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#502718 - 08/03/18 08:03 AM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: Gambalunga]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Originally Posted By Gambalunga
The V twin bike came about because the President of Italy was impressed by the Presidential Escort mounted Harley Davidson bikes when he was on a presidential visit to the United States. When he returned he promoted the idea that Italy should produce a suitable large bike.


And eventually the Guzzi California came about?
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#502736 - 08/03/18 09:45 AM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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I always thought that the Triking's with their Guzzi Engines looked rather smart.
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#502832 - 08/03/18 07:51 PM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: GerryWal]
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Originally Posted By GerryWal
Don't forget the magnificent V8 racer of the mid 50s!


So nothing ground breaking when Morbidelli launched their 850 V8 in 1994 then.
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#502962 - 09/03/18 08:06 PM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Gambalunga
The V twin bike came about because the President of Italy was impressed by the Presidential Escort mounted Harley Davidson bikes when he was on a presidential visit to the United States. When he returned he promoted the idea that Italy should produce a suitable large bike.


And eventually the Guzzi California came about?


And the Le Mans. I keep thinking I should buy one again. The best bike I owned by far.
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#502976 - 09/03/18 09:59 PM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: John V6]
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Originally Posted By John V6
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Gambalunga
The V twin bike came about because the President of Italy was impressed by the Presidential Escort mounted Harley Davidson bikes when he was on a presidential visit to the United States. When he returned he promoted the idea that Italy should produce a suitable large bike.


And eventually the Guzzi California came about?


And the Le Mans. I keep thinking I should buy one again. The best bike I owned by far.


Considered this one John -

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/485208/2008_motoguzzi_sport_1200_2v_h#Post485208
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#502985 - 09/03/18 10:41 PM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: Frank 4x4]
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Originally Posted By Frank 4x4

I always thought that the Triking's with their Guzzi Engines looked rather smart.


Very pointed front bonnet I always thought.
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#502991 - 09/03/18 11:06 PM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: NeilL]
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Originally Posted By NeilL
Originally Posted By Frank 4x4

I always thought that the Triking's with their Guzzi Engines looked rather smart.


Very pointed front bonnet I always thought.

The other alternative is the Aero Cyclecar. It has some GRP but also a lot of aluminium and real louvres, 120 of them smile

http://www.spitfireart.com/Gallery.html

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#503051 - 10/03/18 02:26 PM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: Gambalunga]
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Very interesting Peter, thanks for sharing.
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#503061 - 10/03/18 03:09 PM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Gambalunga
The V twin bike came about because the President of Italy was impressed by the Presidential Escort mounted Harley Davidson bikes when he was on a presidential visit to the United States. When he returned he promoted the idea that Italy should produce a suitable large bike.


And eventually the Guzzi California came about?


My first ever ride on a motorbike was on the back of an 850 California... it was the coolest looking bike I had ever seen. I grew up to have many motorbikes, but never a Guzzi.
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#503148 - 11/03/18 10:16 AM Re: Moto Guzzi 3 Wheelers [Re: Neilda]
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Originally Posted By Neilda
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Gambalunga
The V twin bike came about because the President of Italy was impressed by the Presidential Escort mounted Harley Davidson bikes when he was on a presidential visit to the United States. When he returned he promoted the idea that Italy should produce a suitable large bike.


And eventually the Guzzi California came about?


My first ever ride on a motorbike was on the back of an 850 California... it was the coolest looking bike I had ever seen. I grew up to have many motorbikes, but never a Guzzi.


When I was looking for a motorbike in the 90's, it was my wife who pointed out the Moto Guzzi California III. After a test drive it felt the right bike for my daily commute. My first was a write off due to an accident. The second one (a California 75th anniversario) I sold to fund track day racing in an Alfa 75. Still regret that. Though the +4 makes up for it.
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