August 2012 Moto Guzzi Originals

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Isaac Hattem up in a family that loves and scooters. His father first in love with a Vespa in the and it became his main means of around New York City at the Then, in 2009, his dad bought a V7 Classic. Having watched his ride motorcycles since a age while growing up in Westchester, NY, inherited the same passion as his dad and to ride as well.

He works in New City for a digital media company but enjoys anything a motor such as cars, bikes and even chainsaws. his spare time he can be found softball, exploring all Manhattan has to with his girlfriend, or cruisin’ on his Vespa.

This weekend took a Moto Guzzi 1400 Touring to Woodstock, We hope you enjoy his story:

With a destination in mind, we set off on route 22 to Woodstock, Vermont. I the bike everyone is talking the new Moto Guzzi California Touring. Designed by Miguel the California is as amazing to ride as it is to at.

I personally have stared at bike’s brother, the California Custom. on my desktop wallpaper for Needless to say, I was very for this past weekend’s trip for quite some

My father joined me on this and rode his Moto Guzzi V7 and my sister who has been a fan of two-wheeled for as long as I can remember sat on the back of my 1400 Touring. Since the a is a touring model, I thought it be great to get a passenger’s perspective of the and spend a little family time together. To make the even more complete, we my mother to drive the support

The only family member who tag along was my brother who is itching to get his license and am sure he will the next trip.

As I fired up the I was greeted with a familiar The side mounted 1380cc has 98hp on tap and revs to about Its modern engine features riding modes — (sport), Turismo (touring) and (rain). The California moves well for a 750lb bike.

I took a similar ride year on a Harley fat boy and found year’s ride much enjoyable in every aspect. The reminds me of an old muscle car with an suspension—it moved with of guts and style. Indeed, I awaited every red light to get an to experience lift off.

when riding with a I found the power to be more sufficient.

Unlike the muscle of old, however, the California is nimble for such a large and moves well around the turns of our country road Having the ability to hit almost 50 mph in 1st allowed for minimal shifting in Speaking of shifting. the California has one of the refined transmissions of any vehicle I had the pleasure to drive.

As we carved through Route 4 I was able to keep the bike in the gear for the majority of the ride, confidently accelerating through the However, maneuvering it in tight is not quite as easy and feels a bit I imagine navigating a cruise through the NY harbor would slow and steady pace Also, stopping this big of a is no casual task.

Luckily, the is equipped with dual 320mm Brembo disk upfront.

After the first pit I asked my sister what her impressions were she said, I that I am able to see ahead remaining comfortable in the back. The is much less bumpy I imagined.

The ride to Vermont was perfect. was minimal traffic, gorgeous and clear skies—optimal riding The bike gets a lot of attention on the too. Drivers in passing would often offer a glance. And we can’t forget the occasional thumps up!

We reached our Woodstock, Vermont in midday. a quick lunch, we decided riding was in order. The bike is comfortable and the riding position is

It’s the type of bike makes you want to pack a bag and with no destination in mind.

The leg of the trip took me from Massachusetts into midtown In Brewster, I refueled at a gas station and was by three fellow riders what kind of bike I was The answer was simple — a Guzzi.

After hitting traffic on I I cruised to the Hank Hudson the West Side Highway, into the city with the sun What could possible than this? Written by Hattem, follow him on Instagram .

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