In this first release of “Guzzisti in five” we are happy to introduce Paolo Zilli, he's currently in Australia riding a Moto Guzzi V85 TT.
What’s your profession?
I’m an Architect, Associate Director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), an international design company based in UK.
What is your mission in Australia?
ZHA, in joint venture with Australian design company, COX Architecture, has been appointed to design the new Sydney Airport and I’m project managing it on behalf of ZHA. I’m honoured to be part of such an important infrastructure that will shape the future relationship of Sydney with Australia, and ultimately with the rest of the world. I feel privileged I can use my free time to explore such an incredible continent.
How you became a Moto Guzzi enthusiast?
I’m Italian and I’ve been always proud of this strong, sophisticated and iconic Italian brand. I’ve recently bought a Moto Guzzi Stelvio that I’ve happily used to ride 3500Km across Spain with my wife last summer. I would have no hesitations to repeat the experience now!
What do you think of the new Moto Guzzi V85 TT?
The V85 TT is a new breed, the engine runs smooth and has power all the way from the low rev until the top, the clutch is soft and exact, electronic had value to a robust new product (I love the cruise control to avoid speed limit anxiety, but there are other more important and revolutionary tricks as well). The TT can be easily handled in traffic and off road. The riding position is comfortable for the city and highways and the standing position for off road is perfectly balanced. The low centre of gravity of the V engine, with the 80hp and around 210kg weight make the experience absolutely pleasant to say the least.
What is the best place you've ridden in Australia?
From the motorcycle perspective the best has been the Marramarra National Park, but I’m sure the incredible landscape around Sydney will continue to surprise me!