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    Finally a find for myself! - column

    Girls and women often melt when they see kittens / puppies or similar fry. I have that with lived, orphaned motorcycles. In addition, I have been riding a private Moto Guzzi (and Ural) for the last quarter of a century. This approach had apparently been noticed by AMK reader PJ from W., whom we call that for privacy reasons. Because nowadays you have to take all kinds of things into account and in the shed in W. there is even more fun than the abandoned Moto Guzzi Florida. More

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    Classic riders are different - column

    We classic riders are different from modern motorcyclists. As friendly as they can be, they usually follow the arrow of their GPS on their almost perfect motorcycles. During lunch stops they eat healthy sandwiches and drink Spa or decaffeinated coffee. They no longer smoke either. We heard from someone who planned a week-long trip up to the location and time of lunch stops. More

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    Dnepr with Guzziblok: Improving the breed

    Converted bikes are timeless. And they were never created by bearded trendsetters, influencers and geniuses. Motorcycles were usually built out of genuine poverty. The block was broken. And there had to be something that was running, available and affordable. More

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    Modern times, old man talk

    Whether our hobby will have new growth in 25 years? No idea. But I fear the worst. I've had the 2021 press kits and read the first complete tests. Motorcycling today is apparently 80% about electronics, assistance systems, connectivity and communication. And about the fact that under 100 hp you are somewhat poorly motorized. Because you read mildly surprised: 'Despite the fact that this engine has only 105 hp, you never have the feeling that your power is lacking'. More

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    Breakdown and assistance

    Motorcycling in the Randstad? A must! No traffic jams, just great fun! Even if the autumn of 2020 falls in December. And so you leave on Friday afternoon from Dieren to Amsterdam. The Guzzi does not think about being an official classic. He just obediently does what he learned to do. He is old and just has to work for a living. Just like his owner. And luckily we enjoy it. More

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    We used to have a winters column

    It's cold, wet, dark. There is a storm and wet blobs of snow come down. My spotlights poke reproachfully into the white gunk. It is a quarter to eleven as in '22.45 .XNUMX '. I am tired and alone on the road and twenty minutes from home. And I have to pee a lot. The water is up to my lips, but before I have found my cold person in hiding in this misery behind five layers of textile? I don't want to think about it and accelerate a bit. More

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    Moto Guzzi V35: the small cattle twin

    In the mild trend 'smaller is finer' we have already made more comments about the fact that more than 1000 cc and (much) more than 100 hp can of course be very impressive. When you open the throttle on such a big classic, well ... something happens. Leaving aside all the emotions of controlling and playing that brutal violence: You are flashed and you are the Jack. More

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    Restoration is investing in loss

    Well… almost always. And of course we have to take into account that the world has gone mad. Yet. When I saw the advertisement about the - of course again - Moto Guzzi V7 found in a shed, I immediately fell in love. From experience, however, I immediately put him in oblivion. In the meantime he will no doubt have been sold or adopted. More

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    Column - Marketplace? Never mind…

    My Triumph and Hercules K125BW appeared quite unexpectedly via fanfare and acquaintances, 'from the network'. So I suddenly had a lack of space. The approach was that Triumph was going to be used for work and Sunday rides and that the Hercules could become the local shopping bike and transport for rides with my 125 cc son. More

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    The Italian way

    Recently, a shopping classic has been added. Most errands are done with the Ural sidecar. But of course you need something faster for faster messages. With my long-standing preference for old big Guzzi's (they are simple and reliable, and ride great) it made sense to stick with Guzzi. The misconception was More

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    A Guzzi jiffy and other Italians

    One of my previous Guzzi California's was ill for a while. At Goos Bos I bought a Yamaha Diversion 600 for six hundred euros because I still needed transport. Motor Guzzi Cali's have side stands made for the American police. You kick the stick forward with your left leg and it "falls into the" More

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