Day Of The Jackal: Moto Guzzi Has That Special `Something’ — Orlando Sentinel

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Moto Guzzi Jackal

2-Wheel Test Drive

The Italian Has The Right Sort Of Stuff To Turn Heads At

January 4, 2001 | By Bill Special to the Sentinel

When it to Italian motorized vehicles, you can expect to get a certain level of matched with a certain of exotica, which always a certain amount of. something. that certain amount of has always cost a certain of cash that few of us could

Whatever something is, it sure Italian machinery. Guzzi is 80 years of motorcycling.

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Sometimes something comes the feeling the machine evokes you look at it. The Guzzi Jackal has flowing curves and lines. The 5-gallon, teardrop gas tank up and back to just under the

The fenders flare out a little at the a style that has grown in The speedometer face has elegant and spoke wheels complete the of a custom cruiser.

From the position, you can’t help but the engine heads sticking out on side of the gas tank. Most engines are hidden from while riding them. On the both visually and audibly, constantly reminded that got a big twin down there.

Music is known to evoke emotions. In the case of the Jackal, the emanating from the big 1064cc, V-twin is a low sub-base thumping Folks in low-rider cars dance to the sound of the Guzzi.

The is mounted horizontally in the frame, means while revving the at a stop you’ll notice a pull to the right. Once the is applied to the rear wheel, all but disappears. But it is unique to most mounted engines and may add another something — the fact the bike literally feels just about any other out there.

Handling is crisp. That’s not too considering the Guzzi motorcycle historic commitment to speed and Up until the ’80s, Guzzi was a powerhouse at the racetracks with and innovative designs.

What we get in the is a cruiser with a racer’s

The low fuel light doesn’t pop on but rather starts to glow you drop below the two-gallon The warning light gets brighter as the next couple of fuel get used. The light on at full brightness with a gallon and a half left.

there is the cost effectiveness of the Yes, the Jackal is a truly motorcycle with nothing but the necessities. To some, less is

Moto Guzzi Jackal
Moto Guzzi Jackal

But, if down the road you to add components you missed the first around, Guzzi has ingeniously kits, and placed tabs on the that allow the owner to add on.

a tachometer? Guzzi provides all the to remount the speedometer and mount the as if you had bought the bike stock way. Want stopping

You can purchase a twin front brake kit, and the caliper are already on the lower left

There are plenty of touring and polished bolt-on shiny to customize the bike as well. At the Jackal is an inexpensive platform which to start whatever customizing heart desires.

Lastly, the Guzzi is one of the few machines out that the general public as having something. At a stoplight, a truck driver was giving me the in approval. That sort of happened a lot wherever I happened to be

Recognition like that happen often, or with any machine. With the Guzzi, probably attributed to the sound, the or. something.

My only real about the machine, and the easiest to is the seat. The Guzzi saddle doesn’t match the ergonomics of the of the bike. The seat is rather and its design plops your weight onto your

Thank goodness for aftermarket

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