Another one from Kristian - thank you!
"Moto Guzzi has zooted up its Sport 1100 with fuel injection and all-new suspension bits, but is that enough to run with Bologna's best?"
Big thanks to Kristian for submitting this one!
"Big boomer from Lago di Como: Italy's alternate sportbike."
"Six years ago European-style Japanese motorcycles didn't exist. Since then, the CBX came and went, V-twins and V-fours came and stayed. Now the Classic Italian Sport Bike comes from Japan with names like Interceptor and GPz. What ever happened to that zesty, thinking-man's flashbike, the Le Mans? Look here: Italy's swoopiest thunderbike is alive and better than ever."
"The Italian Flashbike Formula. It calls for unique styling, unusual mechanical configuration and a scarcity of units. Inevitably, the mixture produces an eye-bulging price tag. Guzzi engineers are expert chemists, and the Monza is Exotica manifest."
"Can you frighten yourself on a four-cylinder Superbike? Does its cornering gyrations make you speak to the sky before bedtime? Climb aboard the Le Mans CX100: it's simple, clever and competent."
"The LeMans is a spectacular tearing-around-the-twisties motorcycle. With a little help from its friends, it can win AMA Superbike Production races too - as long as its friends are Reno Leoni and Mike Baldwin."
"With the 1976 Convert, Moto Guzzi has booted aside sporting pretensions and delivered unto the market a pure, committed touring motorcycle, just like the Eldo of old except ... not quite."
Take an age-old V-twin. Put it in a Sport frame, add modern electrics and styling. What do you get? An alluring sport-tourer.
It's a good thing that tastes differ. Where, for example, would Moto Guzzi be if everyone insisted on riding light, nimble motorcycles? Light and nimble the Ambassador ain't.
Moto Guzzi's answer to getting there in a big way, ponderously, but oh so comfortably.