The Obscure Centauro

Fate is a funny thing, especially when it comes to motorcycles but this famous transverse twin from Mandello Italy often forces you to make your own luck. After a weekend road trip to the West Coast with a fellow Guzzisti where he acquired a very rare 8v Magni Guzzi Australia, a local Tucson craigslist ad landed in my inbox for a 1998 Centauro GT. Sent by an enthusiast who knew I'd been hand wringing for another Guzzi, time and opportunity had met again.(continued)

Bike of the Month

BSA Lightning Clubman

Generally speaking, auto technology in the 1950s was well ahead of motorcycles, but when both turned the corner into the new decade that gap would be narrowed. The shake-up began when the cheap, reliable economy car rendered the two-wheel commuter nearly obsolete, forcing bike manufacturers away from the basic transportation sector and into specialized performance …(read more)


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