By Wade Thiel
Thank Goodness This Will Come Stateside
Moto Guzzi has a new 2020 V7 III Racer Limited Edition. This model will be exclusive to the North American market. Moto Guzzi doesn’t say how many versions of the bike it will bring to the U.S. but Cycle News speculates somewhere between 250 to 300. I’d have to agree with that assessment.
So what’s special about yet another version of the V7 III? Well, this one gets a real-deal racing livery that works to remind you of the Rosso Corsa scheme that was inspired by the 1971 V7 “red frame.” It’s a handsome motorcycle and helps accentuate the fact that the V7 III is a highly customizable bike.
The white and red paint job, the leather down the center of the gas tank, and the red frame are beautiful. Mechanically, the V7 III Racer Limited Edition is the same as the other V7 III Racer. It has a 750cc, 90° V-twin that makes 52 hp and 44 lb-ft of torque. What’s not the same as other V7 III motorcycles are the Öhlins shock absorbers, which should give the model a sportier ride.
The bike might look like a single-rider racer, but it’s actually a motorcycle that can be used for two-up riding. The seat can accommodate a passenger and Moto Guzzi put rear foot pegs on the bike so two people can actually ride. All you’ll need to do is remove the little seat cover and you’re ready for a passenger.
Moto Guzzi will charge $9,990 in the United States and $11,590 in Canada. The bikes will arrive in the U.S. in June and in Canada in July.
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