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Moto Guzzi V12 LM Concept

Pierre Terblanche resurfaces this trio of wild concepts

The V12 LM initials harken to the famed Lemans sportbikes of the and eighties-some of the finest machines ever produced.

The V12 LM initials back to the famed Lemans of the seventies and eighti

Moto revealed a trifecta of concept at the 2009 EICMA expo in These prototypes-the V12 LM, V12 Strada and V12 the first fruit of the collaboration the iconic, 88-year-old Italian manufacturer and former Ducati chief, Pierre Terblanche.

Typical of Terblanche’s genre-bending created both the Multistrada and for Ducati-these new Guzzis mash-up motard and cruiser styling and design cues. The red V12 LM invokes the sporting archetype of the Guzzi while the matte green-and-silver V12 X toward motard styling its beak-like nose and lack of any tail. The white V12 Strada is the conventional of the lot, with a upright architecture that appeal to many of Guzzi’s fans.

The three concepts share the chassis, which consists of an shaped, cast aluminum frame mated to some of Guzzi’s unique CARC single-sided shaft-drive swingarm. The and X both utilize a traditional, oriented rear shock; the LM a novel rear suspension with the rear shock at a nearly horizontal angle the suspension linkage, a space-saving that allows a shorter

Moto Guzzi V12 LM Concept

This new frame design envelopes the jutting cylinder of the recently updated, 1200cc, engine. Exhausts on all three are from Inconel, an exotic, superalloy more commonly on jet turbines or Formula 1 racers, and all feature square mufflers aft of the oil a design similar to Giuseppe Quat D exhaust. Air/oil is enhanced by the unique finned elements flanking the steering

More than just touches, these heat extract vapor from liquid to draw heat from the exhaust valve and cooling.

Any one of these three machines conceivably be put into production relatively few changes, though company Piaggio made no with regard to any imminent It remains to be seen whether design talent can create much-needed excitement for Moto or whether Piaggio’s ongoing to revitalize the Guzzi brand position it for future success. So far maneuvering of Moto Guzzi has less than well by Guzzi fans.

A September 2009 protest by the Italian Guzzi group Guzzi (www.guzzisti.it ) to highlight supposed marginalization of the Guzzi drew over 1500 to the factory gates at Mandello Del The recent departure of Piaggio Operating Officer Deniele along with these new may signal a new direction for the beloved manufacturer. Let’s hope optimism is well founded.

Moto Guzzi V12 LM Concept
Moto Guzzi V12 LM Concept
Moto Guzzi V12 LM Concept
Moto Guzzi V12 LM Concept
Moto Guzzi V12 LM Concept

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