Cycle World Radio interviewed one of our favorite guzzisti, Steve Rossi, as well as the Brand Manager for the US, Rick Panettieri. He discusses the factory shutdown last December as well as the new model line in wonderful detail. I have new respect for Rick, he seems to really “get it” with the Guzzi brand. Here’s the link to the broadcast:
Steve Natt, the host, spent some time on a new Griso before going to air, and he talks about his experiences with it. I get a kick out of the amount of time they talk about the heads banging knees. Just hasn’t happened to me on any of the Guzzis I’ve ridden, and they spend time talking about the torque impulses in turns. Hmm… I never notice the torque moving me around in the turns. They do a very admirable job of explaining who the Guzzi Rider is, and what they are about.
There is also a nice quick blurb about the V7 Classic. It’s now the best-selling Guzzi this year, with all Guzzi sales up 11%. Nice news that.