2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Makes U.S. Debut

Feb 14, 2017 View Comments by

In 1967 the Moto Guzzi V7, the first Italian superbike, made its market debut and transformed motorcycling, to the delight of experts and the public alike. The brainchild of Giulio Cesare Carcano, the V7 implemented the innovative 90-degree transverse V-twin engine with a displacement of 703cc, a record at that time, and immediately established itself […]

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2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress: A Cruiser That Out-Corners the Competition

Feb 02, 2017 View Comments by

  The name begs explanation, and the PR folks explained the rather unusual MGX-21 moniker as Moto Guzzi Experimental, with 21 referring to the front wheel diameter and the year the company was started (1921). The nickname Flying Fortress came from early viewers’ comments about the hulking appearance of the big machine.

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Moto Guzzi Celebrates 95 Years

Sep 16, 2016 View Comments by

It has been 95 years since Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi founded Moto Guzzi, the “eagle brand.” To celebrate the anniversary, Moto Guzzi organized an Open House, its traditional mid-September event. This year, more than 25,000 fans from Europe, Australia, China, Japan, and the United States descended upon the Mandello plant from September 9-11 to participate. The record […]

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Invade the Black Hills on Moto Guzzi’s New MGX-21

Aug 04, 2016 View Comments by

Next week, attendees of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will have the opportunity to experience Moto Guzzi’s MGX-21 for the first time, alongside with the latest motorcycles from Mandello. Rally attendees will also be treated to live music, a full booth display with giveaways, demos on the latest models, and a special Moto Guzzi Owner’s Appreciation […]

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First Impressions of a New Bike: The Breva

Jan 18, 2015 View Comments by

*Editor’s note: The opinions reflected in the following piece are those of the author only. Think of her as an easygoing, Italian grandmother in a vivid red dress. She’s the one who makes you cakes, takes you to the park, and holds your hand when you’re sick in bed. As a machine, she has the red […]

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Moto Guzzi California 1400

Nov 21, 2012 View Comments by

Borrowing from other cultures is a time honored human tradition and it permeates virtually all areas of society. Especially here in the “melting-pot” that is America—we are used to this mixing of cultures. In the world of motorcycling, however, manufacturers tend to be closely tied to the nation and culture they come from. Few would […]

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Moto Guzzi Revamps V7 Range

Sep 28, 2012 View Comments by

For 2013 Moto Guzzi has breathed new life into its V7 lineup while staying true to the classic origin of the bikes. The latest models feature a new 750cc 90° V-Twin engine offering more power and a smoother delivery to the bikes’ traditional shaft drive. The ‘13s will also retain their double cradle “Tonti” frame, […]

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How Long Does it Take to Break Down a Campsite?

Jun 26, 2012 View Comments by

On last fall’s trip to the Pennsylvania Wilds, I timed how long it took to break down my campsite. After several days of doing it, I got pretty fast – it took one minute and eleven seconds! Watch: Ok, I lied. It took much longer than that. My DSLR (Pentax K-5) has a time-lapse mode, […]

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