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    • By SBF
      Celebrating the partnership between two British icons, Triumph are pleased to announce a stunning new limited edition motorcycle inspired by the incredible Tiger 900 Rally Pro, which features in amazing stunt sequences in the forthcoming 25th James Bond Film, No Time To Die.

      Just like the Bond films, Triumph Motorcycles brings a well-established and instantly recognisable British authenticity, fashioned and proven over time.
       
      TRIUMPH Motorcycles are distributed exclusively in Singapore by:

      Mah Pte Ltd
      www.mah.com.sg
      Address: 1179 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328232
      Phone: 6295 6393
      Contact them today for special deal for SingaporeBikes.com members!
      With a long and illustrious history in designing, developing, and manufacturing premium motorcycles with exceptional levels of performance, capability and handling, Triumph provided the James Bond stunt team with the perfect fit for the key action sequences in Bond’s latest outing, through the incredibly capable Tiger 900’s and Scrambler 1200’s.

      Lee Morrison, No Time To Die stunt coordinator: “The Tiger 900 is the most confidence-inspiring bike, it allows you to really push the ride as far as you want, you can take as many liberties as you want; stand up sideways drifting in third gear, slow wheelie it, slide it Supermoto-style.  I honestly think it’s one of the best bikes I’ve ever ridden, it’s fantastic.”
      Limited Edition
      Strictly limited to just 250 motorcycles, the new Tiger 900 Bond Edition celebrates the iconic British partnership between James Bond and Triumph.
      Each of these stunning motorcycles are individually numbered and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

      Desirable, Distinctive and Sophisticated
      The Tiger 900 Bond Edition features a unique and eye-catching Matt Sapphire Black paint scheme and 007TM graphics, enhancing the bike’s stand-out look and premium style and making this a truly unique and desirable motorcycle.

      Each motorcycle also comes with a premium, billet machined handlebar clamp, with the bike’s unique limited edition number.
      Finally with the unique styling details, the Tiger 900 Bond Edition includes premium ‘blacked out’ detailing throughout. The frame, headlight finishers, side panels, sump guard, pillion footrest hangers, auxiliary lamp shrouds and engine guards all have a premium, black finish.

      Premium detailing and equipment
      Enhancing the Bond Edition theme, the new limited edition Tiger 900 features an exciting bespoke 007TM start up screen animation and heated rider and pillion seat, crafted with unique Bond Edition branding.

      Along with all of the Tiger 900 Rally Pro’s category-dominating specification the new limited edition also comes with an additional pair of high performance Michelin Anakee Wild handbook approved off-road tyres (in addition to the factory fitted Bridgestone Battlax tyres), and a premium Arrow Silencer, which features a lightweight brushed stainless steel body, with a carbon end cap and strap.


    • By SBF
      Triumph has recently expanded its popular Speed Triple range with the introduction of the 1200 RR - which was unveiled to journalist just 2 weeks ago. What Triumph brought to the fair was hands down on of the most impression launches in recent times - with a big part of that awe coming from just how jaw-dropping the 2022 Triumph Street Triple 1200 RR looked. Dare we say, this could be one of the most beautiful cafe racers to ever grace our eyes in recent times but without all the traditional niggles and problems of yesteryear motorcycles?

      TRIUMPH Motorcycles are distributed exclusively in Singapore by:

      Mah Pte Ltd
      www.mah.com.sg
      Address: 1179 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328232
      Phone: 6295 6393
      Contact them today for special deal for SingaporeBikes.com members!
      Bringing a retro feel, the 1200 RR is based upon the Speed Triple 1200 RS which was released earlier in the year. The two share the same 178bhp 1160cc triple engine, but the RR takes a slightly more cafe racer-style approach to looks.
      The most noticeable change between the two motorcycles is the fitment of a single round headlamp, which replaces the twin headlamps on the RS. This is joined by clip-on handlebars, while the footpegs have been moved backwards. Combined, they give a more forward-leaning riding position.

      The RR incorporates Brembo brakes with 320mm discs, as well as lean-sensitive ABS. Adjustable Ohlins suspension is fitted as standard, too. They’re semi-active units, too, which means that they can be adjusted depending on the kind of riding you’re doing. Metzeler Racetec RR K3 tyres are fitted as well.
      All bikes get a full-colour five-inch TFT screen, while Triumph shift assist with up and down quickshifter comes as standard too.

