As a brand, Moto Guzzi has a lot going for it, starting with its Lake Como address. This is motorcycle fairyland. The company's early history is the tale of three friends who met in the Italian air corps during World War I and hatched a plan to build motorcycles. The winged-eagle emblem is a tribute to one of the trio who died in a plane crash in 1919. In 1928, Carlo Guzzi rode from the company's headquarters to the Arctic Circle, about 4,000 miles, to demonstrate a new swing-arm rear suspension. To this day, Moto Guzzi makes a sport-touring Norge model in tribute to the excursion.
I'm sort of in agreement with the writer. Motorcycles around town is like playing Russian Roulette. It's better to take them out on the open road or the back roads. That's fun. I used to do that as a teenager.