Moto Guzzi MGR 1200 by Radical Guzzi wins Essenza public design competition

First place for rider Josef Leitl - second place for MGR 1200 in sprint competition

Cologne, October 9th, 2016 – at the second sprint event on the shortened 1/8 mile, held during Intermot on Cologne fair ground, Moto Guzzi pilot Josef Leitl has shown nerves of steel. Just behind the fast supercharged factory Triumph “Lightning Sepp” achieved two times second place which took the Radical Guzzi built up Moto Guzzi MGR 1200 also in second position of the final manufacturer standings. At once the sympathetic Bavarian ensured first place in rider standings of the two Essenza sprints held at Glemseck and Cologne.


Moto Guzzi MGRs 1200 superior victory at the Essenza Public Design Competition became the crowning glory of the day for customizer Stefan Bronold and the whole team of Radical Guzzi as well as for designer Kay Riemann of Himora who have been responsible for the MGR1200 project supported by the Piaggio Group.


Stefan Bronold – Radical Guzzi Customizer
“We are really glad about the fantastic results. Everybody who has applied for the success of the project, has been rewarded today. The public voting again proved the strong interest of sports oriented Moto Guzzi fans of today.”


Josef „Lightning Sepp“ Leitl – Pilot
“I did my best. I like to say thank you for the perfect job the team of Radical Guzzi and the project group of Piaggio have made. It really has made a lot of fun.”