      Here are 10 quick facts to get you antiquated with this latest offering from the British brand:
      1. The big news from a performance perspective is the new semi-active Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension with OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface) software. Servo motors for the damping adjustment controlled by constant computer monitoring give the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR the pinnacle of street suspension technology. The suspension is adjustable on the fly, and Triumph describes it as “track-derived” with the “performance of a supersport bike.”

      2. The Speed Triple line has been known as a naked upright, but that doesn’t apply to the RR. The RR breaks with tradition, being a faired sportbike with clip-ons. It is a pure café racer.
      3. Even a cursory look tells you that the RR has its own ergonomics. The grips are down a stunning 5.3 inches compared to the naked, upright RS, and moved forward nearly two inches—a huge difference. Triumph also moved the footpegs up and back slightly. It’s a seating position built for speed rather than comfort.

      4. The fairing is upper-only, and is proudly led by a traditional round headlight. It’s not quite as retro and the MV Agusta Superveloce, being wider and more angular at the leading edge.
      5. Although the motor is unchanged, the RR gets higher-spec tires. Triumph is mounting up Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires on the RR’s cast-aluminum wheels, with Supercorsa SC2 V3 rubber available as an option. That will help harness the 177 horses produced at 10,750 rpm by the DOHC triple, as well as the brutish 92 ft-lbs of torque at 9000 rpm.

      6. Carbon fiber is part of the RR’s upgraded package. The lightweight black stuff is used for various infills—tank, fairing, cockpit—plus the side panels and front fender.
      7. Triumph is using “ultra-premium high-quality” candy paint for the Speed Triple RR. The Red Hopper & Strom Gray is the flashy choice, with the Crystal White & Storm Grey appealing to the sophisticated buyer who will appreciate its gold detailing and pinstriping.
      2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS First Look: Specs

      8. There are a few other RR-specific upgrades worth mentioning. The handlebar clamp is branded Speed Triple. Additionally, the belly pan and seat cowling are color-matched. Don’t worry if you want to ride two-up—the RR included a pillion seat that you can install instead of the seat cowling.

      9. Triumph did a complete reboot of the Speed Triple this year. You will want to know about the Brembo braking system, highly customizable rider modes, the up/down quickshifter, and the full electronics suite (including the My Triumph connectivity system for your smartphone, developed in cooperation with Google and GoPro).

      10. The Speed Triple RR can be fitted with a variety of Triumph accessories. There’s everything from machined billet-aluminum goodies to an anti-theft system to luggage. Oh, and to keep the RR looking good, there are frame and fork protectors, plus a rubber tank pad.

      If your heart is fluttering as are ours, you’ll have to wait until January to take delivery on a 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR. Triumph Motorcycles are distributed in Singapore exclusively by Mah Pte Ltd. Do reach out to them to arrange for a test ride and let them know SingaporeBikes.com sent you - They'll take really good care of you.
      See below for Triumph's official Global Launch Video of the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR:
       
      And see here for Bike World's first look video!
       
    • By SBF
      If you've missed our first article on the launch of the Energica brand of EV superbikes here in Singapore, take a couple of minutes to read that article to give you a backstory of how local distributor Ifyni Pte Ltd - is taking the lead in electrifying the roads here in Singapore with the introduction of Energica's range.

      Energica Range of EV Motorcycles Now Available In Singapore Through Local Distributor Ifyni Pte Ltd
      Journalist from the media, industry partners, and influencers alike were super excited when we first got the call from Mr Eugene Mah, Operations Head at Ifyni Pte Ltd (and also Managing Director at Mah Pte Ltd) to test out the first of 3 models that will be coming to Singapore, the Energica EsseEsse 9+.

      Although EV vehicles such as Tesla are becoming more common sight on the roads, this has not necessarily transcended down onto the 2-wheeled variety due to the sheer cost of what one of this machines will cost, and not to mention, in most South-East Asian countries, the motorcycle is seen as an affordable means of transport and the market demand of a specialised one such as the EsseEsse 9+ would not be the first thought that comes to mind.

