Unveiled at Biarritz, France, setting for the Wheels and Waves motorcycle event, was the 2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III Limited. Coming in a limited production run of only 500 numbered units worldwide, the V7 III Limited is the latest iteration of the retro styled V7 “seven-fifty.”

Taking cues from classic motorcycle design, the V7 III Limited comes with numerous chrome plated components, including a chromium fuel tank, secured by a black leather strap for that vintage look. The Moto Guzzi eagle tank emblem is done up with a burnished finish, off setting the reflective chrome.

Black is also extensively as a design colour on the allow wheels and saddle with “old school” stitching, and complements the carbon-fibre in the side panels and front and rear mudguards. Machined aluminium is used for the locking fuel cap and handlebar risers, onto which the V7 III Limited’s edition number is inscribed.

The V7 III series of Moto Guzzi motorcycles is powered by 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. Coming with a six-speed gearbox, Brembo does the braking with a single 320 mm disc in front grabbed by quadruple asymmetric calliper pistons with a single disc in the rear.

Fuel is carried a 21-litre tank and the V7 III has a claimed wet weight of 209 kg. Suspension uses conventional non-adjustable telescopic forks up front with an 18-inch wheel and pre-load adjustable twin shock absorbers in the rear, rolling on a 17-inch hoop.

In Malaysia, there are four versions of the 2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III with prices sans GST and not including road tax, insurance and registration. These are the V7 III Stone (RM63,133), the V7 III Special (67,830), the V7 III Racer (RM77,264) and the V7 II Anniversario (RM76,321).