For the North American market only, Moto Guzzi are producing a limited run of 50 examples of the Verde Legnano Special Edition which pays tribute to the 1971 Telaio Rosso Moto Guzzi V7 Sport. That machine was nicknamed the Verde Legnano due to its green paint scheme and is regarded by many as the most beautiful Moto Guzzi ever made.
The 1971 V7 Sport was the first five-speed production motorcycle that weighed 200kg, was powered by a 748cc V-Twin which powered the bike to a top speed of 120 mph. The initial run of 150 motorcycles were given special status with a red frame.
Hence, the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Verde Legnano Special Edition gets the colorful treatment by way of a lime green tank and painted red frame. Unlike European buyers, the North American market still retains a five-speed transmission but it does now have a new wet flywheel which has replaced the previous dry alternator. The 744cc V-Twin remains unchanged, making 50hp @ 6,200 rpm and 58Nm @ 2,800 rpm. Wet weight is 198 kg (436 pounds)
The 2015 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Verde Legnano Special Edition will arrive in the U.S. in March and will cost $10,999.