Moto Guzzi Northeast Demo Tour

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress
2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress (Photo by Kevin Wing)

Moto Guzzi USA is promoting its new models with a national demo tour, including activities at Americade, Laconia Motorcycle Week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Thunder in the Valley. The popular events will allow consumers the opportunity to experience the latest from Moto Guzzi throughout the beautiful Northeast during summer.

Read Our 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress First Ride Review

Moto Guzzi staff will be on hand to introduce the range, answer questions and lead rides on the motorcycles, which include the new-for-2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 bagger, California 1400 Touring, V9 Roamer, V9 Bobber, V7III Stone, as well as the returning Eldorado and Audace models from the 1400 engine family.

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone
2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone

Read Our 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Lineup First Look Review

Celebrating its 35th year, Americade is a week-long festival of motorcycling, offering guided and unguided tours through the beautiful Adirondack Park and Green Mountains of Vermont, erecting Americade’s Expo with nearly 200 industry vendors, and offering more motorcycle events than virtually any other event in the U.S. Demo rides will be available:

Tuesday, June 6, 9am-5pm
Wednesday, June 7, 9am-5pm
Thursday, June 8, 9am-5pm
Friday, June 9, 9am-5pm
Saturday, June 10, 9am-3pm

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2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

Read Our 2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer First Ride Review

The Katancha venue at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has become the demo destination during Laconia Motorcycle Week. Moto Guzzi will host display and demonstrations onsite. The week will include AMA and ASRA racing, the Loudon Classic, ride in bike show, Sick Boy pet run, fashion show, Wall of Death stunt show, and much more. Demo rides will be available:

Monday, June 12, 9am-5pm
Tuesday, June 13, 9am-5pm
Wednesday, June 14, 9am-5pm
Thursday, June 15, 9am-5pm
Friday, June 16, 9am-5pm
Saturday, June 17, 9am-5pm

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2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

Celebrating its 20th annual rally this June, Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, has planned its best party yet. Just east of Pittsburgh, the rally feature live music, a host of vendors, stunt shows, and American Motor Drome Wall of Death. Thunder in the Valley is rally-goers chance to tour everything that beautiful western Pennsylvania has to offer—including Johnstown’s aesthetic beauty surrounding National Parks-Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Johnstown Flood National Memorial and the Flight 93 National Memorial. This is the year to experience Moto Guzzi and the beautiful Alleghenies region. Demo rides will be available:

Thursday, June 22, 9am-5pm
Friday, June 23, 9am-5pm
Saturday, June 24, 9am-5pm
Sunday, June 25, 9am-3pm

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  1. I truly enjoy riding my California 1400 Touring, in fact I’ve been across the country 3 times without so much as a hiccup. My only complaint with the brand is not the lack of dealerships but the lack of warranty support from Piaggio. I’ve complained about water infiltration into the saddlebags & headlight and Piaggio’s response to the dealer who was sympathetic was to ask for photographic evidence. So, the dealer had to actually take a hose to the bike and put water in the side bags and soak the headlight to prove to them that there’s actually water infiltration and they still denied the warranty service because they never explicitly stated that either was actually waterproof. I have to say that when I owned a Harley Davidson the dealer never had to get prior approval for such minor repairs, they would just do it and the customer (me) would be happy. It took months for a rejection on my warranty request over a simple headlight or side case seal replacement. I’m not sure if I’d ever buy a Guzzi again just because of the way Piaggio treats their customers. A word of advise to Piaggio, if you want to expand your US sales you’d better go above and beyond your competition to build brand loyalty, so far you failed miserably. I’m done ranting so I have to say the bike runs great and the dealers I’ve dealt with are fantastic people who love the brand and the problem seems to lay with corporate and not actually with Moto Guzzi.

  2. Robert can’t agree more. Came back to Guzzi after trying out Victory which was a GREAT bike. Just wanted a Guzzi again went first with aNorge great bike for one up touring sporty touring, had some issues, and felt should be no problem after getting my bike 180 miles to the dealer, then because bike had not been registered? have no idea why thought that was up to dealer after they prep bikes, which by the way is not always done. When I went to service my bike had a dry rear end? No evidence of leaking and so I replaced proper amount of fluid in and kept an eye on it no problem at least not that I could see went on a planned trip 2000 mile round trip half way I noticed a weep along one of the lines and also a few drops of what seemed to be fluid on my rim after a very cold night at the motel. Checked all fluids and was ok, made it back south into S.C. and warmer weather brought on more fluid, made it home and was concerned about fluid on rear tire not fun in corners, still could not isolate a leak got bike to shop had to wait 2 weeks just to get a tech to look at bike then they could not find a leak, at first after a ride they got it and said it would require a complete replace of rear drive ok let’s get it done it has only been 4 weeks people need my bike, well it needed to be ordered then they were doing me a favor having techs work late come in early, just for me and my warranted bike, oh and by the way since you a retired research and development tech did service Piaggio will only cover part not labor! OK it’s been 5 weeks I need my bike I paid, then a few weeks later after a ride found out that not the correct parts for that year machine were put in it! felt I had a lemon just when I was getting used to the bike so traded for a year older model worth a grand less now 3500 miles into it I’m having serious trans issues which I have had since day one but thought they may be break in related? I know but have never had a hydraulic actuated clutch before, reading the forums seems common on these year and model bikes, really is a safety issue and could get someone run over, being retired can’t afford to pay labor for a trans rebuid so what to do? What a shame too so much like the brand and folks who ride them, but this sucks! I’ll trade ya Robert This bike by the way is 2013 Stelvio other wise a great fun bike but geeze guys just want to ride.


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