BRAND: Moto Guzzi
Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone ‘S’ – A very special limited edition
Words Paulo Moroni
We were at the show in EICMA recently where we saw a new and very special version of the MotoGuzzi top selling V7 III. This new and limited ‘S’ version of the iconic machine will be limited to a production run of just 750 units for the global market. For those of us who love our Guzzi’s and know the history of the eagle branded motorcycles, the letter ‘S’ immediately brings to mind the sporty Moto Guzzi’s of the early seventies. It’s great to see the return of that famous red painted frame!
This is the only member of the 2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone family to be produced in a limited edition. The fact that it will be made in only 750 units evokes the engine capacity of the original “seven-fifty”. As we would expect, the company will further highlight the exclusive nature of this particular version. The serial number of the model is, rather stylishly, engraved on the handlebar riser.
Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone ‘S’ – Distinctive
One of the distinctive elements that make the new MotoGuzzi V7 III Stone S immediately recognisable is the beautiful satin chrome fuel tank. This is wonderfully wrapped on the top by a black leather strap. The full LED light clusters, including the headlight, taillight and turn indicators evoke a modern, high-tech spirit. This also includes the lowered position of the headlight and instrument cluster. This is in addition to a shorter and sleeker rear mudguard. All of this, along with brand new “bar end” rear view mirrors, give the ‘S’ a slender and dynamic profile.
Another sporty touch is created by those numerous red details. The Eagle logo sits proudly on both sides of the fuel tank. The shock absorber springs are red. Even the stitching that enhances the special dedicated saddle is red. A standard equipment package also includes an anodized black locking fuel cap made from aluminium billet. The side panels are also aluminium and finished with a dedicated logo.
The engine is also elegantly dressed, with the throttle body covers in natural anodized aluminium and the cylinder heads with milled cooling fins. As with all the Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone units, the essential instrument cluster is a single circular display with an analogue rev counter and all the other information shown on the digital screen.