Moto Guzzi, the iconic Italian motorcycle brand, has returned to South Africa after an absence of more than five years and the first two new models to arrive in SA, will be showcased at the AMiD Motorcycle Lifestyle Show at Expo Centre from August 24-26.
Motor Guzzi, established in 1921 and one of the trendsetters in the Italian motorcycle industry, is now one of seven brands in the Piaggio stable.
Among its pacesetting achievements was being the first motorcycle manufacturer to use a wind tunnel in its research and development, as well as being the inventor of the convenient motorcycle centre-stand.
Moto Guzzi was also a major player in the world of racing collecting six world titles and winning more than 3 000 official races. The high point of Moto Guzzi innovation was the 500cc V8 engine developed for racing in 1955.
Now Moto Guzzi concentrates on road and adventure machines. One of each will be on display at the local show, being a 750cc V7 Café Racer and the 1 200cc V-Twin Stelvio NTX Adventure bike.
Aprilia, another famous and iconic Italian motorcycle brand, also imported by KMSA, will be displaying a full range of motorcycles as well as two brand new models at the AMiD Motorcycle Lifestyle Show.
One of these is the 125cc RS4 4 stroke, which includes a race replica model that looks like the Aprilia 1000cc RSV4 superbike. This is the first 125cc four-stroke sports machine built by Aprilia, a company that has notched up 345 wins in world championship races and collected 45 titles in the past 25 years.
The RS4 is high tech, with four-valve cylinder head and twin overhead camshafts, a six-speed gearbox and a die cast aluminium frame.
Aprilia will also be displaying the most powerful maxi-scooter in the world – the 850cc SRV. Powered by a V-twin engine developing 42kW this maxi-scooter is styled very much on the lines of the Aprilia superbike and the company sees it as redefining the limits of scooters, which is a growing segment of the two-wheeler market worldwide.
AMiD MOTORCYCLE AND QUAD LIFESTYLE SHOW
From Friday 24 – Sunday 26 August 2012.
Gates open each day at 10am and close at 5pm, Show will remain open until 6pm
Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket.
Johannesburg Expo Centre,Rand Show Road, Nasrec. (GPS – S26° 14.810’ E27° 58.695’)