Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone Review
Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone Review Specs; Print; Email a Friend and Spaghetti O's, the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is now onto its third iteration. I'VE been riding a Moto Guzzi V7 Stone for three weeks and my firm conclusion is that I've got mixed feelings about it. At first I liked it. Then I. Moto Guzzi V7 III. Stone. As part of our continued product development we spent the The Moto Guzzi V7 III is a great all-round choice if you're looking for a relaxed, easy to ride UK RRP – £ on the road .. under a single "profile" ( value/date is encrypted to prevent non-Zoho services from seeing or.
There are some interesting plastic pieces covering components, but all the traditional V7 features are there: Cosmetically speaking, the big change for the V7 III Stone is that many of the components are now carbon fiber. Guzzi does a pretty nice job concealing unsightly wires and things out of sight. The V7 III comes in a couple different flavors. The model tested here is the base Stone, which has blacked-out components and comes tachless which would be nice with the skinny rev range.
The seat has been lowered 20mm for the III, bringing its height to mm Analog speedo and Tamagotchi-style LCD display. My personal hero after having a Sportster 48 and its 2. On the lone speedo for the Stone you can check information such as tripmeters, gear position, average speed and fuel consumption, temperature, clock, and TC settings. This power bump is thanks to several new engine components, primarily new cylinder heads that abandon the old Heron-style chambers for a hemi-head design like its V9 big brother.
At the rear you have a two-piston floating calliper going half-nelson on a mm disc, which as a duo handle stopping the Pirelli Sport Demon tires the V7 III comes standard with.
As with the V9 models that PH2 tested last year, the V7 now has a new head with improved cooling ducts it is effectively a V9 head while internally the gearbox has been updated, the clutch's action lightened and the power boosted by 10 per cent - on a bike that only makes 53hp, that's a very significant gain.
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And you know what? These updates have made what was a good but slightly frustrating retro into a really fantastic machine, especially in the chrome Anniversario paint scheme I rode. If you can call chrome a paint scheme Old look, modern dynamics - win! The old bike was charming enough in its styling, but it was typical Guzzi - as well as looking old, it felt dated to ride. Looking old is all very well and good on a retro, but when you are faced with terrible suspension and a gearbox that feels like it was designed by Farmer Giles it's not a winning combination.
Well, for all this has been banished. As well as delivering all the spirit you want from a Guzzi through an engine that lurches to the side thanks to its torque reaction and sounds beautiful and thumping, the V7 III is so much more refined to ride.
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When you engage a gear it snicks home with the faintest of clunks and the clutch action is feather-light. The throttle response is beautifully fluid and smooth and when you are on the go the V-twin engine is a joy.
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At low revs it still has a wonderfully pleasing raw feel about it, which is exactly what you want, but up the pace and in the higher revs it smoothes out so that you left with a motor that feels plush and vibration-free. For me this is an ideal combination as you get all the fun of an air-cooled motor that feels like it has some heritage when you want it at slow speed, but a thoroughly modern ride when you are cruising at 60mph-plus.
With just 53hp it's not the fastest out there, but that has never bothered V7 II owners in the past and it has bags more character than Triumph's small capacity parallel twin.
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Moreover, it boasts the safety nets of ABS and traction control, not that you really need the latter. As good as the new motor is though, the real star of the show is the updated chassis. I didn't expect the updated Guzzi to handle particularly well as to be truthful most Guzzis are fairly horrible in bends. But the V7 III once again surprised.