By Joe Appleton
Moto-Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer and the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production. The brand has had a storied history, winning motorcycle racing championships, changing owners, and driving innovation within the motorcycle industry. Today, it’s a subsidiary of Piaggio, producing exquisite Italian motorcycles with 90-degree V-twin engines with distinctive transverse cylinders.
So far, there are only two new models being added to the line-up. But don’t be disheartened. It’s 2021. Any motorcycle buff worth their salt should know that Moto Guzzi was founded in 1921, and this year marks the brand’s 100th anniversary. While there might not be any other headline-grabbing new releases right now, something special has to appear later on in the year. If not, Guzzi’s head of marketing should be ashamed of themselves.
While we can only speculate on what might be coming, let’s take a look at what we definitely know is on sale. We’ll start with the guaranteed new models, and work through the rest of the 2020-based 2021 range.
2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
The first of the new Moto Guzzi models is the 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone. The iconic V7 roadster gets a revamp for 2021, with the installation of a new high-performance engine. The classic V-twin gets an increased displacement to 850 cc, which now generates 25% more power than the previous model, and more torque too. The new engine produces a hearty 65 horsepower and 53.8 lb-ft of peak torque.
While the new engine is the most important facet of the revamp, the 2021 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone also features a number of other new features. These included a revised frame, new Kayaba shocks with greater travel, improved side panels, a new saddle, and upgraded footpegs. The V7 Stone also boasts a new LED lighting system (including an eagle-shaped DRL), a new instrument …read more