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Old 12-19-2008, 11:17 AM   #16
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Nice pictures. Was suckered into this site by a V700 raped by a VW so good to see the real thing.Have owned two, a V50 mk2 and a V65GT. V50 was run into the ground and still in the garage in bits but beyond realistic rebuild, the V65 was stolen [my the bastard be hanged with his own guts!] However now have RSI problem in both hands and have been unsure about whether I could manage a Guzzi again [currently own a Kawasaki ER5]. But have read that the fuel injection models have light throttles but are the clutches any lighter? Love the shot of the V7 next to the Le Mans. Looks identical to the new V7 sports.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:04 PM   #17
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awesome. i love how oldschool their factory looks from the outside. no postmodern glass buildings or anything. i got my first guzzi, in pieces, for free!, this fall and am still rebuilding it, so this is some nice inspiration for me.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:03 PM   #18
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Awesome! Its on my "to-do" list before I die. Thanks!
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:51 PM   #19
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When the guys were there on their trip, they got to ride Guzzis around the test track that is around the outside of the building!! They also said that they can not use the wind tunnel any more because when they fire it up the lights dim in the village? Next thrip to Italy, I'm there.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:31 AM   #20
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Nice pictures. Was suckered into this site by a V700 raped by a VW so good to see the real thing.
man, who would do such a thing?

I did the factory tour a few years ago, what an awesome collection they have! Good thing I got there early in the day, as the factory is only open to visitors for an hour a day, 3-4pm. I woulda been pissed to have gotten there late & missed it.
Theres a guzzi dealer in town, its owned by one of the Agostini brothers, Duilio. very nice guy. he's retired now, & the shop is run by his daughter. He just sort of hangs out & talks to people. One of these days I have to get back there & visit them again

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:20 AM   #21
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Nice report!
You told us that you take illicit photograph, so I didn't understood did illicit photograph was only at the entrance of museum or all this pics are illicits?
And opening time is every day from 3:00 up to 4:00? Does this count also Saturday and Sunday?
And one more, there is also Moto Guzzi Factory?
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:27 AM   #22
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Nice report!
You told us that you take illicit photograph, so I didn't understood did illicit photograph was only at the entrance of museum or all this pics are illicits?
And opening time is every day from 3:00 up to 4:00? Does this count also Saturday and Sunday?
And one more, there is also Moto Guzzi Factory?
I was there in 04, museum was open mon-fri 3-4pm. no access to the factory, just the museum. Pics are ok in the museum.
this was 4 years ago that I was there, things may have changed since then.

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Old 12-20-2008, 08:10 AM   #23
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Nice! Thanks for taking us along!
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:15 AM   #24
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Here follows several photos of the famous V8 racebike. At 500cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, it was the fastest bike in a straight line in its day. It was also too powerful for the metallurgy available and would frequently blow up. That, combined with being a beast to ride, meant that it was left without anyone willing to ride one in a race, and the design was retired.








The actual engineering drawings for the V8 were in a glass case on the wall. I'd love to get a copy of these for my own wall:


V7 Sport and the first 850 Le Mans:


Moto Guzzi V-twin being used in an aircraft application:




Lots of fun - I highly recommend it to anyone interested in old bikes, whether or not you're Guzzitisti. To see all of the photos I took, check here: http://airheadpilot.smugmug.com/gallery/4857867_qFVxX/1

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In the picture with the V7 Sport and the 850 Le Mans did they have a model year listed for the 850 Le Mans ,I have one that I bought new titled as a 1976 and it had a different seat than the one shown, Mine had a more or less solo seat with a pillion built in where a passenger would sit,I always thought the seat in Your picture was a 1977 Model
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:34 PM   #25
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EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT !!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:52 PM   #26
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Those pic's are great, don't see many Guzzi's in my part of the world. Remember seeing some in Vancouve in 1979. Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:38 AM   #27
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AWESOME...oh what they could've done with some $$$...
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:44 AM   #28
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Awesome photos, great history of moto guzzi factory....!
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:07 AM   #29
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Whenever I think of Guzzis (I had 3), I always laugh about the interview some years back with the BMW Exec who was in charge of the BMW motorcycle division. When asked what his favorite all time bike was, he replied, my Guzzi 850. I wonder if he's still at BMW?
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #30
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Enjoyed every minute of the tour, thankyou. Regarding the V8 plans, i too would love to have them framed to put on a wall. Surely they could make copies to sell to the tourists, yours and mine, that's 2 copies they could sell already.
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