      This however, did not stop Ifyni from tackling the challenge head on as they believe that it was only a matter of time that EV becomes commonplace on our roads, and that having a first-mover advantage representing a world renown brand such as Energica would eventually bear fruits. It does take courage, a lot of commitment, a sizable investment, and of course lobbying the authorities to make this work and if anyone is able to do it, Eugene and the team at Ifyni are definitely one of the ones.
      First Sighting of the Energica EsseEsse 9+
      Although test rides are by invitation at the moment, we were lucky enough to find a slot whereby the EsseEsse 9+ was available to be loaned to us for a couple of days so that we could really put the bike through its paces and see what it was like to live with an electric motorcycle day to day.

      We collected the motorcycle on a Saturday afternoon, and fortunately traffic was low and the showroom was winding down at the end of the day as this gave us some time to fully take in and absorb what stood before us. At first impressions, the EsseEsse 9+ is exactly what you would expect of a bike from the future. Its design cues and styling are exaggerated, traditional dials are missing in place of a full LCD screen, and the build quality and level of parts used were impressive to say the least.

      Even stock, the EsseEsse 9+ comes with massive monoblock Brembo calipers upfront with dual floating calipers, Marzocchi USD forks at the front, and enough radiators to scream "high performance", albeit unlike in a normal motorcycle, these are to cool the battery packs and power plant, instead of the traditional gasoline engine.

      There are also enough decals around the bike showing "High Voltage", "Danger" and the likes to hint that this is in actual fact, a fully electric superbike that is made for the roads. As the skies started to turn dark as we were waiting to depart from the collection, the guys at Ifyni jokingly assured us that it would be completely fine to ride in the rain, and that we would not be electrocuted.

      Overall, the build quality for a machine with a starting price of S$69,000 - is fitted with branded, quality parts befitting of its price. What intrigues us more however, would be how it would feel like to ride, as we were warned of its weight in advance while trying to move the bike. 
      How Does It Ride?
      As with most electric cars or motorcycles, this is a heavy beast, without a doubt. Weighing in at 258kg, this would be right up there with the heavier Class 2 motorcycles around but take our word for it. Once you get the beast moving, this bike feels just about as nimble as you would expect an Italian, naked, superbike to feel. At stationary, it comes with a reverse gear to aid you in maneuvering and moving the bike around so don't let that 258kg figure put you off.

      2 things stood out most to us during the test ride and over the couple of days that we've had with the motorcycle.
      Firstly, it was the sound from the motor. Any die-hard motorcyclist and petrol head will tell you that without a big thumping engine, you cannot be considered a real motorhead! However, what we found when we spent a couple of days with the EsseEsse 9+ is that there was a certain beautiful tone that comes from the oil-cooled AC motor when you are winding it up the highways! Similarly to its gasoline cousins, it DOES get louder and more intense that you twist that throttle and pick up speed!

      In the earlier years of EV technology, most AC motors sounded rough and even bordering on being quite irritating, but the unit in the Energica actually sounded rather pleasant, almost as if there was a "tuned exhaust" being put on the electric motor.

      The other thing that stood out to us was the sheer comfort and predictable handling characteristic of the motorcycle. I would love to personally fly down to Italy and find out from the Energica engineers how they have managed to pull of this feat. Looking at the suspension setup and geometry, at a start it does seem very unique with Marzocchi forks up front, and an off-set Biturbo single shock at the rear.

      The EsseEsse 9+ was extremely compliant on the highways, going over bumps and making the ride buttery smooth, but at the same time, when attacking corners hard - the bike turned in well and grip was never lacking unless you are taking the corner at stupid speeds!

      Another pointer (yes i know we said 2, not 3) that we'll also touch on later is that in actual fact on our tiny island, we honestly never got range anxiety throughout the 3 days that we had the bike.
      Technology & Features Of The Energica EsseEsse 9+
      The Energica EsseEsse 9+, unsurprisingly comes loaded with all the latest test features and gizmos that you could ever want. From having a full LED lightning all around the bike, to a fully digital dash, and more riding, traction, and "engine braking" modes that you can throw your book at.

      More specifically, there bikes comes with:
      7 levels of Traction Control (including OFF) 4 Riding Modes (ECO, URBAN, RAIN, SPORT) 4 levels of "Engine Braking" (including OFF)
      We found the digital dash easy to read although in direct sunlight there was a considerable amount of glare but that can easily be taken care of by a matt screen protector. The amount of information provided is just right and doesn't clutter the dash too much although the menu options can be a bit finicky to go through and would be best done at a stand-still.

