MANDELLO DEL LARIO, THE LEGENDARY HEADQUARTERS WHERE MOTO GUZZI WAS BORN IN 1921, IS READY TO HOST MOTORCYCLING FANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
TEST RIDES, FREE VISITS TO THE MUSEUM AND FACTORY AND AN EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO DO SOME MOTO GUZZI SHOPPING
Mandello del Lario, 24 July 2015 – The Moto Guzzi Open House is back. September on the banks of Lake Como will once again be coloured by a love for Guzzi. The most attractive brand in the history of the motorcycle, and one of the most venerated in the world, opens the doors of the iconic plant at Via Parodi in Mandello where all Guzzis have been born since 1921 to host, as has become tradition, motorcyclists and enthusiasts from all over the world.
This summer's end weekend – from Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th of September – will bring motorcyclists and their families the unforgettable colours of Lake Como, on the eastern banks of the Lecco branch, and a must-attend event for anyone who has Moto Guzzi in their heart.
As has become customary, it will be three days of travelling, friendship and love for the Italian bikes, a chance to meet up with old friends again and to rediscover the hospitality of Moto Guzzi and the city of Mandello del Lario. The mid-September weekend is the perfect time to get back on the road toward one of the most important locations symbolic of two wheels, travelling routes that are ideal for motorcyclists surrounded by the spectacular pre-Alps dominated by the majestic Grigna.
For the 2015 Open House Moto Guzzi has prepared a full programme that includes free guided visits to the Museum and the production lines, road tests of the latest Moto Guzzis, and a spectacular shop right in the heart of the Larian factory. In addition to the latest new garments and valuable merchandising, all with the Moto Guzzi label, during the weekend the exclusive celebratory “The Clan” helmets which proudly indicate belonging to a truly elite club in global motorcycling will be available for purchase.
The great Open House Moto Guzzi 2015 will begin on Friday, 11 September, at 3:00PM with the opening of the Museum and the Shop.
On Saturday the 12th of September the programme will already be in full swing. Beginning from 9:30AM visitors will also be able to tour the production lines, engine assembly where the legendary Guzzi twin cylinders come to life, and the historic Wind Tunnel.
The display of the Moto Guzzi range is the prologue to road tests (sign-ups on site) of the Moto Guzzi V7, the powerful California 1400 bikes and the latest arrivals: the luxurious Eldorado and the aggressive Audace. Motorcycles assembled by hand at Mandello, the extraordinary synthesis between the highest possible attention to building and the absolute best in cutting-edge technology. The rich catalogue of Moto Guzzi accessories will have its own dedicated exhibit space. The hundreds of exclusive and guaranteed Moto Guzzi parts allow owners to fully personalise their twin cylinders from Mandello, giving every Guzzista the chance to own a unique bike, perfectly tailored to suit his or her personality.
The Clan, the official Moto Guzzi community, will have its own space to welcome the owners of a Made in Mandello bike and to offer them the chance to join the community. For those registered there will be exclusive benefits such as dedicated test rides, personalised visits to the Museum and the plant and the chance to have a free check-up done on their Guzzis right there in the Mandello workshop.
The programme will continue in full swing until the afternoon of Sunday the 13th of September when with the last tour of the plant scheduled for 5:30PM, it will be time to bid one another farewell and the Guzzis will get back on the road home.
THE PLACES OF THE MOTO GUZZI LEGEND AND PASSION
This area houses more than 150 models which make up the history of the Mandello Eagle, an extraordinary path that goes all the way back to the roots of the Moto Guzzi legend.
Factory bikes, racing bikes, prototypes and engines are accompanied by an exceptional collection of photographs and never before seen documents.
ENGINE ASSEMBLY LINE
This is the area of the plant where the legendary twin cylinder engines are assembled by hand, one by one. Here a unique powerplant was born and made history with its exclusive architecture that marked the history of Moto Guzzi and the motorcycling world.
MOTORCYCLE ASSEMBLY LINE
Here is where the Moto Guzzi bikes take shape. Here the finished twin cylinder meets the motorcycle that will accompany it for the rest of its life. On the line visitors will be able to follow, step after step, operation after operation, the birth of that jewel of technology and fine Italian manufacturing that each Moto Guzzi has represented for more than 90 years.
Opened in the Mandello del Lario plant in 1950, this was the first example of a wind tunnel for aerodynamic motorcycle testing. A uniquely charming place, today it is the scene of a technological first and a glorious history that only a Moto Guzzi can possess.
This is a chance not to be missed for any motorcycle enthusiast: the opportunity to test the new Moto Guzzi machines, right here in the place where they were born, on the extremely charming roads that run along Lake Como.
The test bikes also include the magnificent California 1400, driven by the most powerful V-twin ever manufactured in Europe, the brand new Eldorado and Audace and the complete range of the best seller V7.