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Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle Review Specs

The V7 III Rough is distinguished by its knobby tires set on spoked wheel rims, as well as the other embellishments that give it an urban/country character. A specialized saddle with stitching, a passenger grasp strap, and a set of aluminum side fairings rounds out the package. Mudguards are composed of the same high-quality material as the rest of the bike. Traditional rubber dust covers the fork stanchions, and the headlamp frame is lacquered black. Another Moto Guzzi-style concept, this time, is transforming the V7 III into a real factory special with a few clever modifications. V7 III Rough comes in two colors: Grigio Grafite and Verde Mimetico.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle – Features

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle

Owning and Riding

The new Moto Guzzi entry-level model will continue to be the third generation of Mandello’s “seven-fifty.” It comes with a powerful and original character, characteristic of all Moto Guzzi brand bikes, much of which is shown by the powerful transversal V-twin engine, a one-of-a-kind arrangement. It is also effortless to ride and one of the best in the category in terms of weight and size. The essential driving forces behind its development were style, road performance and standard equipment, in other words, factors that influence the enjoyment of owning and riding a V7.

The Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle maintains the model’s aesthetic individuality, with a form that links with shapes inspired by Moto Guzzi brand tradition while still meeting current motorcycle standards. The presence of all-new twin-pipe exhaust manifolds and new engine heads, both with all-new oversized proportions, offers the feeling of being in the presence of a mature and robust motorcycle, despite the V7 III giving to be one of the most approachable and streamlined bikes. The brand new metal fuel tank has remained unchanged, with its superb 21-liter capacity and appearance inspired, as always, by the spectacular 1971 V7 Sport. The injector covers and side fairings, with their streamlined design, also stand out for their elegant elegance.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle

Each Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle model contains its saddle, complete with unique graphics and coatings. Keeping their reputation as necessary motorcycles, the new Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle has a single circular instrument display. Other information is controlled in the digital box, including the partial and daily trip, odometer, trip time, air temperature, average speed, instantaneous and intermediate consumption, and the MGCT level, as well as the engaged gear indicator that the user can adjust the minimum and maximum rpm value. You may manage a specified engine rpm range in this manner, for example, to operate the bike as efficiently as possible or to decrease fuel consumption to a minimum.


The Moto Guzzi brand is known for its ability to create unique chassis. The Moto Guzzi V7’s enjoyable ride dates back to 1970 when the Moto Guzzi V7 Police was selected to join the LAPD team following a complex set of tests, creating the Larian brand’s expertise on the subject even internationally.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle

The brand new steel frame retains the double-cradle tubular layout and the similar weight distribution (46 percent front; 54 percent rear) as previous Moto Guzzi V7 generations; however, the third generation contains an entirely revamped and reinforced front end having different steering geometry to guarantee better dynamic performance through the turns, as well as greater handling and stability. The careful care and finish of the details, mainly the welding and painting, has received particular attention. The rear suspension system is contained of a pair of Kayaba shock absorbers that are spring preloaded and give an advanced and controlled reaction in every condition, even while riding two-up, owing to their brilliant quality and the inclination of the mounting point to the frame.


There are many brilliant twin-cylinder engines in the world, but only one transverse V-twin engine, and that is the Moto Guzzi V-Twin, which was born back in 1967 thanks to Giulio Cesare Carcano’s intense intuition and is distinguished by a distinctive cylinder configuration that became an integral part of the motorcycle’s design, like an authentic modern art metallic sculpture. It has reached its third iteration in the minor block variant. It has been redesigned compared to the unit that powered the V7 II to maximize riding enjoyment while also guaranteeing better performance and dependability.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle

The new aluminum crankcase, reinforced at its core points, uses a crankshaft with calculated inertia to ensure a pep and a good engine brake. The brand new crankcase lubrication system is planned to disperse heat as efficiently as possible and decrease power absorption, resulting in improved performance and lower fuel consumption. A new ventilation system and a lower capacity oil pump capable of gripping less power reduce power loss due to the inner pumping of its crankcase chambers. The oil pump intake duct is entirely new, as is the related by-pass valve, and piston cooling oil jets with better flow control and management valve have been added. The blow-by gas output is located on the alternator lid.

