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Moto Guzzi V7 Wayward

By Sam Sims

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Ahead of the the New York City International Motorcycle Show, Moto Guzzi USA and Hammarhead Industries unveiled a custom V7 – the Wayward.

The custom, which was built using the V7 Cafe Classic as a platform, was unveiled at Liberty Hall in the Ace Hotel Friday evening.

Melissa R. MacCaull (Vice President of Marketing, Piaggio Group Americas) says: “The choice to collaborate with Hammarhead Industries was an easy one. Just like with Moto Guzzi, James Hammarhead and team create two-wheel works of art that fulfill a lifestyle need and want, with the right amount of vintage cool and modern flair.”

James Hammarhead (founder, Hammarhead Industries) says: “The historic Moto Guzzi V7 vehicle range sparked our interest and proved to be the ideal platform for this project. The goal of the V7 Wayward was to create a Hammarhead bike that could take on the urban commute with appropriate functionality, break free for fast and light travel and ultimately enhance the rider’s experience.”

Moto Guzzi/Hammarhead V7 Wayward Features:

  • Simplified bodywork – Reduced weight, visually lightening the motorcycle
  • Performance – High flow K&N air filters, custom exhaust and remapped fuel injection
  • Suspension – Performance fork springs and rear shocks
  • Ergonomics – Mid-rise bars and wide footpegs give an upright riding position with plenty of room to move around in the saddle
  • Design – Classic 7-inch teardrop headlight shell housing a small speedometer; low profile, high visibility LED turn signals and two-inch round brake light
  • Storage – Wax cotton panniers with internal aluminum frame

Also on display at the unveiling was some Moto Guzzi originals, including the new 2013 production models: V7 Stone, V7 Racer and Griso 8V SE.