This year Moto Guzzi is celebrating the 96 years since it launched its very first production of motorbikes. In support of the celebration, 15,000 riders under the Italian firm were gathered at the event site, Lake Como. Only riders were invited although Moto Guzzi dealer would have been happy to be a witness of the event.
The riders came from different parts of Europe and they all came together at the Mandello del lario where the event for the Open House 2017 was hosted. They were able to participate in various activities such as touring the factory of the Moto Guzzi, visiting the museum and see up close more than 150 different types of Guzzis.
The highlight of the event was the village created by Moto Guzzi which houses all types of Moto Guzzi model every made since their launch. There were a lot of things that happened during the event including an experience to see the production lines where the motor bikes of the Italian brand are actually created. They were able to see how all bikes are built by hand and live music was present all over the site.
Gianfranco Guareschi was the guest of honor during the event and he was recently awarded after winning the Imola endurance race which lasted for 4 hours. He was equipped with MGS-01 during the race.
The same event was also taken advantage by the motorcycle manufacturer based in Italy as it is the 50th year since the V7 was first launched to the public in 1967.
At the beginning of this year, Guzzi was able to launch the V7 III Anniversario but they did not stop the celebration there as the event is another way to celebrate the V7. Owners of the legendary machine were all invited to the Open House in order to receive a commemorative certificate that owners their ownership of the bike.
During the entire event, there are a number of motorcycles from the V7 and V9 that were accessible to be used for a test ride. The Italian brand also introduced the V9 Bobber which made Moto Guzzi dealer excited and it was dubbed as the Open House machine.