Important news for the Piaggio Group in the “Motorcycle of the year” award held by the influential magazine “Motociclismo”. The opinions of more than 36,000 readers who took part in the survey were highly favourable towards Aprilia, Vespa, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi and Gilera motorbikes and scooters This was true to such an extent that out of the 36 awards that Motociclismo put up (for the first three in each category of motorbike and scooter in differing engine sizes), 15 of them deservedly to Piaggio Group machines with 5 first prizes. The extraordinary success of the Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 that won the “Granturismo” category stands out among these awards.
Motociclismo readers votes put the Moto Guzzi Norge ahead of “sacrosanct” machines in the GT sector like the BMW R 1200 RT that has won this award seven times. In the Cruiser category, Moto Guzzi made its mark with the California Vintage and the brand new Moto Guzzi Bellagio that were respectively second and third after the HD Night Rod.
The favourable “critical mass” created by the renovation of the Moto Guzzi range has already been seen in similar specialist press articles. In March, the Norge was awarded the “Granturismo of the Year” title by the readers of the weekly “Motosprint” and the monthly “In Moto”. The 1200 Sport won the hearts of the German fortnightly “Motorrad” where it came second in the Naked category.