The Piaggio Group reported a 4.8% drop in motorcycle and scooter sales over the first half of 2012 thanks to the continuing struggles of the European economy. The Piaggio Group includes the brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa. According to the company’s second quarter report, the Piaggio Group sold 216,700 motorcycles and scooters in the […]
EICMA 2011 Preview: New Moto Guzzi V7 Range Revealed
Moto Guzzi unveiled two new models from its V7 line, joining the already released (and recently reviewed right here on Motorcycle.com) V7 Racer. The new Moto Guzzi V7 and the V7 Scrambler will make their public debuts Nov. 8 at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan.
The Moto Guzzi V7 range will all use a new 750cc 90 degree V-Twin engine, mounted longitudinally in true Guzzi style. Detailed specs haven’t been released but Moto Guzzi claims improvements in power (with a 10% improvement), torque and fuel economy and fewer emissions compared to the previous V7 engine.
The black model pictured is the base V7 while the two-tone model is the more upmarket V7 Special. The V7 Racer was initially supposed to be a limited edition model but it sounds like Moto Guzzi will put it into regular production with the new engine.
The V7 is equipped with six-spoke wheels and wears fork gaiters like the V7 Racer. The V7 Special does not have the gaiters but it does sport wire spoke wheels.
Check back for more details when Moto Guzzi presents the V7 models next week at EICMA 2011.
2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Review