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Retrospective: Moto Guzzi V50: 1977-1989


(This Retrospective article was printed in the July 2008 issue of Rider Magazine.) In the mid-1970s Moto Guzzi’s outlook was affected by Alessandro de Tomaso, an Argentine of Italian background who purchased the factory lock, stock and cylinder barrel. His marketing types took a look at the line of motorcycles and saw a pleasing array of big twins, running 850- ...

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Retrospective: BSA A75 Rocket 3 750: 1968-1972


(This Retrospective article was printed in the November 2006 issue of Rider.) Finally, the Brits were coming out of their doldrums and presenting something new, relatively, to the motorcycle world…a triple. Wowzer! By the end of 1967 it was a very ill-kept secret that the Skunk Works at BSA/Triumph had completed this new design, and American motojournalists and potential buyers ...

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