V7 is Classic
When a company has a history that dates back over 85 years, it is natural to have a desire to monetize that rich heritage. One can easily pigeonhole the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic as a retro bike that relies on its appearance to attract sales, rather than a viable modern motorcycle in its own right.
Euro Model Review
The NTX is Moto Guzzi’s answer to BMW’s R 1200 GS Adventure, and it is well-equipped as standard. The large aluminum panniers enhance the Stelvio’s brute and menacing front view. The extra steering lights also emphasize the serious touring motives of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX ABS.
Semi-Retro Café Racer
In a cookie-cutter motorcycle world, there is something reassuring about the Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport. Following the conventions of no other motorcycle, the Breva Sport is a semi-retro café racer that is comfortable enough to allow you to ride quite a bit farther than the next espresso dispensary, and do it with an unmistakable Italian flair.
Piaggio Group Americas, Inc., the importer of Vespa, Piaggio, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi scooters and motorcycles, has an offer that you just can’t refuse. If you’ve been tempted to join America’s rapidly growing scooter community but your plans have been on idle because you’re not sure whether you were born to ride, the time to discover your inner scooteristi is right now.
Adventure Motorcycle Comparision
There is something redundant about the term "adventure bike". In my experience, all motorcycles and all my rides are adventures of one sort or another. Whether it is the call of the wide-open highway, a serpentine canyon road, or a commute through town to work, every excursion turns out to be something of an adventure.
Moto Guzzi motorcycles have delighted riders with their unique motor music and long-distance ridingcomfort for over 80 years. Now, one of this storied brand’s thoroughly modern sport touring motorcycles, the Moto Guzzi Norge, will travel cross-country on the 15th anniversary Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride, starting in Stevenson, Washington on May 8th, 2009.
Three Motorcycles in One.
Leave it to the Italians to present a new motorcycle with an ambiguous name that invites all sorts of interpretation. Is the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver likely to leave me cold, send a tingly sensation up my spine, or deliver a sharp forearm blow to my head? As it turns out, the Shiver is capable of delivering an expansive variety of responses, as it is one of the most versatile sport bikes available.
Piaggio Group Americas, importer and distributor of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa brands, announces the opening of its new national Technical Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The 12,000 square foot facility houses the company’s product testing and technical training operations, including factory product training and classroom instruction for service technicians from all U.S. and Canadian dealerships, as well as Latin American importers. Piaggio, which had all-time record-setting U.S.
IMS Motorcycle Show Choice Award
Seen it all before? Well with that in mind, we setout to bring you only the very best or should we say the “Ultimate” from the 28th annual International Motorcycle Show. Yes, we have shifted through the “has been” and the obvious in order to serve you, our discerning readers, the interesting and the “what’s hot” from the 13-city
For many of us, the traditional two-week summer vacation, like our first minibike, is a fond and distant memory. Reluctance to get away from the office, escalating highway traffic, and increasingly nightmarish air travel are among the numerous reasons we find ourselves living in post-vacation America. As a result, busy couples face the vexing issue of how to spend their ever dwindling down time.
In tribute to the groundbreaking 1971 Moto Guzzi Los Angeles Police Department bike—the Italian factory is offering the new California Vintage. Maintaining its law enforcement heritage and image, the California Vintage is a turnkey tourer (crash bars, panniers, and triple headlights are standard) in black-and-white.
Unlike the original 757cc V7, the California Vintage is propelled by a current Moto Guzzi powerplant—a 1064cc, air-cooled transverse V-twin with two pushrod-actuated valves per cylinder.
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.
Over 300 women participated in demo rides at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as part of the fifth edition of Femmoto, an annual women-only event. Available for test rides were a selection of machines from Buell, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Kymco. Although most of the riding was on the track, Kawasaki sponsored a dirt school and Aprilia let women loose on a supermoto course. Femmoto raised over $10,000 for the Susan G.