Originally Posted by X1Glider
Don't give me that crap about Piaggio owning them meaning something. It means nothing. Guzzi does their own thing design wise. Beinig under the Piaggio umbrella doesn't automatically mean Guzzi is privy to all technology developed by Piaggio or Aprilia. The only thing it means is that Piaggio wants to streamline Guzzi operations to make them efficient, profitable and opens up the supplier chain and global market place for growth potential. They still have to design their own products.
You know, this right here shows you don't know much about the current crop of Guzzis.
All design is going on at Pontedera, the Piaggio facility. Piaggio has removed all R&D from Mandello del Lario, though production remains there.
Guzzi is a wholly-owned "brand" of Piaggio. It's not been a stand-alone company for several years, now.
Rocker59 (aka guzzimike), Aux Arcs
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