in all probability why we’re seeing this new, moody V7 iteration, nonetheless based mostly on the usual V7 Stone mannequin however being referred to as a particular version (although Guzzi doesn’t specify whether or not it’s restricted or not).

So then what makes this V7 completely different? As you’ll have guessed, it’s principally about new styling cues, recent graphics, and another further beauty touches. Most noticeably, the V7 Stone Particular Version ditches the matte shades we’re used to seeing on the Stone model in favor of a particular Shining Black physique colour, which seems to be a welcome shiny therapy accented with horizontal stripe graphics and purple particulars on the 5-gallon tank. Distinct purple V7 badging on the facet covers additionally ID this as a particular mannequin, as does the tasty distinction purple stitching on the saddle. However the greatest crimson punctuation mark stands out as the purple painted shock absorber springs, which immediately draw a reference to Guzzi’s sportiest fashions from its previous.

This special V7 Stone is not murdered out completely, with bright red accents on the badging, tank, and seat stitching to add contrast.

This particular V7 Stone just isn’t murdered out utterly, with brilliant purple accents on the badging, tank, and seat stitching so as to add distinction. (Moto Guzzi/)

Different particulars distinctive to the V7 Stone Particular Version embrace a black anodized aluminum gasoline tank cap, black anodized bar-end mirrors, and a plaque on the handlebar clamp actually telling you it’s a special-edition bike. The cylinder head covers, in the meantime, are coated in a dusky graphite colour, and the aluminum throttle physique protectors additionally get the darkish therapy.

The red shock springs also bring some color to the rear end, but the V7 Stone Special Edition’s new Arrow exhaust is the headline news. The new pipe is said to boost power and torque.

The purple shock springs additionally convey some colour to the rear finish, however the V7 Stone Particular Version’s new Arrow exhaust is the headline information. The brand new pipe is alleged to spice up energy and torque. (Moto Guzzi/)

Mechanically, the V7 Stone Particular Version is nearly unchanged, although there’s one notable addition separating this bike from its siblings. That may be the good-looking twin Arrow exhaust system (which right here incorporates a Guzzi muffler) that’s stated to enhance efficiency. The claimed peak horsepower determine, for instance, is alleged to rise from 65 to 66.5 hp at 6,700 rpm, whereas max torque goes from 53.8 lb.-ft. to 55.3 lb.-ft. at 4,900 rpm. These positive aspects are nominal, to make sure, however they’re nonetheless value noting. It’s additionally value noting that this explicit Arrow system can be accessible as an adjunct for all V7 fashions going ahead.

In case there’s any confusion, the V7 Stone Special Edition’s boldly worded handlebar clamp tells you what you’re riding.

In case there’s any confusion, the V7 Stone Particular Version’s boldly worded handlebar clamp tells you what you’re driving. (Moto Guzzi/)

The agile V7 middleweights have been a well-liked a part of the model’s entry-level lineup for effectively over a decade now (in trendy configuration), so it’s not shocking Guzzi would use the event of the GMG to place a highlight on the mannequin. We’re informed the V7 Stone Particular Version will develop into accessible in October, and can be priced at 10,250 euros; there’s no phrase on US availability or pricing simply but.

The new bike also gets new anodized bar-end mirrors.

The brand new bike additionally will get new anodized bar-end mirrors. (Moto Guzzi/)

As for the GMG one centesimal anniversary celebration—by all accounts it was an enormous success, even when it was a 12 months late. With the Guzzi manufacturing facility flinging open its storage doorways on the shores of Lake Como final week, it was stated that greater than 60,000 Guzzi followers from across the globe took half within the five-day social gathering all through the area. Motorcyclists, fanatics, and locals alike all gathered on the historic Through Parodi, 57 handle to have fun 100 years of historical past, the model’s technological achievements, the ever-present Italian type, and the Guzzi spirit that has endured for generations. A century on, it’s encouraging for any rider to see that type of ardour for the game proceed to circulation.

Thousands of Guzzi enthusiasts poured onto the streets of Mandello del Lario at this year’s Moto Guzzi World Days to celebrate the previously postponed 100th anniversary.

Hundreds of Guzzi fanatics poured onto the streets of Mandello del Lario at this 12 months’s Moto Guzzi World Days to have fun the beforehand postponed one centesimal anniversary. (Moto Guzzi/)

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