      In an ideal world, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration would be appreciated for a motorcycle at this price point but at this stage we are just nitpicking!
      Fret not however if all these tech and jargons are confusing you. Using this premium, next generation motorcycle however, is as simple as riding a Yamaha Aerox - just Twist and Go! It betters the Aerox by having a reverse gear as well and this is just yet another positive of an AC motor, in which even automatic motorcycles can have a reverse gear just by changing the direction of current flow through the motor.

      What If I Run Out Of Petrol? Where To Charge?!
      When reviewing or talking about an electric vehicle, the inevitable question always happens: What do you do when you run out of juice?
      Depending if you're riding within your neighbourhood or going for a hoon on the expressways, the EsseEsse 9+ will return a range of anywhere from 200km right up to 420km according to the manufacturer. In the few days that we had the bike, we estimate a real-world usage range of about 300km which is right about average. This is comparable to many other Class 2 motorcycles out there and with over 200nm of torque and a 0-100km/h time of 2.8 seconds, we reckon that range is pretty commendable.

      Another positive point (no pun intended) on the batteries is that it has rapid charging technology built in and if you are at a high-ampere charging point, Energica reckons you can go from 0% to 85% state of charge in as short as 30 mins!

      As we write this article, the government and private entities here in Singapore are continuously working towards new charging points all around the island. Currently, there are approximately 400+ charging points in Singapore where you can charge the Energica motorcycle and most if not all imported EV-type vehicles currently are using a standard charging plug that would enable you to charge your EV motorcycle almost anywhere.

      SP Group and Blue SG are leading the pack with the number of outlets islandwide and SingSaver did an excellent article on where you can find the various charging points. From an empty battery pack, it would cost about S$4-5 to fully charge up your motorcycle so this would be much cheaper than a comparable Class 2 petrol motorcycle.

      Final Verdict
      So what do we think of the Energica EsseEsse 9+? Being the first product of a full-production electric superbike, this is a very worthy entrant here into Singapore. The price might seem high but when you compare the specifications, and the amount of bike you are getting, it actually isn't that much more expensive than the likes of Ducati, BMW, KTM, and the other more established brands.
      What you will be getting however, is becoming a forerunner is what the future will be, the only difference being, you can have it right now.
      Test rides are still by invitation only, but if you are a keen buyer, be sure to hit up the guys over at Ifyni Pte Ltd to see if they might be able to slot you in!
      We are certainly looking forward to the arrival of the Energica EGO to reach our shores as that is the all out superbike from Energica that is almost identical to the race bikes used by Moto-E. We promise we won't drop this one if we can get a review in, Eugene.
      For more information, check out:

      Ifyni Pte Ltd - http://www.ifyni.com/
      Energica - https://energica.ifyni.com/
      Contact - [email protected]




    • By SBF
      "The future is EV" - This is a statement we've heard time and time over, and there are certain prevalence of this happening around us as we see mainstream brands of motorcar start introducing EV models into their range, and the latest news from our 4-wheel cousins is the arrival of Tesla setting up its direct-sales showroom here in Singapore. If that's not a testament to the market potential, we don't know what is.

      Why EV? It's called Petrolhead and not ElectricHead, right?!
      There are several reasons why the EV market is gaining traction, few amongst which are that they are greener and thus better for the environment, which is all the hype these days. They cost lesser to run in the long-term as you do not have to pay for petrol or diesel. And lastly, the performance of EVs have surpassed that of what the traditional engine can deliver. While prices for electric vehicles (cars and motorcycles) are rather prohibitive at this point in time (we'll touch more on this later), the prices are slowly but surely dropping as technological advances make it cheaper to manufacture, and being able to sell a larger number vehicles would also drop the average pricing to consumers.
      With that introduction to electric vehicles done, let's dive into what has been making waves in the local motorcycling scene here in Singapore over the past few weeks.

      Sneak peek of the Energica EVA EsseEsse 9+
      If you are a biker, you would have noticed several media agencies such as The New Paper (shoutout to Biker Boy!), @TRI333PLE, @SBF, and a few others posting up pictures of what looks to be a very futuristic looking, sports naked bike, albeit without an exhaust pipe. That bike, or to be clearer, that electric EV bike, would be the ENERGICA EVA EsseEsse9+.
      The Energica range of electric motorcycles, are the world's first high-performance production EV motorcycles to have hit the roads in recent years, and in Singapore more specifically, is the first full production electric motorcycle marque, focusing on the higher-end market, to be launched here. Energica is distributed in Singapore by Ifyni Pte Ltd. We speak to Mr Eugene Mah (Operations Head of Ifyni Pte Ltd) later on in this article so read to the end to find out more! P.S. For those of you who think that's a familiar name, it is because Eugene is also the Managing Director of local motorcycle powerhouse - Mah Pte Ltd.

