Moto Guzzi's Open House gathers 15,000

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Celebrating 96 years since the first production Moto Guzzi was released, 15,000 of the Italian firm’s riders gathered at Lake Como to show their support. 

People gathered from all over Europe at the Mandello del Lario Open House 2017 event over the weekend to participate in tours of the factory, museum and to oggle at over 150 Guzzis. 


The heart of the event was the Moto Guzzi village, where every Moto Guzzi model was born. There was plenty going on, with tours of the production lines where the Italian bikes have always been hand built and live music throughout.

The guest of honour was Gianfranco Guareschi, who recently won the Imola 4 hour endurance race aboard a MGS-01.

50 years of the V7

The event was also a chance for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer to celebrate 50 years of the V7, which was first introduced in 1967. 

Guzzi already released the V7 III Anniversario earlier this year, however the celebrations of this iconic machine continued at Open House as V7 owners were invited to get a commemorative certificate dedicated to their machine.

There were also a host of V7 and V9 motorcycles available to test ride over the course of the weekend.

V9 Bobber “Open House”

A special V9 Bobber “Open House” machine was also revealed at the event. Built using a plethora of special parts and accessories from Moto Guzzi’s catalogue, the bike is characterised by its dark, moody paint scheme and features a black top fairing instrument cover that’s made of billet aluminium.

The kit used for the machine will be available at the end of September.

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer