V7 III Racer

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V7 III Racer

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Produced in a numbered edition, as indicated by the plate located on the upper steering yoke, V7 III Racer is not only the most sporty of the range, but also the one with the most prestigious parts, that once again demonstrate Moto Guzzi's ability to create true custom models. There are numerous technical and aesthetic differences that distinguish it from the previous version and from the other V7 III models. As for the stylistic aspects, V7 III Racer introduces a new graphic for the satin finish chromium fuel tank where the red eagle is prominently displayed. This feature is reminiscent of the “Rosso Corsa” colour chosen to paint the frame and the swingarm: an explicit reminder of the first 1971 V7 Sport series, nicknamed “red frame”. The V7 III Racer's sporty nature is emphasized by its semi-handlebars and its splendid, humped saddle. In accordance with tradition, the Racer has a single-seater sport bike look, but in reality, this new version is approved for two-up riding. In fact, it has pillion foot pegs and, as before, the seat cover can be easily removed when necessary. One of the most distinctive features of this “factory special” worth a mention is the widespread use of anodized black aluminium. This hand-crafted treatment, which requires superb artisan skill, characterises the new side panels and the throttle body guards, whereas the new front number plate is made of brushed aluminium. The spoked wheel rims have black channels and red Moto Guzzi stickers like the other sport models from the brand, including the Audace muscle bike. Other premium components that stand out are the set-back footpegs machined from solid billets, the lightened steering stem and the steering yoke guard. The most important technical innovation is constituted by the pair of Öhlins shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload and in rebound and compression that ensure tighter performance on the road in sport riding.

technology

Safety: a Moto Guzzi asset

The V7 III while classic in design and style is absolute cutting edge in rider safety features. Twin channel ABS and a new adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system that can also be disabled are standard features. The MGCT system is adjustable with two sensitivity levels, one more conservative and ideal for use in poor grip situations such as wet or slippery roads, and the other designed to optimise safety and stability on dry roads. Traction control settings (level 2 – level 1 or off) can be instantly selected on-the-fly using the normal starter button, and another modern adaption of the MGCT system is the ability to recalibrate the rear tyre circumference, compensating for tyre wear or the use of different profiles so that the traction control system remains accurate.

Specifications

Displacement 744 cc
Bore 80 mm
Travel 74 mm
Timing system 2 valves with light alloy pushrods and rockers
Max Power 38 kW (52 HP) at 6200 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 60 Nm at 4900 rpm
Exhaust system 3-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Cooling Air
Frame double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel
Wheelbase 1463 mm
Trail 106 mm
Headstock angle 26.4°
Front suspension Ø 40 mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Travel: 130 mm
Rear suspension die cast light alloy swing arm with 2 shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload (Öhlins fully adjustable for Racer)
Wheel travel 93 mm (shock absorber travel 80 mm) (Stone/Special/Anniversario) 96 mm (shock absorber travel 75 mm) for Racer
Front Brake Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo callipers with 4 differently sized opposed pistons
Rear brake Ø 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons
Front wheel 18" in lightweight alloy (Stone), spoked (Special/Racer/Anniversario)100/90 (110/80 R18 as alternative)
Rear wheel 17" in lightweight alloy (Stone), spoked (Special/Racer/Anniversario)130/80
Saddle height 770 mm
Length 2,185 mm
Height 1110 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 150 mm
Fuel tank capacity 21 litres (including 4 litre reserve)
Kerb weight 189 kg (Stone) – 193 (Special/Anniversario)
Kerb weight 209 kg (Stone) – 213 (Special/Anniversario)