      What models of the Energica range are coming to Singapore and what are the prices?
      So, Energica has 3 models in its range, namely the Energica EGO, Energica EVA Ribelle, and Energica EVA EsseEsse9. The bikes listed here are in descending order of their prices as well - cool, right? All models listed above come in the standard variant, which is already very adequately equipped, or an upgraded RS/+ model with even more power and battery capacity. We will also have dedicated reviews of each of the models coming to SingaporeBikes.com in the very near future so be sure to check us out if you have a particular model in mind!
      First up - the Energica EGO (Prices starting from S$80,800) https://energica.ifyni.com/energica-ego/

      The Energica EGO first appeared on the scene at EICMA in 2013. It was then a culmination of years of electric racing competition, with numerous victories including the 2010 TTXGP European Championship and runner-up for the 2011 TTXGP World Championship. Energica has also been appointed to be single manufacturer for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup until 2022. This is the sportbike variant within Energica's range.

      It does the 0-100km/h in a whopping 2.6s so it'll be sure to give the Ducati V4 a run for its money.
      Secondly, - the Energica EVA Ribelle (Prices starting from S$74,400) https://energica.ifyni.com/energica-eva-ribelle/

      The Energica EVA Ribelle is the naked version of the Energica EGO, with the same torque, power, acceleration and range; the only key differences being riding position and top speed. If you want a true electric streetfighter, aggressive with an urban mojo, or an assertive-yet-upright riding position instead of the typical track day crouch, choose the EVA Ribelle. But like its cousin the EVA EsseEsse9, the EVA Ribelle easily transforms into a long-distance sport-touring bike with the simple addition of side panniers, windshield and tank bag.

      The Energica EVA Ribelle has the same linear 215 Nm – 159 lb-ft torque as the EGO, the same 21.5 kWh long-range lithium-ion battery with up to 400 km – 249 miles of city range, the same suspension and performance options, and all the technological amenities. Not enough? Opt for the “RS Version” for even more off-the-line velocity.
      Last, but definitely not the least - the Energica EVA EsseEsse (Prices starting from S$69,000) https://energica.ifyni.com/energica-eva-esseesse9/

      This is the motorcycle that Ifyni first brought into Singapore and the bike that the local media was invited to test. Aside from a little stationary drop (sorry Eugene!), we loved every single bit of our first EV motorcycle experience. It is something that you have to test, ride, and push to the limits, to find out what all the hype is about. The EsseEsse is a modern take on the classic racer, and being priced the lowest among the range, would make a very good introduction to the mature rider into the world of electric superbikes.
      SingaporeBikes.com has reviewed this bike so expect a first look and review article to be published shortly!
      Interview with the "Boss Man" - Mr Eugene Mah, Operations Head - Ifyni Pte Ltd
      Although well-versed in the motorcycle trade here in Singapore and being part of the Mah Group, it is still daunting to be the first-mover in an industry that has for so long been dominated by the internal combustion engine. We speak with Eugene Mah to find out what drove him to engage and represent Energica, what he sees for the future, what can we expect with regards to Government policies, and how you can get your hands on a Energica electric motorcycle, to test and to own!

      What is your vision for the electric motorcycle industry here in Singapore - in the near to mid future?
      EM: We hope that electric motorcycles can be given as much recognition as all ICE vehicles, (including 4 wheelers) to be a mode of transport and of course, to make it affordable and accessible to everyone. Right now the focus is on EV cars (EV charging lots are for 4 wheelers, none for 2 wheels), and it seems that guidelines always overlook the 2 wheelers. We hope that having EV bikes out earlier, we would not be forgotten when these guidelines are being drawn as we try to move towards the green movement.
      Also, the boundaries of performance has  been pushed with the introduction of performance electric vehicles. In general, when customers think of electric, they consider it a more economical mode of transport (which it is) but the Energica, after having tried it, really surpasses any performance motorcycle that is readily available.
      What is the targeted group of buyers you are looking to reach?
      EM: Understandably, the Energica is a bike that is in the higher-priced segment and appeals to the early adopters and those who are drawn by the performance and technology behind it.
      Do you see electric motorcycles as complementary to your existing business or will there be a shift in consumer consumption from gas to electric in the future?
      EM: Ifyni business is all about electric. We are a small enterprise that is fully focus on the electric business. Whether there is a shift, I think it's not an if but a when. 
       
