2012 Moto Guzzi California and V7 Scrambler Unveiled
This has been quite an unexpected preview for the almost two thousand Piaggio motorcycle dealers present at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo. The two new motorcycle prototypes were presented by CEO Roberto Colaninno, aimed at offering a preview of the Moto Guzzi future product strategy.
The 2012 Moto Guzzi California prototype is powered by a new 1400cc transverse V-twin engine, which is believed to be based on the 1064cc engine currently in use in the California Vintage model, but with increased bore and stroke.
On the other hand, the V7 Scrambler is powered by a 750cc V-twin engine 'small block' engine, boasting a classic scrambler look and feel, thanks to the high mount Arrow exhaust pipes and grooved tires. It features spoked wheels and sports tires plus chrome trim that combine to "create a bike that, in the 1960s, would have qualified as a 'Regularity' model like the famous 175 Lodola, which this Scrambler recalls with its low headlamp and integrated instrument panel," as the company says.
Moto Guzzi is expected to launch the V7 Scrambler mid way through 2011, but the California Cruiser is not likely to be on sale until at least late 2011, if not into 2012.
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which these days is a very colectable item .
lets go motoguzzi and produce a rival to bmw's bulky show pony
I heard of a wealthy industrialist adventurer by that name about a decade ago.
dropped of the radar after some maratime desaster on the baltic sea
reputedly living in Australia
That would be very nice!