I just like them coz they've got the same initials as me....Actually I have only been riding 3 years but I'm trying hard to make up for it. It was my first sight of a Daytona 1000 that I blame for all this .....then the Sport 1100 came out and I knew it was love. I'm picking one up from the dealer today - at last. Wish me luck.
Have had the SPIII for 10 years now and it's looking and running the best it ever has after a re-spray and service.
I have the sweetest V50 - she is agile and courageous with a big heart. An absolute joy to ride and I love her dearly. That's my bike folks I can't help but share something in common with you if you appreciate riding Moto Guzzis. So a warm hello to this fraternity. Usually I live and ride in the Adelaide Hills but like best the nomadic times touring on the "flaming gem".
The previous bikes have now been whittled down to two. The Lemon is a bit tatty, the V7 is likely to remain a pile of bits for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately I get very little opportunity to ride at present, but who knows what the future may hold!
Have been into bikes on and off since I was sixteen and thirty years later...yes, I'd be the first to admit that I've probably never really grown up. The Nevada is new and I couldn't resist its handsome Italian looks. Its also a delight to ride, but I have great difficulty adapting to both right and left hand gear change when swapping between Commando and Nevada...must be my age. I hope the Nevada's gear change becomes slicker once it has notched up some mileage. My Commando, being 26 years its senior, is well sorted, looks like its just left the factory and also rides well, but very different.
I bought the T in 1975. From that first ride I fell in love, during the past couple of decades I have owned a couple of MZ's, a 69 Triumph, a couple of RD yammies (I raced one), an assortment of chook chaser's, a Honda 500/4, various 250 four stroke "sludgeboxes" and others I'd rather forget. During all this I always had "TH'GUZZI" .She has been off the road for extended periods a couple of times (due to collisions with a planet) and suffered a 100,000 kays of being abused with a sidecar, put up with my boy racer urges, my mechanical torture, sometimes erratic maintinence "plan" (cash flow affected) and carried me all over this continent and has never let me down.Which leads me to my answer to the question "what do you think of the Guzzi?" "well! , i've had her for 22 years, you tell me?"
Moto Guzzis impressed me from the moment I first took one apart. So much so I actually spent good money on one. Still own the same bike nearly twenty years on although both it and I have changed considerably in that time. The bike gets quicker, I get slower..............
Putting together a package that includes licence and Monza to end a 17 year drought and to have better excuse for declining to ride pillion with Hendrik (no need to exagerate). Bought the Monza in April 97. Previous bikes: Yamaha TX650 (74-80), Honda CB350 (71-74) and Suzuki 250 Savage (70- 71).
Though I'm not technically living in Australia, my bike is. I've owned my bike since '84 and it's done around 200,000 K's including the best holiday I've had when I shipped it over to Europe in '93. I got married on that bike and I'll never sell it. Part of the reason I'm in Hong Kong is to acquire enough money to buy another Guzzi. Your page interests me 'cos I know I'll have trouble making up my mind. What would be really nice is if my return to Oz coincides with the release of, say, an SP4. Something with monoshock suspension, fuel-injection, a better thought out seat and maybe a four-valve head. If Guzzi produced something like that I'd buy the first one. Do you know if they are thinking of making something like that? Good luck with this page. I'll stay tuned.
Married (happily) riding since 19yrs. Have owned japanese, Ducati and finally settled down on Guzzi. Just got hubby to rebuild original bike with the big bore kit and full restoration, what a lovely bike to ride. Interested in other Guzzi activities similar to Latins on the Lake, etc..