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2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike Review

This year Moto Guzzi is celebrating its fifty year anniversary and has proudly launched the new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike, which is the third generation bike. This bike has been completely revamped for better performance. The detailing has been fine-tuned for maximum owner satisfaction and riding pleasure. This model is very famous for its attractive and shiny color with amazing graphics. Although the overall frame design is kept classic the use of latest technology makes it an impressive bike to ride on. The review of new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike with its features and technical specifications are given below.

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike – Features


The new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike features the twin cylinder engine featuring the quality components and impressive design to provide the best performance in all conditions. Its overall power has been increased, like in 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer to guarantee that rider receives an ultimate riding pleasure. An aluminum crankcase uses the new oil pump and crankshaft with precisely calculated inertia for better response. The lubrication system in the crankcase has been designed for better dissipation of heat plus to reduce power absorption. The ventilation system reduces the loss of power due to an internal pumping of the crankcase chambers. The new oil pump intake duct, valve, and piston cooling oil jets have been introduced in 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike for better flow control and management valve. The alternator cover is new and is now with the built-in exhaust blow-by.

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike

The upper part of the engine, cylinder, aluminum heads and piston are completely new although the ratio of bore and stroke have been kept same i.e. 80 mm and 74 mm respectively. The timing is controlled by the pushrod and rockers system with the use of 2-valves-per-cylinder.The fuel system has a single-body Marelli electronic system, which is been managed by an electronic unit. The exhaust system has been attached to double pipe manifolds that improve the thermal insulation. The auxiliary air system intake in the heads have been combined with the trivalent catalytic converter, double oxygen sensor, and latest engine design. This engine complies with the Euro 4 standards as well. The maximum power delivered by the engine is 52 HP at 6,200 RPM while the maximum torque is about 60 Nm at 4,900 RPM. There is also an option for the reduced-power version. The dry-single disc clutch of 170 mm has increased the reliability and sturdiness over time. The six-speed gearbox has been introduced to ensure the best gear ratio.

Riding Pleasure

The maximum power engine has been increased by 10%, which also increases the overall performance. Since the new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike is the third and latest generation bike from Moto Guzzi so that has made it provide the best riding pleasure. Its weight has been reduced from the previous generation that gives the best riding and handling experience of all times. Its latest transversal V-twin engine is the state-of-the-art engine, which ensures to deliver the maximum performance. The primary goal of the use of latest and refined technology was to provide the maximum riding pleasure. This classic bike has one of the most stylish chassis which not only maintains the heritage but also provide the modern touch as well. The presence of the dual pipe exhaust manifold and cylinder heads have been oversized and their volumes have been more or less identical form the previous generations.

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike

The metal fuel tank having the fuel capacity of 21 liters features an attractive design. An aluminum fuel cap has been removed from tank line and now the screw cap has been used. The new sleeker side fairing, new design injector covers and latest saddle with dedicated graphics are used. The new turn indicators and 40 mm wider mirrors are used. They increase the visibility and an instrumentation. The solo circular display having the 100 mm diameter is being used, which provides the rev. a counter like in 2017 Moto Guzzi Anniversario. The speedometer is analog while the other information can be displayed according to the rider’s preferences. In this way, the rider can control the rpm range and can reduce the fuel consumption to the minimum level. The MG-MP is the latest accessory included, which enables the rider to connect his smartphone to the vehicle.

Classic and Elegant

The new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike features the classic and elegant chromium parts and incredibly bright graphics. It has the typical colored stripes on its side panels under the saddle that features the matching horizontal brands on its tank. The new spoked wheels have polished channels and black hubs and an instrumentation are made up of dual circular displays. The chromium plated steel passenger grab handle comes as standard. This Moto Guzzi comes with the saddle having an old-school stitching, which highlights its classic and elegant roots. There is new color schemes are Nero Inchiostro and Blu Zaffiro.


The new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike features the superfine chassis architecture. Moto Guzzi is the well-known brand when it comes to chassis architecture like in 2017 Moto Guzzi California 1400. The entire V7 lineup was a part of LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) team. The frame is strong enough to withstand all conditions plus it is light in weight to ensure the best riding and handling experience. The steel frame has double cradle layout like its predecessor and has same weight distribution i.e. 46% on the front while 54% on the rear. The front section has been totally revamped and reinforces.

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike

The new steering geometry has been introduced, which ensure the better riding dynamics, stability and handling. The entire structure has been remarkably finished for the better look. The new pair of Kayaba shock absorber is now adjustable in spring preload. Thanks to the superior quality inclination point to the frame. The new seat design ensures to that a comfortable seating position for both rider and passenger. It is possible by repositioning of the foot pegs. The rider has the choice to change the saddle and aluminum foot pegs as well. The triangle of saddle-handlebar-foot pegs has been precisely measured and implemented to achieve the best riding position. The rear brake master cylinder having a built-in reservoir ensure to have a quicker response and braking experience.


The new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike features the latest technology for better control and safety. The ABS system and new adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system are well-known for ultimate safety plus this system can be disabled. The ABS system is the two-channel Continental system which prevents the wheel from locking while the traction control prevents the rear wheel spin in acceleration. The new MGCT system is entirely adjustable in two sensitivity levels, one for conservation and other is design for thrill riding.

Moto Guzzi Media Platform

There is the full support of Moto Guzzi Media Platform in new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike. This is really an innovative multimedia system, which allows the rider to connect the bike to his smartphone. There is an app available on App Store and Google Play that can establish the link between the vehicle and an internet. This Bluetooth connection allows the rider to view five parameters of his choice. The Eco-Ride feature helps to limit the fuel consumption and to maintain an eco-compatible riding conduct. The rider can also record the trip information directly on his smartphone for future analysis.

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike


There is the number of original accessories available and some of them are as below.

  • Red shock absorber springs
  • Satin finish aluminum side fairings
  • Fuel tank cover
  • Motorcycle cover
  • Windshield
  • Injector covers
  • Leather and touring side panniers
  • Luggage rack
  • Top box bag
  • Tank cover band
  • Single-seat saddle
  • Premium leather saddle
  • Comfort gel saddle
  • Aluminium brake and clutch levers

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike – Technical Specifications


2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike Specs

Displacement 744 cc
Bore 80 mm
Travel 74 mm
Timing system 2-valve having 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


2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike Specs

Frame Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel with the detachable elements.
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
Wheel travel 93 mm (shock absorber travel 80 mm)
Front Brake Ø 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo calipers with 4 differently sized opposed pistons
Rear brake Ø 260 mm, stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 pistons
Front wheel 18″ spoked 100/90 (110/80 R18 as the alternative)
Rear wheel 17″ spoked 130/80


2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike Specs

Saddle height 770 mm
Length 2,185 mm
Height 1110 mm
Minimum ground clearance 150 mm
Fuel tank capacity 21 liters (including 4 liter reserve)
Kerb weight 193 kg
Kerb weight (with lubricant and 90% fuel) 213 kg

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike


The review of new 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special Classic Bike has covered under this article. This bike comes with the powerful engine having the latest and quality components. The chassis is strong and light in weight. The overall finishing is mind blowing and graphics are very attractive. The seat design makes the ride full of comfort and thrill. Each and every part of this bike has been carefully designed to achieve an ultimate level of performance.

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