The Italian firm Moto Guzzi released their very first motorcycle 96 years ago in 1921. To celebrate 96 years of history and heritage and some amazing motorcycles, the Italian firm along with some riders gathered at Lake Como to celebrate and show support. People from all over Europe came to participate at the Mandello del Lario Open House 2017 event over the weekend and was shown a tour of the factory, the museum and also got to woo over 150 excellent Guzzi motorcycles, a visual treat for the beholder. The talking point of this event was the Motor Guzzi village.
The Moto Guzzi village is the place where every Moto Guzzi model was born. It was an excellent event that included a lot of items to keep the riders intrigued that included tours of the production facilities where these Italian beauties have been built specifically by hand and some live music to keep the audience engaged at the event. To grace the occasion, Gianfranco Guareschi came as the guest of honor who also recently won the Imola which is a 4-hour endurance race which he completed on an MGS-01. In 1967, Moto Guzzi first introduced to the world their V7. Ever since that time, it has been 50 years and that was also commemorated and celebrated at this event. Earlier this year, Guzzi had released its V7 III Anniversario already.
However, the celebrations were not stopped because of that and the iconic machine was showcased at the Open House as the V7 owners were all invited to get their very own commemorative certificate that was specifically dedicated to their machines. There were plenty of V7 and V9 motorcycles that also were present during the event. They also revealed a special V9 Bobber with a multitude of special parts and looking dark and moody paint scheme finishing the design which will be available as a kit this September. Overall, the event was flooded with about 15,000 people who shared the story and heritage of the Italian manufacturer making it a very special event.