Motogiro

Italian bike fans celebrate 10th Motogiro

The 10th annual national Motogiro cross-country rally for small-capacity Italian-made bikes and scooters is on this August with a special anniversary dinner and display. The organisers are Italian bike collectors Pete Morrow and Trevor Fryer who live in South East Queensland and use the beautiful region to stage their annual event. They started the untimed …

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Moto Guzzi factory ready to produce V85

An empty assembly line stands waiting in the Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario to start production of the V85 scrambler.  Production manager Nello Mariotti took me for a tour of the factory recently, pointing out the empty assembly line ready to start production of the “pre-production” models next month. He says they will …

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Moto Guzzi V85 patent design

Moto Guzzi V85 scrambler set for production?

Great news for Moto Guzzi fans with news that parent company Piaggio has filed an international design patent in Australia for a scrambler that is not too far from the V85 scrambler concept unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last November. The V85 concept scrambler is powered by a new 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc V-twin …

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2016 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and Bobber

Moto Guzzi recalls V9 Roamer and Bobber

Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and Bobber bikes have been recalled over an ABS issue that was identified more than six months ago, but there is nothing “sinister” about the apparent delay. Technicians found the front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine’s secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak. When …

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Moto Guzzi V85 scrambler concept

Moto Guzzi has unveiled a V85 scrambler concept at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, but it’s not their first scrambler venture. The Mandello del Lario company is no stranger to scramblers. It already has produced the limited-edition V7 Stornello scrambler and previously released scrambler kits for the V7 which is also updated for 2018. …

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2017 Gannet Design Vanguard Moto Guzzi V7

Moto Guzzi V7 gets more retro design

Swiss custom motorcycle company Gannet Design has produced an even more retro one-off version of the Moto Guzzi V7 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. So why is this so interesting? Because Gannet Design seems to have a crystal ball, designing a more dirt-oriented Ducati Scrambler custom before the Desert Sled was introduced and a BMW R …

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Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber brake issue

Moto Guzzi recall over brake issue

Moto Guzzi Australia is about to recall 80 V7-III Racer, Stone and Special motorcycles and 97 V9 Bobber (pictured above) and Roamer models over a brake issue. The front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine’s secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak. The recall over the brake issue has already …

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