Show season INtermot

New motorcycle models for 2019 show season

Riders are about to see a host of new models unveiled as motorcycle show season starts next week with three major shows in Europe and Asia. The biennial Intermot show in Cologne starts next Tuesday (October 2), the Tokyo Motor Show begins on October 27 and the annual EICMA show in Milan runs from November 8. …

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Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrives mid-2019 season

Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrives mid-2019

Moto Guzzi Australia has confirmed the V85 TT arrives here in the middle of 2019, but there is no word yet on price, models or technical specifications. TT stands for “tutto terreno” (all terrain in Italian), so it features several all-terrain features. They include a high beak, high exhaust pipe, twin headlights, wired wheels, handguards, tubular steel …

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Moto Guzzi V85 TT arrives

Moto Guzzi releases V85 TT photos

Moto Guzzi has unveiled its V85 TT production bike online which suggests there may be several models in the new line when it is launched later this year. The V85 TT looks like it might be the top-of-the-line model, but there is no other detail from the Mandello del Lario company. It also looks remarkably …

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Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport 1 sportier season

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber becomes sportier

Moto Guzzi has added dual Ohlins shocks to its V9 Bobber to make its handling and ride sportier. The new V9 Bobber Sport model also gets fork gaiters, a short screen, solo seat and vibrant burnt orange paint. Moto Guzzi Australia spokesman Dale McBride says they are “currently evaluating it for our market with availability mid next year”. “More …

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sporty Moto Guzzi V8 Sport bronze

Sporty Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport

Twin Ohlins shocks, fork gaiters, short screen, solo seat and new colours will be the sporty highlights of the new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport model.  The Mandello del Lario company issued only one photo of the new Sport model, but it is enough to see several changes. Interestingly, it doesn’t show the wheels, which …

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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 V85 scrambler concept factory moto guzzi factory sporty

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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