      In terms of motorcycles, I don't think it's a one or the other, I still feel the joy of that rumble between my legs on an ICE but as a rider, that exhilaration from the punch of a performance EV is really addictive. 
      Basically, the ICE is what I hold dear, but the EV gives me that thrill.
      As the first high performance electric motorcycle distributor in Singapore, are you lobbying with LTA to similar incentives to e-motorcycles like they do EV cars?
      EM: One word - yes, definitely. (Ok that's 2 words)
      Are test rides available to the general public?
      EM: At the moment, due to the interest, we are basing it on invite only.
      Are pre orders open? And if so, when can customers expect delivery for the above models?
      EM: Yes they are! We are looking to supply from October onwards but it could be earlier base on the model booked.
      For interested buyers, how do they get their hands on one?!
      EM: Email to [email protected] Right now Energica doesn't have a showroom and will sell through the dealers.
      Are they any expansion plans for Ifnyi to expand out of Singapore at this stage?
      EM: We are always open to opportunities and the right partners should it present itself!

      There you have it, from the Boss Man himself! This is a very exciting time indeed for the motorcycling industry in Singapore, and the use-cases for EV motorcycles can range from sportbikes like those used for the FIM Enel MotoE™ championships, to delivery riders for when petrol would not contribute such a high running cost as charging your EV motorcycle should be quite a bit cheaper!
      We have articles coming on the in-depth review of the Energica EVA EsseEsse 9+ so do stay tune for that!
      What do you think of EV motorcycles? Do they have a place in our future? Let us know in the comments section below!
      For more information, check out:
      Ifyni Pte Ltd - http://www.ifyni.com/
      Energica - https://energica.ifyni.com/
    • By SBF
      1921 - 2021, MOTO GUZZI CELEBRATES ITS CENTENARY ON 15 MARCH
      Mandello del Lario, March 2021 – On 15 March 2021, Moto Guzzi will celebrate its first legendary 100 years.

      A century of history, splendid motorcycles, triumphs, adventures and extraordinary personalities, who together built the legendary Eagle Brand. Moto Guzzi celebrates this exceptional milestone at a time when it is enjoying a fresh new season of success.
       
      Moto Guzzi distributed exclusively in Singapore by:

      Mah Pte Ltd
      www.mah.com.sg
      Address: 1179 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328232
      Phone: 6295 6393
      Contact them today for special deal for SingaporeBikes.com members!
      The motorcycle range has been extensively renewed, with the deployment of state-of-the-art technical features in terms of electronic rider aids, while the brand values of style and authenticity have been kept intact. Each Moto Guzzi motorbike is constructed at the Mandello del Lario plant with craftsmanlike care and commitment to a unique, authentic identity, skilfully balancing the classic Moto Guzzi style with cutting-edge technology and reflecting a construction philosophy that creates an exclusive relationship between the bike and the rider.
      Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno said: “The Moto Guzzi centenary is a proud moment both for the Piaggio Group, which was joined by the Eagle brand in 2004, and for Italian industry as a whole, not just the motorcycling sector. A capacity for innovation, boldness in moving ahead of the times, a competitive spirit, love for the product and meticulous attention to production quality are the skills that over the years Moto Guzzi has combined with its unique relationship with the local community. Ever since 1921, every Moto Guzzi bike that has gone out into the world has been built at the Mandello factory, the place where the company was set up exactly one hundred years ago. All this will continue through its second century of history. Moto Guzzi is an example of all-Italian excellence,” added Colaninno. “It has gone down in our country’s history without ever losing its youthful spirit and continues to inspire genuine passion among thousands of Guzzi bikers all over the world.”

      The eagle logo, the unmistakable Moto Guzzi emblem, has in itself helped to create the legend of a brand that has always been indissolubly tied to the history of Italy.
      The spread-winged eagle dates back to the military service of the company's founders, Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, in the Italian Royal Navy’s Aviation arm during World War One. It was during the war that the two friends, and pilot Giovanni Ravelli, decided to go into motorcycle manufacturing once the conflict ended. Ravelli was killed in an accident in 1919 and was never able to achieve his dream. Guzzi and Parodi chose the Eagle as their symbol to commemorate their companion.

