Post Sale Update: This Stornello sold for $5,600 after 2 bids on eBay.
The “Scrambler” movement is back again, though most OEMs now offer models that typically emphasize style over substance. I always thought the prettiest of the reborn scramblers was the Moto Guzzi V7 Stornello, a limited edition (1,000) model that came with cosmetic changes and a high Arrow exhaust.
The Stornello was built on the V7 II platform, so it had the 48 horsepower motor, a 6-speed transmission, and Bosch ABS/traction control. Wet weight was 410 pounds, which means the power/weight ratio wasn’t great. But it’s still fast enough to have fun with, and the 5.8 gallon fuel tank yielded an impressive range of over 300 miles. For more on the Stornello, check out this preview from Asphalt & Rubber.
This example (VIN: ZGULWUE05GM000281) acquired as a leftover unit in March of 2018, but the bike hasn’t got much more use in the owner’s garage than it did while on the shop floor. The odometer shows less than 300 miles, and the sale includes a rear rack and a tail tidy. My first time on a V7 was on the Stornello Scrambler, and I took it out for a day on pavement and in the dirt for a trip up Frazier Mountain:
Find this Stornello for sale in Hollywood, Florida with an unmet opening bid of $5,500 or a BIN of $6,800