In the history of the Eagle, the letter S immediately brings to mind the sporty Moto Guzzis of the early seventies, such as the fortunate 1974 750 S, heir to designer Lino Tonti’s masterpiece, the 1971 V7 Sport, the first 200 units of which were characterised by the red painted frame.
Inspired by this rich tradition, a new, exclusive variation of the Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone has now come out of Mandello del Lario, aptly called the S version: made in a limited and numbered edition, V7 III Stone S is the sportiest and trendiest version of a highly successful model, characterised by an essential style and a strong propensity for customisation.
The only member of the 2020 V7 III family to be produced in a limited edition, Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S will be manufactured in just 750 units, a number that evokes the engine capacity of the “seven-fifty” from Mandello. To further highlight the exclusive nature of this particular version, the serial number of the model is engraved on the handlebar riser.
The distinctive elements that make the new Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S immediately recognisable are the beautiful satin chrome fuel tank, wrapped on the top by a black leather strap, and the full LED light clusters, including the headlight, taillight and turn indicators: a modern, high-tech spirit, seen for the first time on the “Night Pack” variation of the V7 III Stone, which also includes the lowered position of the headlight and instrument cluster and a shorter and sleeker rear mudguard. All of this, along with brand new “bar end” rear view mirrors, give the Stone S an even more slender and dynamic profile.
Another sporty touch is created by the numerous red details: the ever-present Eagle on both sides of the fuel tank, the shock absorber springs and the elegant red stitching that enhances the special dedicated saddle, upholstered in water-repellent Alcantara®, an entirely weather resistant material. The equipment package also includes an anodized black locking fuel cap made from aluminium billet and the side panels, also in aluminium with a dedicated logo.
The mechanical part is also elegantly dressed, with the throttle body covers in natural anodized aluminium and the cylinder heads with milled cooling fins. As with all the V7 III Stone units, the essential instrument cluster is a single circular display with an analogue rev counter and all the other information shown on the digital screen.
Also new on the Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S are the high-performance Dunlop Arrowmax Streetsmart tyres, emphasising the dynamic qualities of the Eagle brand “seven-fifty” in its most recent and brand new sporty interpretation.