Contractor. Had bikes all my life, on my 28/29th. Can't seem to part with the Guzzi though. Had it 5 yrs.
I've ridden bikes for over 30 years, starting on mini bikes and chook chasers and have since owned various road bikes including a Moto Guzzi Le Mans III, Rickman Kawasaki, Magni Honda, various Jap bikes and the current 1995 Sport 1100, which I love more than any of my previous mounts. Unfortunately I am forced to put the Sport 1100 up for sale as I've recently had spinal surgery and can't risk re-injuring myself (See Bikes for Sale). Leaning over onto the clip-ons with my wife on pillion is the risky bit, so down the track after recovery (?) I may be able to safely opt for a Cali. Can't wait, but in the mean time I've picked up a Lotus 7 Clubman replica which is the nearest thing to a bike on four wheels. I wonder if I could drop a bored and stroked Guzzi engine in to replace the Toyota four pot unit?
Bought the 1000s 18 months ago and love it.Its been twin plugged and has a set of staintunes. My wife owns the Mk11 .
Kiwi, lived in PNG 11 years. Member QLD Guzzi Owners Club since 1986. General Manager of Eagle Trading LTD. Port Moresby (family business). Panelbeating, fabrication and refinishing (painting)and anything else that makes a buck legally . Regular bluewater gamefisherman. Member South Pacific Motorsports Club (Port Moresby) since 1987. Used to ride a H-D XLCR1000 around Moresby, traded it on the Eldorado in Wellington (that's got LeMans heads and really honks on avgas). Purchased the V7 in Brisbane 1986, shipped it to PNG and then to NZ , still havent got it running. Purchased the MK1 in Taumarunui recently and shipped it to PNG. Not at all practical, but good for the adrenilan. Has lightened flywheel ,flatslide mikunis ,big bore exhaust and aparrently a 1000cc kit . the farmer I bought it from raced it at Taupo. The 76 XS650 is in Moresby and is stock except for a full Dunstall exhaust.
I live on a property near Orange. Fanatical bike lover. Owned and loved 4 BM's over the years, but have always had a desire (obsession now) for a Guzzi. Was so lucky to have aquired a Le Mans 1 for restoration (thanks to Aigor) She should be on the road by Feb'2003,
I live in a rural area and love it!
Currently own '97 Cali EV which I've had since June 2001 & love touring/day rides.
As you can tell by the list of bikes, I've got no idea of what I want to ride. I bought a Guzzi through this site and i'm rapt. I ride with the Ulysses mob but have been known to tag onto other clubs.
Busy with teenage family, home renovations and restoring a classic Lancia but I still get to ride occasionally. Ive never been bikeless since I was 14 though this is my first Guzzi (I've owned only one other Italian "bike", a 1958 Lambretta when I was 14 !) The Guzzi experience is different isnt it?....I like the 'animal' in my bike...
I have newly aquired a Lario V65 that has just been fully restored. My first Guzzi so am still getting used to it, the more kms I do the more it makes sense. Should have had a twin years ago.