Moto Guzzi V7 and Black Devil

The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer was number 4 in my top 10 sexiest motorcycles and for 2014, very little has changed … thankfully!

The retro range of V7 models gets a new, wet flywheel to replace the dry alternator which slightly modifies the front of the 90-degree V-twin. The range also gets some new colours and trim.

The V7 racer now looks even more retro with its new brown alcantara leather seat and leather strap across the tank.

Griso Black devil
Moto Guzzi Griso Black Devil

Moto Guzzi has also announced a range of factory accessories for the 2014 V7 range, including a slip-on racing exhaust kit from Arrow, single-seat exhaust brackets kit (which allows you to remove the passenger footrests and convert the V7 Stone and V7 Special into single-seat machines), high-performance Bitubo shock absorbers kit, brushed aluminium side fairings kit, touring windshield kit, side panniers kit, luggage rack kit, gel comfort seat and more.

The Mandello del Lario company has also revealed a special edition Griso 8V Black Devil, which gets a matte-black paintjob with silver stripes and black-painted frame, wheels, steering plates and handlebar. The Black Devil’s spoked wheels get a cool red Moto Guzzi logo.

It comes with fully adjustable 43mm USD forks and adjustable Boge rear shock with progressive-rate spring.

  1. Back in the late 1960s a 750cc scoot was considered a monster, 500s & 650s were the norm and Harleys were as rare as hens’ teeth, now 750cc twins are considered underpowered mid-size scoots. How times have changed. Sometimes I yearn for the good old days where a 650cc single carb twin was all even the cops seemed to need …

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