Gran Turismo Motorcycle
Whether riding on freeways, canyons, city, track or dirt: practically all motorcycle disciplines are gratifying to me. But on most Sundays, you can find me blasting up the freeway for 60 miles to the serpentine roads snaking through the Santa Monica Mountains where another 150 miles are added to the odometer before heading home again. It’s a long day but the right motorcycle makes the routine more enjoyable. One motorcycle that fits this weekend escape perfectly is the Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT.
Gran Turismo for the 21st Century.
Moto Guzzi is once more taking the plunge into the fully faired sport touring market with the new Norge 1200. Powered by Guzzi’s traditional transversely mounted air-cooled, two-valve, pushrod motor, the 1133cc Norge is a grand touring bike, with the expected accoutrements—a 6-speed transmission with shaft drive, 6-gallon fuel tank, electronically adjustable windshield, ABS and dual saddlebags.
Torrid Motorcycle Romance
Classic beauty compels the discarding of facile thoughts. Answering the market’s current desire for naked retro-style motorcycles, Ducati’s latest effort exhibits a profound respect for the esthetic and performance benchmarks it set in the 1970s with its coveted bevel-drive 750 GT and Sport models. The interlacing of traditional Ducati DNA with a 21st century perspective is embodied in the new SportClassic GT1000.