Beer appreciator, motorcycle lover and anti socialite.
Riding for 45 years. Second Guzzi and enjoying it. Work in a machine shop. # kids, 2 grand kids, No hair, No Money.
I've had the bike since 1983 just after it had been fully restored in England by close Italian friend.
The machine resided and ran around the UK until 1990 when it was taken to live in the Netherlands with me.
Then in 1991 the machine was shipped to Oz to reside and live with me in Perth WA.
The bike is still used regularly and other than not have original silencers (replaced with stainless units) it maintains its heritage.
Basically retired - love Guzzs
I live in beautiful Gippsland and work in Melbourne. Love my Griso
I currently own a 2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans which I have owned for almost 7 years now. I am around 30 and live in Bundaberg Queensland.
I've been into bikes forever. I bought my first Guzzi Mk5 whilst living in Darwin many years ago, then sold and bought a series of other bikes but missed the satisfaction of servicing and tuning my own bike, though sometimes it is a character building experience
I never bothered finishing the Engineering Degrees I started, so instead completed a couple of trades, and am now a very competent electrician. I've cut up and modified every dirt bike and road bike, as I have all the cars and houses I've owned. When I first saw an 1100 Sport, I realized that was one bike I didn't have to modify. Wrong. It just takes someone like myself to keep a Guzzi going. The 1100 is in very good condition, the previous owner (an engineer) changed the cam, twin plugged the heads, replaced the ignition when the regulator failed, and fitted a complete Staintune exhaust. I have all the original items. With 60,000 km on the clock, the original transmission and final drive is still operational, I no longer use fifth gear, so I'm hoping it'll last till I find a good Lemans/California Transmission to swap in. It looks like the forks are failing, rumour is that's not uncommon either. The Winfield Superbike Replica is the opposite. Number 12 of 25 built, Not sure who by. Possibly someone involved with the Winfield Race Team. The owner of Number 8 opined not all 25 got built. Being based on an RC36 it's mechanically perfect, with just over 70,000 km on it, but every piece of plastic is cracked somewhere. Both bikes are 100mph standing still, are both loud, albeit with very different exhaust notes. Both are very satisfying to ride fast in the hills, and painful to ride at 100km/h down the freeway. Or maybe it's just my joints failing as I age.