Moto Guzzi: More Than 20,000 in Attendance in Mandello Del Lario For the…

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Mandello del Lario, 18th, 2011 – The turnout of and foreign Guzzi enthusiasts has beyond all expectations for the three celebration in Mandello del Lario to the 90th anniversary of Moto one of the best known motorcycle in the world with one of the richest

In fact, on the three days of the Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi Days) the crowd reached registered participants, a significantly number than the previous held in 2007. The bikers in enthusiasts of the “Eagle brand” in 1921 by Emanuele Vittorio his son Giorgio and friend Carlo which became part of the Group at the end of 2004, make up a and colourful international army 52 countries represented along the banks of Como Lake their modern and classic Guzzi bikes.

40% of the Moto bikers came from Italian region and 60% from an extraordinary turnout which just how well known and the brand from Mandello del is around the world. Behind the platoon of Italian bikers, the with the second most by the lake has been France more than 2,000 in

Then came Germany, about a hundred bikers Holland with 1,200 and Switzerland with more 1,000 enthusiasts. Belgium, Great Britain and Austria with about 800 Guzzisti All of the European countries were in Mandello del Lario – including San Montecarlo and Andorra – but a large of bikers came from the America, Asia and Oceania.

In the non European country with the participants is Australia, with Guzzisti, in front of the USA, and Canada.

Established 90 years ago in the plant which now houses Moto Guzzi is not just one of the most famous motorcycle with 14 world speed and 11 Tourist Trophies to its name, but a vital chapter in the history of thanks to models like the Galletto, the extraordinary Eight and the twin-cylinder V7 Special, California and Le which established the international of the unmistakable 90° V drive shaft featured on all current Moto bikes, from the 750 to the 1200cc During the three day celebration on the banks of Como Lake the Moto Guzzi site at Via 57 has been opened to all visitors for a full immersion in the Moto world.

A special route has been for visitors to learn about the underway to renovate and requalify the factory of the “eagle brand” and the locations of the Guzzi legend, as the monumental 1950 Wind the production shops and the Moto Museum. GMG 2011 has been the setting for the presentation of the California 90, a 90th anniversary edition of the best known Italian bike.

Friday afternoon’s opening of the new inside one of the temples of world was attended by the senior management of the Group, led by Roberto Colaninno. the investments allocated to the new products for the Guzzi brand – a total of than 40 million Euros the next 5 years, in addition to the in the Mandello del Lario plant – the Chairman and CEO also stressed the of the Moto Guzzi range to

Thanks to the new 2011 models the Stelvio 1200 8v – also in an NTX –, the Norge 1200 8v and the “special” V7 Racer, in the first eight of 2011 the Moto Guzzi sold more than bikes worldwide. This growth of 31% from 3,280 in January-August 2010, and is particularly in view of trends on the European market, which slackened by 8% in the 8 months of 2011.

The Piaggio Group – which Guzzi joined in December – thanks to its European leadership and development in the Asian markets, is an overall constant growth in performance. In fact, in the first 8 of 2011 the Piaggio Group the milestone of 453,000 units (compared to the 439,000 units in the first 8 months of the previous

Saturday the 17th of September, has the big day, the pivotal moment of GMG The number of visitors from all the world “invading” Mandello del reached their peak. In with tradition, awards presented:

Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
Moto Guzzi V65 Lario

The Easy Rider for the Guzzista who travelled the farthest, to Australian Tony Horn, Melbourne. The most experienced was Mario Crippa, born in in 1932. The youngest biker went to Roberta Botta Borgo Vercelli, born in The biker from farthest was Heidi Rama, 36 years old Nuppulinr Finland, with her 750.

The youngest Guzzista of GMG 2011 was Maffezzini, born in 1992, who from Senago.

The youngest of GMG 2011 was Stefano Maffezzini, in 1992, who came from The group awards included the for the most numerous Italian Club, awarded to Motorbike Club from Senago had 228 Guzzisti, also winning the for the highest number in attendance on (45). Club TLM from with 229 members was the foreign Club awarded.

The Italian which came from away was the Guzzisti dell’Etna, ridden 1,500 km. The foreign from farthest away was the Guzzi Club of Victoria Australia.

Special GMG Awards went to Gianfranco Guareschi, Guzzi rider in the RC Classic Cup and Mario Arosio, President of Guzzi World Club.

The GMG compère for this evening has Ringo, artistic director and DJ of Virgin Radio. From the on the lakeside, directly from microphone, the bikers described passion for their machines. The continued into the night, the awards for Guzzi bikers and and the spectacular Moto Guzzi Live concert.

Sunday the of September, the three days of the eagle brand came to a with the extraordinary historic through Mandello del Lario.


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