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2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V TT and V7 Cafe Classic

I finally got to hear a Moto Guzzi rev. It was by far the best engine sound I’ve heard. I’ve always liked Guzzis, because of the unique engine layout, racing heritage (external flywheel, horizontal cylinder? hell yeah!) and the fact that they are rare. I’ve seen only two of them in Iowa City and both of them were the Quota 1100 ES, and luckily, the owner of one of those motorcycles was my instructor at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s beginner riding course at Kirkwood Community College.

Yesterday, I had a long chat with my instructor about Moto Guzzis in general and he mentioned that they are super reliable machines. He also told me that there is a showroom in Riverside, Iowa. Here, in Iowa?!? who would’ve guessed? This got me even more excited (not that I have the money to buy one right now, but some day I will. By the way, did I mention that I am currently accepting donations for a motorcycle? 😛 ). I might just drop by and ogle at the models being displayed.

The new Stelvio looks amazing, and I am a big fan of the TT. Dual tone paint job, knobbies, saddlebags…. oh yeah! I’d conquer continents on this machine!


And not to forget the V7 Cafe Classic for in town cruising…




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