The 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 undergoes some updating for the launch of the 2012 model year, but remains true to its roots with its classic styling. Both the Classic and Racer models of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 saw improvements made to the engine, as well as tweaks to the body design and style that lead to improved power and performance for this iconic bike.
The engine within both models of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 continues as a 90-degree V-twin, but is now comprised of about 70 percent components that are either new or have been redesigned. The modified engine has increased compression, a refined fuel injection system, and a new engine management system. As a result of these changes, the power output of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 models has increased by 12 percent to 51 horsepower. Torque improved by 10 percent, and fuel consumption and emissions were both reduced.
Cosmetically, the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 models look very similar to those of previous years. A new fuel tank has a new metal construction that makes it lighter, but also has a greater fuel capacity. Front and rear wheels have also been changed to lighter aluminum alloy wheels to reduce weight at the front and the rear of the bike. Not only does this make for a more efficient bike, but it improves the agility of the bike.
Both the Racer and the Classic models of the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 bring to mind bikes of years gone by. The new chrome fuel tank with a leather studded strap, suede single seat, and retro number plate give the 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer a feel of the 1970s. Meanwhile, the Classic model looks like its rolled right out of the 1960s. With its single body color, chrome accents, and lower seat height, it has a classic feel that has been completed with all the latest technological advances to make riding it a pure pleasure.