I inherited the bikes genes off my dad. He always had a shed full, MZ, Ariel, 37, 38, 39, 54, Velosette, Suzuki, KawasakI. I went to the Guzzi factory in 97, came home a bought a DAYTONA RS.Brothers have got a DUCATI MHR & 851. The GUZZI turns more heads than both of them put together. It hasn't missed a beat, which is more than I can say for their bikes.
I have only owned the MkV for 6 months, but have always wanted one. I previously owned a Nevada for 3 years and needed to upgrade. I am a dedicated Guzzi lover and found it true what they say, "once you own one it is very hard to buy anything else".
Started riding at 6, didn't drive a car until 19. Keep buying project bikes but haven't yet got enough time to make progress on any of them. Finally bought the Lemon I'd wanted (since 13 yrs old) in Jan '06, but still working too much to ride the bastard! Hoping to change that over the next few months, though.
My first Guzzi (after '95 Triumph Sprint, '81 Kawa Gpz1100, GPX 250) bought new last year as NOS. Having a ball on the red terror, have already encountered the Guzzi quirk - broke a speedo cable at 3500km, still waiting on a replacement! Looking forward to a long-term ownership of this one... Hope to catch up with the NSWMGOA soon.
Hello. I have a BRG 98 Centauro it is the first Guzzi I have owned and love it . I also have a MZ 250 which is a great work bike . I guess the more strange and unusual a bike is the more I like it
Living in Cairns I do a lot of long distance touring (you have to to get anywhere else) and have just (May 5th 2006) returned from a 3 month, 15,000 km trip to the Ulysses AGM in Tassie in March and the National Folk Festival in Canberra over Easter taking the inland route down (Winton, Longreach, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Bourke, Cobar, Griffith, Bendigo, Melbourne) and back via lots of twisty roads. I did 3,000 km in Tassie, going to some places twice as the roads were so good. The Breva was excellent and the shaft drive meant no more chain lubes and tension adjusts every night when all you want to do is take off your jacket and boots and have a refreshing beer. We also have our four winding, climbing roads from the coast to the Tablelands around Cairns and the Guzzi (like all its ancestors) practically steers itself through the curves, even with the corners on the tyres from all that long distance touring!
MkIII with Ago fairing, rearsets, clip ons
Understanding wife griso part of D N A
Engineer working on contract in Melbourne. Just bought the Breva and have the Jackal up for sale.