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2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Range Changes Everything Yet Remains Faithful to its Heritage

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Moto Guzzi recently released its 2013 V7, which is a completely new motorcycle. The company is Europe’s oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturer, and the 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 is led by a more powerful, faster, smoother 90° V-twin engine. Yet, it is still driven by the cardan shaft drive and supported by the double cradle “Tonti” frame, which are cornerstones ...

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Road Test: 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX

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If there are any stretches of paved road left in the U.S. with more than 200 miles between gas stations, I’d sure like to know about them. Highway 140 from Winnemucca, Nevada, to Lakeview, Oregon (part of the historic Winnemucca to the Sea Highway), used to be one, but now there’s gas after about 130 miles at Denio Junction. These ...

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New 'Moto Guzzi Originals' Microsite Unveiled

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Moto Guzzi USA, the North American importer of the Piaggio Group’s iconic Moto Guzzi motorcycle brand, is introducing Moto Guzzi Originals (motoguzzioriginals.com), a new website for individuals who have a passion for brands and products that create a trend. The microsite invites users to explore the unique heritage and many industry-first innovations of Moto Guzzi motorcycles, as told through the ...

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2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Road Test

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Vintage motorcycles are incredibly cool, but most riders are reluctant to put up with their drawbacks that can include meager power, lack of reliability and the potentially dangerous inconvenience of anti-stop brakes. What we would really prefer is a classic that performs like a modern bike—or a modern bike that looks like a classic. If you concur with the above, ...

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Piaggio Group Americas Introduces Three New Models, Four New Prototypes to North American Market

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Italian manufacturer Piaggio Group, represented in the U.S. by its subsidiary Piaggio Group Americas, gave North American dealers a clear vision of plans for global and market growth during the company’s 2012 dealer meeting in Hollywood, Florida. Led by Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno and Piaggio Group Americas President and CEO Miguel Martinez, as well as Piaggio Group ...

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2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE – Road Test Review

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photography by Kevin Wing This 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE Road Test was originally published in the January 2012 issue of Rider magazine] Like the chicken or the egg, one wonders what Moto Guzzi decided upon first—the Griso moniker for this motorcycle or its unique design. If the former, I can imagine the artisans at Marabese Design near Milan ...

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2012 Aprilias & Moto Guzzis – First Look

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Piaggio Group’s two street motorcycle brands, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, are each rolling out a half-dozen models for 2012. Making a comeback, the legendary bad-boy Tuono adds V4 R to its name, thanks to two additional cylinders, 41 more horsepower and 22 fewer pounds. Its engine is adapted from the RSV4 superbike, which includes the latest throttle-by-wire system with three ...

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Moto Guzzi Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

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The turnout of Italian and foreign enthusiasts to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Moto Guzzi in Mandello del Lario, which reached 20,000 participants during the three-day Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days) event, exceeded expectations. Those in attendance represented 52 countries, with everyone enjoying the beautiful scenery of Como Lake astride modern and classic Moto Guzzis. During the event the ...

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2011 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V – Road Test Review

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photography by Kevin Wing Moto Guzzi, one of Italy’s most storied motorcycle brands, turns 90 this year, and an emblem honoring this milestone can be found atop the fuel tank of every “Goose” produced in 2011. Five years ago, to celebrate its 85th anniversary, Moto Guzzi sponsored a reprise of Giuseppe Guzzi’s epic 4,000-mile, four-week ride, in 1928, from the ...

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Moto Guzzi V7 Racer Limited Edition – First Look

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Fancy an old-school cafe racer but don’t have the time, intestinal fortitude or English wheel to build one from scratch? Well, Moto Guzzi will happily sell you one of these just-released, limited-edition V7 Racer models for $9,790. Seems a very appropriate way to celebrate the Mandello del Lario company’s 90th anniversary. Stay tuned as we’re currently trying to pry one ...

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