Moto Guzzi to Offer Demos and More at Sturgis

The 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress will be introduced at Sturgis and available for demo rides.
The 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress will be introduced at Sturgis and available for demo rides.

Moto Guzzi USA will be at the 76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a factory display and booth, motorcycle demo rides and special events from Saturday, August 6 to Sunday, August 14. The factory booth will be located at 1435 Main Street (at 4th) in the heart of Sturgis, South Dakota.

At the historic rally, Moto Guzzi will introduce the MGX-21 Flying Fortress, said to be the most technologically advanced Moto Guzzi ever, a “modern production bagger” with unmistakable Guzzi style and character. Rally attendees will be able to sign up for demo rides on the MGX-21, as well as other models in the lineup, including the Eldorado 1400 and Audace 1400 cruisers, V9 Roamer and Bobber, and V7II Stornello and Stone models.

Here are the details….

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Moto Guzzi Display (4th and Main Sts.)
The booth will showcase the latest models, accessories and apparel, joined with Moto Guzzi’s product specialists.
Time: August 6-13, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, August 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: 1435 Main Street, Sturgis, SD 57785

Moto Guzzi Demo Rides
Generous demo routes through the Black Hills, led directly in and out of Moto Guzzi booth on the latest motorcycles.
Time: August 6-14, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., rides every half hour; Sunday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., rides every half hour
Location: 1435 Main Street, Sturgis, SD 57785

Moto Guzzi Owner’s Appreciation BBQ
Moto Guzzi owners will be treated to a complimentary BBQ dinner Thursday evening (August 11). Those interested are encouraged to visit the booth in advance to confirm registration.
Time: Thursday, August 11, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: 1435 Main Street, Sturgis, SD 57785

Moto Guzzi Live Stage
Get your daily dose of country, blues, and rock music throughout the rally.
Time: Daily, August 8-13, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: 1435 Main Street, Sturgis, SD 57785

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  1. I am looong time MotoGuzzi fan. Simply one of the best cruising bikes in the world, up there, and today better than my Harley RK or my own Indian Vintage. I also have a 1946 Indian Bonneville Chief. At at the same prices as HD and Indian, this is a good buy for this much bike. My first V7 sport, and then a MotoGuzzi Lemans II in their day were unbeatable bikes. One of these California Specials (there are a few different models, this is a new demo type) will probably be my next bike. Those “red” heads are different, would go black, but you could call the bike Barbarosa instead of Flying Fortress. Those heads keep the engine so cool, you can put your hand on the top of the head at the highway speeds and it is just warm. In the cold country, those cylinders keep your legs warm, and in summer no issues. These bikes are pure joy to ride and this one has everything. (90 hp, 700+ lbs) still more power to weight ratio than most bikes, but the handling and braking are simply superior. Made in Mandelo del Lario Italy on Lake Como in the north (above Monza !). I have been to the factory, their wind tunnel (they were the first to ever use one), and roof top race track.
    MotoGuzzi is one of the OLDEST continuous motorcycle companies in Italy. The idea of the sideways engine and shaft drive came the the WWII Indian motorcycles made for the desert in WWII !!! Although Guzzi was famous for winning road races all over Europe in the 20’s, 30’s and 40″ before. In the 60’s they made the world famous V8 – 500cc racing motorcycle. It scared the crap out of all the drivers but it won quite a few races. Go Guzzi.
    In Europe you can choose the Duck (Ducati for high performance) or the Goose (for everything else!).

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