Riders in the United States and Canada will get a treat this summer, as Moto Guzzi plans to release a North American edition of its popular V7 III. The 2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer Limited Edition will be available in the States starting June 2019, with a $9,990 MSRP, while in Canada the bike will hit showroom floors in July, priced at $11,590.
The 90-degree V-twin-powered machine is limited to these two North American markets only, however the brand doesn’t specify the total units it plans to produce.
Much of the allure is aesthetic, as the V7 III Racer LE comes with a gloss-coated white paint job and red accents. The red hearkens back to the “Rosso Corsa” colorway chosen in 1971 for the V7 Sport series frame and swingarm and is a way Guzzi has chosen to honor one of the illustrious model lines of its past.
Then there’s the components that make the V7 III Racer one of Guzzi’s most sporty rides. Features like clip-on handlebars, back-set foot controls, and the single seat with a pillion cover. Like the standard V7 III Racer, riders can remove the passenger seat cover and make use of the installed passenger footpegs to roll two-up. The steering stem and steering yoke guard have been lightened also.
There’s fully adjustable Öhlins shocks at the back and a 40mm telescopic fork at the front, a four-piston Brembo brake caliper and 320mm disc at the front and dual-piston 260mm disc set up at the rear, spoke wheels with black channels, and red Moto Guzzi stickers. The leather, stitched seat is brown too, instead of black on the standard V7 III Racer.
The V7 III Racer has always been a sharp-looking motorcycle, but the white colorway does wonders for the bike compared to the chrome/silver option, at least to our eye. It’s a clean, classic look that fits the style of the bike really well. But what’s your take? Leave us a comment about the new LE below.