Limited to 1,000 units worldwide, the Moto Guzzi V7 III Anniversario – Anniversary in Italian – is a very special edition of its V7 III range. The V7 III Anniversario is differentiated by the chrome-plated fuel tank, genuine leather saddle and golden Moto Guzzi eagle emblem, with a retail price of RM80,900, including GST, with this special number going to a customer in Sarawak.

The Anniversario commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the V7 and the very first unit off the line, with the number 0001, is now in Malaysia, for a total of five units in-country. “I am proud we managed to acquire the very first Moto Guzzi V7 III Anniversario and this is also a point of pride for Moto Guzzi enthusiasts in Malaysia,” said Rewi Bugo, chairman of official Moto Guzzi importer and distributor Didi Resources.

Carrying an air-cooled transverse V-twin that displaces 744 cc, with power rated at 52 hp at 6,200 rpm and 60 Nm of torque at 4,900 rpm, the V7 III gets power to ground via a six-speed gearbox. The two-valves per cylinder are actuated by light alloy pushrods and rockers.

Fuel for the Anniversario is carried in a 21-litre tank, and weight is claimed to be 213 kg. Braking is done by Brembo, with a single 320 mm disc in front on a 18-inch wheel, and a 260 mm diameter unit bolted to a 17-inch hoop in the back.

There are still two more units of the Moto Guzzi V7 III Anniversario available, and Moto Guzzi Malaysia welcomes riders to view the bike at The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya. Other models in the V7 III range include the V7 III Stone (RM66,900), V7 III Racer (RM81,900), V7 III Special (RM71,900).