The Moto Guzzi V12 Strada concept is the third member of the trio that also includes the Moto Guzzi V12 Le Mans and Moto Guzzi V12 X and, like those bikes, these exclusive photos are first time we’ve seen it in a studio. The roadster-like Strada combines technical features seen on both those bikes, but includes some pretty neat new stuff too.
Flyscreen: included in order to mimic the shape of a traditional motorcycle headlamp, but then corrupted by the tiny LEDs hiding behind it.
Oil Coolers: there’s actually two oil coolers and a rectifier hidden behind the screen. The screen is open on the sides, allowing cooling air to reach the coolers.
Suspension: like the Strada it’s all current production spec stuff, indicating these two are very production-realistic.
Brake Lines: routed through the bars, then behind the headstock for a clean, simple look.
Pillion Seat: reminiscent of the rear wing on the Le Mans and the Strada, it’s neat to see this shape interpreted into something more practical while providing a clear visual link between the trio.
Footpegs: check out the pillion pegs, they’re mounted to the swingarm via a parallelogram linkage that isolates them from the swingarm’s movement. Complicated, but it eliminates the huge, ugly peg hangers.
LCD Screens: fold flat when the bike is off, then rotate open when you turn it on.
Centerstand: look closely and you can see the front-hinged centerstand wrapping around the sump, just like the Strada.
Frame: made from rotational moulding nylon polymer, like the Le Mans and Strada.
Tank/Seat Unit: this hinges at the front and opens via remote control, like the Le Mans and Strada.
Heat Sinks: the finned metal sections on the sides of the engine aren’t oil coolers, their heat sinks just like you’ll find on your computer and on the Le Mans and Strada.
Rearview Cameras: Pierre says these are 100 percent production feasible with a reasonable cost, like the Le Mans.
Filler Cap/Start Button: the big aluminum disc on the tank is the filler cap, the smaller one is the push-button starter.
Make sure you check out our interview with Miguel Galluzzi and Pierre Terblanche on the future of Moto Guzzi.
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