Pierre Terblanche and Miguel Galluzzi on the future of Moto Guzzi RideApart

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Pierre Terblanche and Miguel on the future of Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi and you probably more about a past a future.

It’s current are overweight, underperforming and yet still

manage a tenuous connection to an heritage. That’s a

huge one that Piaggio has enlisted Miguel Galluzzi

(original Monster, Aprilia RSV4) and Terblanche (Ducati

Supermono, first Multistrada, Hypermotard) to We talked to

them about last year’s Moto V12 concepts mean for the brand

and they plan to take it. say you should expect to see the

results of work on a production motorcycle in two to years.

Galluzzi . “Guzzi is a very known brand, but in the last 10 years it has been treated We have the heritage, we have the now we have to work on going the future. The whole idea these prototypes was to show that Guzzi has the ability to do it wants.”

“In 1970, the V7 Sport was the of the time and the layout of the engine known to everyone as the Guzzi of the era. When you’ve got unique, to change that not be a good idea. The whole brand is based on that mounted v-twin].”

“We need to on the brand, so we are fixing a few things – things that everyone can — and then we’ll work there. The work we are doing now is in two phases: make stronger we have and work towards the

Terblanche . “I think the bikes we at EICMA were anything but too It was a very conscious choice to do that was aimed towards the customer, but without alienating the who likes more modern

“The idea was to do something classic and modern at the same

Galluzzi . The Guzzi crowd is conservative, but if we only concentrate on we are going to lose eventually. So bikes are looking into the

“The older crowd is to go away at some point. A should have very appeal.”

Terblanche . “When we think the old Moto Guzzi Le Mans and the V7, if you them next to a modern they are very, very They look like a 250

Galluzzi . “[Moto Guzzi] has today that are extremely and large.”

Terblanche . “There’s no for bikes to be as big as they are today, something that sort of over the years, but there’s no technical reason for it.”

have to fit the same stuff as you do a larger bike, so you have to space. The thing with the suspension [on the LeMans concept] is we’ve put it on the swingarm rather on the frame. This was done for packaging purposes because the is fairly small. The ABS unit and are where you’d normally to find the shock.”

“Even though we had an engine wasn’t designed last nobody really saw that as a negative thing, it was a very contrast between the very motor and the very organic and bodywork.”

“The classic are the surface treatments on the bike. fairly organic and at the same quite modern. So the proportions are modern and you’ve got a very surface treatment.

The idea of adding a monocoque on top of a very frame which holds the was something which is perceived to be but has actually been around a time. It’s like we know that have remixed a bit and have come out Something people can relate

Galluzzi . “The advantage has versus Ducati is that makes sportsbikes, Guzzi can do it wants because they’ve doing it a long time and on all of bikes. We are not in a box, we can do anything we as long as we are able to make it.

. “There’s no technology on the bikes can’t be done tomorrow. just a matter of investment and a bit of hard work.”

Galluzzi . what we are working on right The real change will in two to three years.”

“Guzzi is Italian. The sound you start the engine, you know a Guzzi, there is nothing that. Maybe it will known for design. That’s of the history of Guzzi, being with the design of motorcycles.”

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