Archive for ‘Moto Guzzi’

May 25, 2016

The European Female

An acquaintance owns the immaculate R75/5 BMW with reflective toaster tank which starts off this round of five European moto’s from Main Street Hebron. Next up in counterclockwise fashion is a John Player liveried Norton Commando, nice looking machine. An orange Commando with a hefty tank looked the part under a bright May sun. BSA Lightning was a replacement for the sublime Rocket Goldstar, this one looked like a frequent rider polished with an oily rag. Last up Moto Guzzi V7, a 700cc transverse v-twin being the Italian contemporary of all of these other bikes. Lovely! 

May 24, 2014

Modern Classics


A pair of dudes were supping coffee at a Starbucks at Plaza Del Lago: these were their rides. Shiny new Guzzi and Triumph. Do you speak Italian or English? That’s the question.

June 18, 2013

When in Rome

The Latin moto’s were well represented at the Rally with numerous latter day Ducati’s as well as a few select Mediterranean marvels. Of course this older single Duc 250 Scrambler gives enjoyable views of its bevel driven  engineering. A cousin to my Cub project?


Then some bearded feller came rumbling in on this Guzzi combination, resplendent in red, it looks like a comfy drive for captain and passenger alike. Plenty of storage room to tote a picnic along the Po river visiting villas and gardens.


And finally, though not leastly, a 350 Moto Morini. A little cracker of a v-twin that gives the owner plenty of notice with the head turning this racer will enjoy.


June 29, 2012

Moto Bellissima

Moto Guzzi: the history of motorcycles wouldn’t be complete without the V twin ‘cycles from Mandello del Lario. Good Italian mountain roads and a renowned racing history give these models genes to be proud of. Much like Triumph.

This super clean, sharp as a knife example from Lincoln Avenue M&R is a ’68 or so V750 Ambassador.

Line, form and shape have obvious timeless Italian design balance.