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Moto Guzzi marks centenary with special edition bikes and events

MOTO GUZZI will celebrate their 100 Year Centennial in 2021 with special edition bikes and events, with the main celebration scheduled to be held in Mandello del Lario from 9 through 12 September.

A must-attend and eagerly anticipated event for any Moto Guzzi enthusiast, the special occasion will feature a limited series of Moto Guzzi models in a dedicated Centennial livery and available on V7, V9 and V85TT.

The livery highlights an exclusive, stylish and attractive colour scheme, evocative of a unique motorcycle heritage. Drawing its origins from the aesthetics of legendary bikes, first and foremost, the 8-cylinder of 1955.

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A visionary idea, that extraordinary bike was created to compete in the World Championship 500 class, a project so bold that it was ten years ahead of all global motorcycle production.

Combining the satin-finished metal of the fuel tank with the green of the fairing and the leather on the seat, the design is also reminiscent of the 350 Bialbero, one of the most victorious bikes in history.

The unbeatable dominator of the 350 class in World Championship GP motorcycle racing, it won an amazing nine consecutive world titles from 1953 to 1957. Green was also the first colour to adorn a Moto Guzzi, appearing on the Normale.

The body colours are matched with a saddle covered with a natural coloured material to highlight the typically Italian attention to detail. Other features include the eagle in a gold finish and the dedicated logo that graphically celebrates Moto Guzzi’s 100 years.

2021 Moto Guzzi Centennial Model
2021 Moto Guzzi Centennial model

It was 15 March 1921 when the Società Anonima Moto Guzzi was established to manufacture motorcycles, and at precisely that moment, in memory of one of the founders’ brothers in arms, that the eagle with spread wings was chosen as their symbol.

An industrial enterprise that had marked the history of global motorcycling through bikes that have become a part of the collective imagination, Moto Guzzi’s iconic models include the GT 500 Norge (1928), the Airone 250 (1939) and the Galletto (1950).

In the 60s, after the Stornello and Dingo light motorcycles, Moto Guzzi breathed life into the 700cc 90-degree V-twin with the cardan shaft final drive, destined to become the very symbol of the manufacturer from Mandello.

This engine has consistently evolved, all the way to the current V7 and V9 range, which it can be found in the Roamer and Bobber versions, and the V85 TT Traveller, the first ever classic enduro in the world.

Scheduled for arrival in Australia in May in limited numbers, these exciting, stylish new special editions will be a must for Moto Guzzi customers. Pricing will be announced closer to arrival.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is a motoring enthusiast, with a passion for two and four wheels. It's pretty much a given there'll be at least two motorbikes in his garage and he needs no excuses to hit the open road. Andrew grew up reading magazines like Street Machine and Heavy Duty and has a love for all things performance.

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