      Over its one hundred years, Moto Guzzi has won victories on racing circuits around the world, raising the Italian flag for an impressive 14 World Championship Titles. It was the motorbike of the speed record, the symbol of growth of a country looking to the future, the motorcycle of the police force and the army, and extended its vocation to the international stage, equipping the Californian Police and, more recently, the police forces in Berlin and many other European cities, as well as the sovereign’s escort in Jordan. Moto Guzzi is also the motorcycle of the Corazzieri, the elite corps that escorts the President of the Italian Republic.
      From the very start, Moto Guzzi has been the motorcycle of choice for long-distance travel. It was 1928 when Giuseppe Guzzi reached the Arctic Circle on his GT “Norge”, starting a tradition that still continues, with travellers setting off on their Moto Guzzi bikes every day, somewhere in the world, bound for distant lands.

      Today Moto Guzzi is a core division of the Piaggio Group, Europe's leading constructor of motorcycles and scooters, which has conserved Moto Guzzi’s original characteristics, promoted its values and returned it to a forefront position.
      The move back into competitive racing with the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance Trophy, to be held this year on a European scale, and a new family of motorbikes have brought Moto Guzzi back to a prime market position and introduced its name to a younger public. The classic V7, which has just come out on the new 850 twin cylinder, and the  classic enduro V85TT intended for travel and designed for comfort and easy riding, are the best-sellers of a brand that has been enjoying a revival for a number of years.

      Moto Guzzi has always been admired and respected by bikers all over the world, whatever motorcycle they own, and bikers will be the protagonists of Moto Guzzi World Days at Mandello del Lario from 9 to 12 September, the clou event in the festivities for the Moto Guzzi centenary, the main celebration for this special anniversary.
      Moto Guzzi World Days has always been an unmissable occasion for bikers and now makes its eagerly awaited comeback, ten years after the last edition. Tens of thousands of enthusiasts will arrive from every corner of the planet to enjoy a unique and unforgettable event, made possible thanks to the collaboration between Moto Guzzi, the Comitato Motoraduno Internazionale and the municipality of Mandello del Lario.

      100 YEARS OF HISTORY FOR THE MOST AUTHENTIC NAME IN WORLD MOTORCYCLING

      It was 15 March 1921 when the “Società Anonima Moto Guzzi” company was established, for the “manufacture and sale of motorcycles and any other activity related or linked to the metalworking industry". That was the moment when the founders, Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, chose the spread-winged eagle as the company logo, in memory of their comrade-in-arms Giovanni Ravelli. The trio had served together in the Royal Navy's Aviation arm, where they had developed the idea of setting up a business to build innovative motorcycles once the war had ended. Ravelli died in 1919 during a test flight and his two friends decided to commemorate him with the symbol of the air division. The eagle has been the symbol of Moto Guzzi since then, and rapidly became a world-famous trademark.

      This was the beginning of an industrial enterprise based in Mandello del Lario – in the factory where Moto Guzzi bikes are still manufactured today – that has gone down in the history of world motorcycling, producing bikes that have become part of the collective imagination: bikes like the GT 500 Norge (1928) ridden to the Arctic Circle by founder Carlo Guzzi’s brother Giuseppe, the Airone 250 (1939), the Galletto (1950), which powered mass motorisation in the postwar period.
      The 1950s saw the debut of the wind tunnel – a world first in the motorcycle industry, and still open for visits today at the Mandello factory – the brainchild of a close-knit team of extraordinary engineers including Umberto Todero, Enrico Cantoni and a designer whose name would quickly acquire legendary status: Milan-born Giulio Cesare Carcano, father of the incredible Otto Cilindri, or V8, with a top speed of 285 km/hour (1955), and the prototypes that won 15 world speed titles and 11 Tourist Trophy titles between 1935 and 1957.

      In the 1960s, after the lightweight two-wheelers Stornello and Dingo, Moto Guzzi brought out the 700 cc 90° V-twin engine with cardan shaft final drive, destined to become the symbol of the Mandello manufacturer on such legendary models as the V7 Special, the V7 Sport, the California and the Le Mans. The engine was consistently evolved on this architecture and today, flanked by cutting-edge electronic control features, powers the most popular Moto Guzzi two-wheelers, such as the V7 range, the V9 Roamer and Bobber, and the great V85TT tourer, the world’s first-ever classic enduro. 
      To celebrate the centenary, the entire Moto Guzzi range is also available in the special Centennial Livery, in an exclusive edition for 2021 only, inspired by the legendary Otto Cilindri racer.

