How to survive four weeks without motorcycle.

Nicke

Active Member
Nov 18, 2010
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Ban Phe, Rayong
Just returned from 4 weeks campervan-holiday in Europe, and this time, because 3 people in
the car, I didn´t bring my Piaggio. So how do you survive a holiday like that ?
That´s why I decided to spend a couple of days at the Como-lake in northen Italy, and there on the
east side of the lake is the small town Mandello del Lario, and there is the Moto Guzzi-factory.

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Of cause, as a private visitor, you can not see anything of the factory, but they have a museum
that is really worth seeing, (especially as the entrance is free, 5555) and they open it up every
afternoon between 3 and 4 oclock.
So here we were, a group of people from many different countrys, waiting for the gate to open and
helping eachother taking our picture in front of the gate.

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The museum contains so many different bikes that you could easily spend two or tree afternoon-hours
there. It looks like the company must have spent a lot on experimenting and developing in their
golden days when they employed around 700 people, today it is around 125, as a nice man told me
in perfect english.

So here are a couple of beauties I would like to share with You:

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It is also hard to imagin that anywhere in the world there is a motorcycle-factory situatied in
such beautiful surroundings as this one, so even if you are not into motorcycles, the area is
well worth a visit. Please correct me if I´m wrong, I havn´t visited so many MC-factories.

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Leif
 

David Learmonth

Ol'Timer
Apr 23, 2006
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Certainly a beautiful area - might even be a pleasure going to work with those surroundings. Always fancied a Moto Guzzi Le Mans but so far never even had the chance to sit on one.