BURLINGTON, NC - May 30, 2007 - Moto Guzzi USA and Burlington's Mid Carolina
Powersports invite area enthusiasts to experience the Italian motorcycle
manufacturer's legendary line of motorcycles when the company's national
tour arrives at the dealership on Saturday, June 2. Moto Guzzi's distinctive
"Italian Eagle" logo has inspired loyalty and passion for nearly 90 years.
As the second oldest motorcycle marque in the world, Moto Guzzi not only
offers a proud history of design, technology and racing tradition, but
attracts one of the most dedicated owner communities anywhere. And, the 2007
Moto Guzzi product portfolio features the company's most advanced model
Riders can schedule test rides on the same motorcycles that are currently
starring on the covers and pages of national enthusiast magazines, including
the new 2007 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 sport tourer and the Griso 1100 techno
cruiser. Riders new to the sport, or first-time buyers considering two
wheels, are also welcome. Moto Guzzi models like the easy-to-ride Breva 750
and Nevada Classic 750 are ideal options for anyone just beginning - or
returning to - the sport of motorcycling.
The Moto Guzzi mobile showroom will be open to the public from 9 am to 6 pm,
based at Burlington's exclusive Moto Guzzi dealer, Mid Carolina Powersports.
All riders with a current driver's license, appropriate motorcycle
endorsement, and riding helmet, eyewear and apparel are invited to attend.
WHAT: Moto Guzzi National Demo Tour - Central Carolina Edition
WHERE: Mid Carolina Powersports; 2290 N Church St., Burlington, NC 27217,
WHEN: Saturday, June 2; 9 am - 6 pm
Moto Guzzi on Tour: The 2007 Model Line
Norge 1200 - Moto Guzzi's premier sport tourer is ready to ride, cross-town
or cross-country. Built to deliver superior comfort and safety, the Norge's
modern Italian styling, reliable performance and leading technology create
the ideal adventure companion. The full fairing follows the lines of the
bike for an integrated, modern design while the windshield is adjustable for
optimal aerodynamics in different riding conditions. A generous double seat
means plenty of room for a fellow traveler. The many standard features
include an Anti-lock Braking System.
Griso 1100 - The Griso's radical styling makes it the Moto Guzzi of choice
for anyone who wants power, comfort and a thoroughly individual statement.
Designed to stand out in any crowd, the Griso sizzles with style and
cutting-edge technology. From its long, low profile to advanced technical
features like a tubular frame, imposing V-twin engine, compact reactive
shaft drive swing arm, and massive exhaust and tail pipes, the Griso is
ready to rock. The bike's upright riding position and wide handlebars add
absolute control and confidence.
Breva 1100 - Moto Guzzi's entry in the Naked class combines Italian racing
heritage with the all the technology and performance required for spirited
riding. The Breva 1100 features a comfortable anatomically-molded double
seat, neatly integrated into the gas tank for a thoroughly modern, sport
appearance. The power is put to the pavement through Guzzi's patented
compact reactive drive shaft.
Breva 750 - Along with the Moto Guzzi Nevada Classic, the Breva 750 is an
excellent choice for first-time or height-challenged riders. As the smaller
sibling to the Breva 1100, the Breva 750 may give up a bit of displacement,
but it makes up for it with absolute ease of handling and ride enjoyment.
Unlike other entry levels or low seat-height choices, the Breva 750 doesn't
retain weight, hamper handling through limited steering ratios or add other
challenges. Instead, this fun-to-ride and easy-to-own Naked bike inspires
California Vintage -Moto Guzzi honors its legendary past with this
retro-styled cruiser. The California Vintage is tailor-made to enjoy on the
open road, featuring a low seat as comfortable as an armchair, tall
windshield to tame the elements and ample saddle bags for storing the
necessities. The new 2007 California Vintage recalls the heritage of the
fully-equipped, chrome-adorned motorcycles that once patrolled the roads for
the California Highway Patrol and police departments all over the US. The
90-degree V-Twin, air cooled engine, imported from the Breva 1100, provides
Nevada Classic 750 - This easy-to-ride entry level custom cruiser is another
excellent alternative for anyone learning to ride - or seasoned riders who
want a classic look without the high cost of other customs. Italian soul,
timeless styling, plenty of standard features and a low 30-inch seat height
make the Nevada 750 the perfect introduction to motorcycling, Moto Guzzi and
About Moto Guzzi and Piaggio Group Americas
For more than 85 years, Moto Guzzi has maintained a reputation as one of
world's most prominent manufacturers of motorcycles. The company was founded
in 1921 on the shores of Lake Como in the village of Mandello del Lario,
Italy, where the motorcycles are still manufactured today. Moto Guzzi has
notched up no fewer than 3,300 racing wins including 14 world GP titles, 22
world records and 11 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy wins in the course of its
long history. For more information on Moto Guzzi's complete U.S. model line,