Monday, 22 July 2013

Italians on Tour

My mate Paul recently took his very nice low mileage Mk 1 Guzzi Le Mans on the regular jaunt over to France organised by a bunch of Italian-bike riding friends, amongst whom John and Neil of Made in Italy motorcycles. 

Paul says "I was a little worried about the performance of the Guzzi compared with the Ducati's but it was just as quick on the twisties and in a straight line. The funny thing was, whilst all the Ducati's were being fixed and tinkered with each morning prior to our ride out the Guzzi needed absolutely nothing - I was real smug!!! "

It used to be a bit of a bevel Ducati-fest, though apparently this year there was also a Harley, BMW and KTM amongst them, so perhaps not so exclusive nowadays. Looks good fun though, especially in decent weather. Maybe they'll invite me over on my S3 then one day..

Thanks Paul for the photos.

1 comment:

Broadbandylegs said...

The Le Mans was always the equal of the 900SS according to the contemporary tests. Maybe not not quite as stylish but the extra reliability is worth it!