After paultan.org had a quick look at the bike last week, the 2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III Carbon made its debut in the Malaysian market at a price of RM74,900, excluding road tax, registration and insurance. Coming in a limited edition production run of 1921 – commemorating the year of Moto Guzzi’s establishment in Italy – the V7 II Carbon comes in a matte satin black finish.

Complemented with carbon-fibre in the mud guards, side covers along with Brembo brakes front and rear, the V7 III Carbon is an extension of the current V7 III model range. The black carbon-fibre is set off by the cylinder heads of the 744 cc tranverse V-twin painted in racing red.

Producing 52 hp at 6,200 rpm and 60 Nm of torque at 4,900 rpm, the V7 III uses a six-speed transmission and shaft final drive to get power to the rear wheel. The V7 III Carbon uses a slightly different first and sixth gear from the rest of the V7 III range to take advantage of the engine’s torque characteristics.

Fuel is carried in a 21-litre tank, which is emblazoned with the Moto Guzzi eagle mascot in red anodized aluminium. A number plate indicating the edition number of the V7 III Carbon is located on the handlebar riser.

The V7 III Carbon rolls on an 18-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear. Current models in the 2018 Moto Guzzi V7 III range include the the Stone (RM63,113), Special (RM67,830), Racer (RM77,264) and Anniversario (RM76,321).