Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi’s Ode to Café Racers

Moto Guzzi played the nostalgia card with its retro-inspired V7 Café Classic, and the new V7 Racer ($9,790) takes a sharper-edged stab at the heady era of British rockers and their stylish rides. This modern interpretation taps into the Italian brand’s historic race bikes by contrasting blacked-out elements against frame, wheel hub, and swing-arm components […]

Testing the Green with Moto Guzzi’s V7 Café Classic

When we first laid eyes on the Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic’s hunched silhouette and satin Legnano-green finish, we knew we were in for a treat. And while this $8,990 single seater won’t set any speed records, its ancestor actually did at Monza in 1969, including an average velocity of 205.932 km/h over a distance […]

Adventure: Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

Powered by the latest 4-valve version of Moto Guzzi’s transverse-mounted, 90-degree, 1,151 cc V-twin engine, the Stelvio 1200 4V is a versatile machine. The $14,990 bike has the horsepower essential for long-distance interstate touring, it offers the low-rpm torque needed for off-pavement maneuvering, and it handles admirably on serpentine roads such as those of its […]

FrontRunners: A la Moto

The styling of the new Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport (www.motoguzzi-us.com), a 95 hp street bike that exceeds 130 mph, recalls the Italian manufacturer’s 1950s-era race bikes. But its engineering is up-to-the-minute. Among the $13,590 bike’s technologies are a wave-shaped brake rotor that increases the front brake’s surface area and thus its efficiency; adjustable, titanium-treated […]

Best of the Best: Sportbikes

Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory An advanced Italian exotic exhibits slender sexiness. Ironically, for all the innovations aboard the Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory that aid and abet the fast-forward progress of the $18,000 Italian motorcycle, it is the mechanism that brings the bike to a halt that best reveals its essence of pure speed. Aprilia fitted […]