Fans of sporty retro motorcycles have another option to choose from. Moto Guzzi has revealed its new V7 Corsa. It takes the standard entry-level V7 and adds a variety of appearance items to give it a classic race bike design.
The changes start from the very front with the addition of a rounded windshield and fairing in a red and silver paint scheme to match the rest of the bike. Moto Guzzi also removed the fork gaiters other V7s receive. A new saddle is fitted that’s shaped to look like an aerodynamic single seat, though it will still accommodate a passenger. For an even sportier look, Moto Guzzi offers a paint-matched cowl to install over the rear section as an option. And final detail changes to the Corsa include a black-anodized fuel cap. bar-end mirrors, and a special edition plaque on the handle bar mount.
The upgrades end at visual changes. The same 853-cc V-twin from the other V7s remains with 65 horsepower and 54 pound-feet of torque. It also has the same six-speed manual transmission, shaft drive, right-side up fork and twin-shock rear suspension.
The Corsa does bring a price premium for all its styling changes. With a base price of $9,690, it’s $500 more than a base V7 and the second most expensive version of the bike.