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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
*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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]