Moto Guzzi dealers recently got a sneak peek at the company’s 2012 line in Monte Carlo, and now you can too.â€¨â€¨
Thanks to someone’s camera phone, grainy pictures of Moto Guzzi’s all-new 2012 V7 California and Scrambler (based on the existing V7) have made it to the web via motoblog.it.â€¨â€¨
The bikes both have fans talking, but the California is especially generating interest. The Guzzi cruiser appears to be sporting a new engine with unusually tall cylinder heads, and some are speculating it has water cooling.
The Scrambler doesn’t look like it’s intended to see any real off-road action, but looks ready to compete with the Triumph Scrambler. Stay tuned!â€¨
[…] Last winter, we showed you some spy pictures of the bike that suggested it would be water-cooled. […]
The R1200C was the ugliest bike ever built. This Guzzi looks nothing like it.
On the other hand, as Mr. X has pointed out, its just more of the same pigs ear offered up as a silk purse.
All that’s bad about HD can be applied to Guzzi. Unless it’s a V7 (is that a V8 with a spare cylinder just in case) then why bother.
So they take an overweight and out of date lump, put in upswept pipes, and call it a Scrambler ? That’s been done by too many others.
Am a big fan of the Guzzi V7 Classic and Cafe … nice to see M.G. mixing it up a little … but they gotta stay air-cooled dagnabbit!! Don’t want them goin’ all “V-Rod” on us!!
Here you go,