       
      Moto Guzzi celebrates this extraordinary birthday with a 2021 full of initiatives that will culminate in the GMG - Giornate Mondiali Moto Guzzi, scheduled to be held in Mandello del Lario from 9 through 12 September.
      The GMG - Giornate Mondiali Moto Guzzi are always a must-attend event for any enthusiast and, eagerly anticipated, they are back ten years after the last edition. Tens of thousands of enthusiasts will flock from all over the world to experience a unique and unforgettable event, made possible by the collaboration between Moto Guzzi, Motoraduno Internazionale Committee and the municipality of Mandello del Lario.
      For such a special occasion, Moto Guzzi will produce a limited series of their models in a special Centennial Livery, which will be available on V7, V9 and V85 TT only throughout 2021.

      An exclusive, elegant and attractive colour scheme, evocative of a unique heritage, drawing its origins from the aesthetics of legendary bikes which made motorcycling history, first and foremost, the 8-cylinder of 1955. A mad and visionary idea, an extraordinary bike created to compete in the World Championship 500 class, a project so bold that it was ten years ahead of all global motorcycle production.
      This milestone in motorbike history has an extremely elegant colour scheme in its purely racing essence, combining the satin-finished metal of the fuel tank with the green of the fairing and the leather on the seat. Colours that also characterised the 350 Bialbero, one of the most victorious bikes in history, the unbeatable dominator of the 350 class in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing, with the amazing record of 9 consecutive world titles (5 Rider and 4 Manufacturer) from 1953 to 1957.
      Green was also the first colour “worn” by a Moto Guzzi with the Normale, the first model, and probably the most iconic of the Eagle’s colours. The Style Centre reinterpreted it in a modern approach with a matt finish and associated with metallic colours the express the solidity and authenticity of the Larian brand. The body colours are matched with a saddle covered with a natural coloured material, like that of leather, to highlight the typically Italian attention to detail.
      Other distinguishing details are the eagle in a gold finish and the dedicated logo that graphically celebrates Moto Guzzi’s 100 years.
      100 YEARS OF HISTORY FOR THE MOST AUTHENTIC BRAND OF GLOBAL MOTORCYCLING

      More specifically, it was 15 March 1921 when the "Società Anonima Moto Guzzi" was established with the goal of "Manufacturing and sales of motorcycles and any other activity pertinent or connected to the metal mechanical industry". And it was precisely in that moment, in memory of one of the founders’ brothers in arms, that the eagle with spread wings was chosen as the new company’s symbol. Since then, the eagle, which quickly gained notoriety all over the world, has been Moto Guzzi’s symbol.
      And so, the operational headquarters were opened in Mandello del Lario – in the same plant where Moto Guzzi are still produced to this day – an industrial enterprise that had marked the history of global motorcycling through bikes that have become a part of the collective imagination such as the GT 500 Norge (1928) ridden to the Arctic Circle by Giuseppe Guzzi, brother of founder Carlo, the Airone 250 (1939), the Galletto (1950) which contributed to mass motorisation in the postwar period.

      In those years, the wind tunnel was opened – the first in the world in the motorcycling segment, which can still be visited in the Mandello plant – greatly desired by a close-knit team that included extraordinary engineers the likes of Umberto Todero, Enrico Cantoni and a designer who would soon become a legend: Milan native Giulio Cesare Carcano, father of the incredible 285 km/hour Otto Cilindri (in 1955) and the prototypes which, between 1935 and 1957, won no fewer than 15 world speed titles and 11 Tourist Trophies.
      In the ’60s, after the Stornello and Dingo light motorcycles, Moto Guzzi breathed life into the 700cc 90° V-twin with cardan shaft final drive, destined to become the very symbol of the Manufacturer from Mandello through legendary models like the V7 Special, V7 Sport, California and Le Mans. This engine has been consistently evolved on this architecture, all the way to driving, supported by the most advanced electronic control features, the most popular modern Moto Guzzis such as the V7 and V9 range in the Roamer and Bobber versions and the V85 TT traveller, the first ever classic enduro in the world.
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