Moto Guzzi is marking 100 years of continuous motorcycle production with the introduction of three limited series 100th-anniversary machines. Moto Guzzi says that the three machines are:
“…An exclusive, elegant and attractive color scheme, evocative of a unique heritage, drawing its origins from the aesthetics of legendary bikes which made motorcycling history, first and foremost, the 8-cylinder (“otto cilindri”) of 1955. A crazy, yet visionary idea, an extraordinary bike created to compete in the World Championship 500 class, a project so bold that it was ten years ahead of all global motorcycle production.
Each of the three machines has a new color scheme. Moto Guzzi says the new schemes reflect “purely racing essence.” The new paint combines the “satin-finished metal” of the fuel tank with a green of the fairing and brown leather seat.
These colors also characterized the 350 Gialbero, one of Moto Guzzi’s most victorious bikes. Particularly in the then 350cc class of World Championship GP Motorcycle racing. It earned a record 9 consecutive world titles (5 riders and 4 manufacturers) from 1953 to 1957.
Green is the first color to grace the early Moto Guzzi Normale model. For its Centennial, Moto Guzzi has chosen to reinterpret this color using a “modern approach.” Another distinguishing feature is the gold Moto Guzzi eagle. And finally, each special Limited Series bike gets a dedicated logo that celebrates Moto Guzzi’s 100 years.
100th Anniversary pricing and availability
Each of the special limited series bike models will arrive in the U.S. at a different time. The V7 Stone 100th Anniversary will have an MSRP of $9,190 and will arrive at the end of March 2021. Next, the V85TT Adventure 100th Anniversary has an MSRP of $13,190 and will arrive at the end of April 2021. Finally, the V9 Bobber 100th Anniversary has an MSRP of $10,690 and will arrive in July 2021.
Canada gets only the V7 Stone 100th Anniversary with an MSRP of $11,390 CAD arriving by the end of April. The V85 TT will arrive at the end of May and carry an MSRP of $15,390 CAD.
All photo credit: Moto Guzzi