August 28, 2014 — Mandello del Lario’s best seller returns for model year 2015 offering more options than ever. The Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, known for its retro style and timeless character, gets special attention reinforcing its modern vintage ‘70s aesthetic. In 2015, the V7 Stone receives a make-over, enhancing its minimalist nature, transforming the chrome plating into black, with the exception of the engine, which retains the chromatic tones of the metal alloys and shine of the exhaust system. The rest of the motorcycle, from the mirrors and shock absorbers to the mudguards and side panels, is updated with a complimentary dark tone, in a triumph of black. 2015 will expand the V7 Stone to three colors, each with a distinct expression of personality: sporty in the new gloss-finish “Rosso Corposo”, aggressive and in the militaristic satin-finish “Verde Agata”, and the sophisticated, yet stealth in the returning ever-popular “Matte Black”.
The V7 combines the best elements — reliability, style, and soul — with no shortage of eye-catching when parked, and an excess of smiles when riding. The 750cc, 90° V-twin engine is powerful and stays true to the characteristics of the Moto Guzzi tradition, that touring on a motorcycle at its most pure should be nothing but enjoyable. With a 5.8 gallon metal tank, there will be no problem eating up miles, taking pleasure with improved engine functionality — greater torque and power even at low RPMs — making the V7 more efficient, with higher fuel economy and reduced emissions.
If there are few aesthetic details that betray their classically-inspired nature, many are the advantages of technological evolution: the Moto Guzzi V7 can cover over 250 miles with a tank of gas, requires limited service every 6,200 miles, has a maintenance free cardan shaft drive, and in 2015 an update to a new wet flywheel, replacing the previous dry alternator, slightly modifying the front of the 90 degree V-twin, thanks to a more compact and sleeker new cover.
The 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone will arrive in US September 2014, and will carry a MSRP of $8,490.