The changes made a year ago also affected the top end of the engine, with entirely new aluminum cylinder heads, pistons, and cylinders in comparison to the V7 II, despite the bore and stroke, and thus the engine displacement, remaining the same, confirming the V7 III’s position as a Moto Guzzi entry-level motorcycle range. Timing is regulated by a pushrod and rockers system with two different valves per cylinder. However, they are positioned in an angled position in the head. A new single-body Marelli electronic injection system is in charge of the fuel system, controlled by an electronic control unit. In contrast, the new dual pipe manifolds are used in the exhaust system that aids in thermal insulation. The Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle fully complies with the Euro-4 criteria thanks to the auxiliary air system intake in the heads, the trivalent catalytic converter, the engine architecture and the double lambda probe.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle

At 6200 rpm, the peak power is 52 hp. In comparison, the peak torque is 60 Nm at 4900 rpm, with a flat torque curve that promises effortlessness of use paired with that typical Moto Guzzi character and swift reaction. A reduced-power version of V7 is also available, following the restrictions imposed by the A2 class driver’s license, and is exceptional for beginning Guzzi riders, which can also benefit from the V7 III’s overall weight and size the general ease of riding. The Moto Guzzi engine also has a 170mm dry single disc clutch, which progresses durability and dependability over time while dropping the strain on the lever at the handlebar, all to the benefit of mouldability and riding pleasure. The six-speed gearbox that is smooth and accurate in shifting is identical to the Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle. Still, it now has a faintly longer 1st and 6th gear ratio that is helpful for better use of engine’s power and torque capabilities.


When it comes to safety, the Moto Guzzi brand has always been at the top of its game. The ABS braking system of the Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle is adjustable, and the MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) unit can be turned off.

The first is a two channels Continental system that maintains the wheels from locking up, while the second is a system that supports the rear wheels from spinning during acceleration. The MGCT system has two sensitivity settings, one that is more conservative and appropriate for low grip circumstances such as wet or slick asphalt, and the other that is built for the excitement of riding safely on dry roads. Another feature of the MGCT system is the ability to re-calibrate the rear tire circumference to compensate for wear or the usage of a tire with a different profile than the original, ensuring that traction control remains exact.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle – Price

The new Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle is available at $9,190 only.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Rough 2020 Street Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Capacity 744 cc
Bore 80 mm
Travel 74 mm
Distribution 2-valve, including light alloy pushrods and rockers
Maximum Power 38 kW (52 hp) at 6200rpm
Maximum torque at the crankshaft 60 Nm at 4900rpm
Exhaust system 3-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Cooling Air


Frame Double cradle tubular frame in ALS steel, including detachable elements.
Wheelbase 1445 mm
Trail 106 mm
Headstock angle 26.4°
Front suspension


Ø 40mm hydraulic telescopic fork


Rear suspension


Die-cast light alloy swingarm having two brand new shock absorbers including adjustable spring preload
93mm (80mm shock absorber stroke)
Front brakes Ø 320mm of brand new stainless steel floating discs, Brembo calipers including four differently sized contrasting pistons
Rear brakes Ø 260mm of the stainless steel disc with floating caliper and 2-piston
Front-wheel 18 inches in the lightweight alloy 100/90
Rear-wheel 17″ in lightweight allow 130/80


Seat height 770 mm
Length 2,185 mm
Height 1,100 mm
Minimum ground clearance 150 mm
Fuel tank capacity 21 liters (including 4-liter reserve)
Dry weight 189 kg
Kerb weight 209 kg


Consumption (WMTC cycle) 5.5 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions (WMTC cycle) 128 g/km

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