Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Bike Price and Images
This week moto gutsy announced a pretty significant update to their retro roadsters the v7 stone and v7 special with a bumping capacity leading to much more competitive power figures there are plenty of other updates across the two bikes so in today’s article we’ll go over the details to see if these new v7s are up to scratch with the likes of the Tryon street twin and the Enfield interceptor ( Comparision ) and Full Information of Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Bike Price and Images, but before we get started if you’re new here and you want to see more of the latest new bikes for 2021 then please do remember to hit subscribe I’ll be covering as many of them as possible and riding and reviewing them next year so subscribe now if you want to see those posts as soon as they go live let’s start with that engine update which is welcome news to me the old v7 puts out about 50 horsepower which is decent enough for a retro-like this but having ridden the v85 tt at its launch in Sardinia i really enjoyed the larger capacity v twin and thought it would be awesome fun in a more road orientated bike.
So the good news today is that the new larger engine in the 2021 v7is indeed a close derivative of the v85 tt unit so whereas the old 744 version was good for 52 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 60 newton meters of peak torque at 4250 rpm the new 850 cc engine is capable of 65 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 73 newton meters at 5000 rpm that’s a good 25 increase in peak power which will really transform the riding experienceand almost 22 percent in peak torque its only perhaps a slight shame that it doesn’t get the full power of the v85 tt that engine revs up a little higher for 79 horsepower delivered at 7,750 rpm but also has a bit more meat to it with 80 newton meters of peak torque delivered at the same 5000 rpm like i said i really enjoyed that engine on the twisty roads of Sardinia it was really satisfying driving out of the corners and had bags of character to it but perhaps moto gtz felt that the bigger weightier bike needed more power and that a decent gap in specs would justify the more premium price.
COMPARISION & PRICE
The comparisons between the v7 and v85 aren’t really that relevant as they’re aimed at different markets it’s the other retros that really count the current iteration of the trans street twinis capable of a similar 63 horsepower at 7500 rpm but delivers more torque from its 900cc parallel twin and lower down in the rev range too with 80 newton meters at 3 800 rpm it gives it a really beefy feel when you drive off the line although at 198 kilograms dry weight it’s9 kilograms more than the v7 so the moto guzzi may well feel more spritely on the roadthe other key competitor is the royal enfield interceptor which this year has been the best-selling motorcycle in the uk ousting the bmw gs from its perch the performance figures aren’t particularly exciting with 47 horsepower at 7100 rpm and 52 newton meters of peak torque at 5150but that’s not really what this bike is about starting at 569 pounds on the road the price is pretty much unbeatable and must be a massive factor in those huge sales figures there’s no pricing for the v7s yet but the base stone model typically comes in at around the 8 grand mark so it seems unlikely that the new version will get anywhere close that said there are plenty of updates elsewhere which goes some way to justify the price there’s a new larger final drive and a wider 150 by 70 rear tyre both of which are measures designed to accommodate the increase in power along with a new pair of kyb shocks that moto gutsy describe as being more robust as well as having a bit of extra travel visually there are some tweaks too with the larger engine giving it a more substantial look some redesigned side panels a shorter rear mug guard and a slight revision to the exhaust layout the headstock area of the frame has been strengthened to improve stabilitywhilst a new two-tier seat and revised rider foot peg supports are said to improve rider comfort the more modern looking Moto Guzzi V7 Stone gets a new fullled headlight with a daytime running light in the shape of the moto gtz eagle much like the v85 tt‘s drl there’s also a fully digital dash which personally i’m not that keen on as it’s a retro motorcycle after all but it does help to differentiate it from the special other key features of the stone are retained like the cast aluminium wheels and satin paint finishes for 2021 it’ll be available in nero ravidoazuro guillachio and aarancione rame i’ve no idea what any of those mean but the pictures look good as for the v7 special it has a more old-school look with spoked wheels twin analog clocks a chrome exhaust and more glossy finishes
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone COLOURS
Many colours of blue formally and grigio casual or blue and grey are available personally the stone is more my style but both look great and I’d be keen to try one out when they hit dealers next year it’s been a few years since I rode the previous generation but I really enjoyed it and would love to find out what 25 percent more power feels like in this relatively light chassis given the class of bike as always I’d love to know what you think of it down in the comments below would you go for the stone or the special and do you think that an extra 15 horsepower and some Italian style are enough to warrant the two grand price difference with the Enfield Interceptor.
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