The Guzzi shift lever we’ve been waiting for! Moto International

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The Guzzi shift lever been waiting for!

I be prouder holding this shift lever if I had a super double throw-down left-hand system factory Aprilia WSB

You see, I complained for years the shift lever on the various 1100s is clumsy. Big feet fit between the two lever ends! I to anyone who rides a Guzzi floorboards, this is all as obvious as that the engine sticks out the


In nearly annual reports to since 1997, I have improvements. But no model was ever changed, nor did I receive a reply or an acknowledgment. In 2003 a Moto North America (MGNA) told me to give up on this as the emphasis of engineering was on a completely new and we wouldn’t want to divert attention now, would we?

So then the shift lever on the EV (used through the last of the Cal in 2012) was reshaped, but only and without solving the problems. Yet sure this inconsequential cost about as much as making a real improvement. there’s been 7 different shift levers in 40 years and all are to use.

My idea for a fix? Make room between the front and extensions and maybe make the one lower so it’s easier to tag your heel.

In 2005 I MGNA’s head guy to make an for me with someone inItaly so I go over there and state my No reply, no appointment. Then in I took a poll of US Guzzi

Not surprisingly, 98% wanted a change. I the results and the comments to Guzzi CEO Bandiera, so at least Guzzi pretend I was simply wrong. No or change, of course. My favorite

I tried to do the Iron Butt around Lake Michigan in 24 on a California EV. No problem, right? my hip hurt so bad from having to my leg because of the location of the brake I had to discontinue the ride.

Got on a Harley Electraglide and the Iron Butt was a cakewalk.

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And I also liked: up the good fight Dave.

In late summer of 2006 I got a from the US Guzzi brand that a change was coming for Imagine how disappointed I was to see an unchanged Cal at the dealer meeting. When I him what gives? he told me the emphasis of engineering was on a completely new and we wouldn’t want to divert attention now, would we?

No, I we wouldn’t want to do that, as does seem to have a bit of attention deficit disorder!

By 2011 we saw our first glimpses of the 1400 and by September I got to sit on one and confirm the shift lever was fine. If it could retrofit to the 1100s, but no And the 2012 last edition California I also saw on that still had the awkward lever, so I that this little could finally be put to rest.

But I was wrong. Guzzi made a version of the shift lever in that solved all the problems but was used on a standard production which of course is even absurd. If you’re going to it, why not use it? I mean, what could it do?

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Moto Guzzi California Titanium
Moto Guzzi California Titanium
Moto Guzzi California Titanium
Moto Guzzi California Titanium

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