Moto Guzzi released information on the new 940 Custom motorcycle line at
November 2006 EICMA show in Milan. Following is some of the
detail and technical information translated and edited from the
(rather prosaic) Moto Guzzi press release.
The Italian street roadster.
The 940 Custom symbolizes freedom, technology and Italian elegance just waiting
to take to
the roads around the world.
Designed along the same lines as the legendary
California, the 940
arouse the “on the road” culture that is at the base of the Custom world.
At first glance, the bike seems glued to the ground but ready at the first
opportunity to take off
at breath-taking speed after squatting down on its mighty rear tire. The new
frame of the
muscular but compact 940 Custom hides the engine that was designed to respond
immediately from even low revs.
To keep everything under control, the designers
special riding position from which the rider dominates all around. Just a glance
at the low
forward position of the handlebars and the saddle close to the rear wheel is
enough to make
you want to climb on board and give the throttle a twist.
When sitting still you cannot be but seduced by the blend of all the components,
details and style at which Moto Guzzi are the class leaders. Some components
neoclassical like the spoked wheels, the retro style rounded instrumentation and
Other components demonstrate Moto Guzzi technology and innovation
reactive shaft drive system that transforms the might of the engine into
powerful but smooth
acceleration. Then we have the aggressive exhaust system with its twin coiled
pipes that symbolizes this magnificent machine.
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