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Featured Rental Bike: 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special

Moto Guzzi V7 III Special 2017

Moto Guzzi’s V7 model was first introduced in 1967 and quickly became the company’s bestseller.  Fifty years later, the V7 is celebrated with a few upgrades and changes, four beautiful models, including a limited-edition anniversary model, all while still retaining the integrity of the motorcycles and company that the public has always looked to them for.

Moto Guzzi’s stylish café racers are showcases of the company’s dedication to their enthusiasts, who appreciate the commitment to authenticity and tradition as well as the cutting edge, unique engineering.

The V7 III Special pays homage to the company’s very first V7 Sport series, introduced in 1971, with vintage-inspired graphics that closely honor the 1975 V750 S3.  The bike features a stand-out, beautiful metallic light blue paint color on the tank, accented by silver stripes. The saddle, which can accommodate a passenger, is nicely enhanced with vintage-style stitching, completing the classic old school look of this sporty bike.  Add some chrome and spoked wheels and the Special convincingly takes you back in time all while incorporating the latest in Moto Guzzi technology. The Special also features fork stanchion protectors instead of dust boots, unlike the Racer and Stone.

All V7 III models have been updated while still maintaining all the features that have made these bikes so iconic.  The 740cc engine remains the signature transversal, air-cooled V-twin, but it is now 10% more powerful.  Other changes include a lower seat position, new steering geometry, new oil sump and crankshaft, double pipe manifolds on the exhaust, new pistons and cylinders, an ABS system and a new adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control).  The V7 III also has an intuitive Bluetooth connection that, used in conjunction with a free, downloadable app, allows riders to plug in their smartphone and gain access to a wide range of useful information including speedometer, rev counter, instant power, instant torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer.

Moto Guzzi’s V7 is a classic motorcycle with wide ranging appeal for everyone, including women, new riders and those who appreciate a traditionally beautiful and reliable bike.  With the new features and upgrades in addition to the bold and eye-catching style, these bikes are sure to receive a lot of head-turning and positive comments.

  • Air-cooled 90-degree V-twin w/ longitudinally mounted crankshaft
  • 744 cc
  • Six-speed
  • 8-gallon fuel tank capacity
  • 417 lbs. dry weight
  • Double cradle tubular ALS steel frame
  • Brembo brakes
  • ABS (can be disengaged)

OC Motorcycle has a beautiful sapphire blue bike in its rental fleet.  Call or come by to see this classic café racer and take it out on the road this weekend.

OC Motorcycle is your premiere source for rentals, service and sales in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach and all of Orange County! OC Motorcycle is now an authorized Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Triumph and Vespa/Piaggio dealership in addition to already offering the most diverse line of used motorcycles including Harley-Davidson, Indian, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Kawasaki and more!

L.V. Sage, Author, Red, White & Blues: Book One Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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