"We had lengthy discussions with the factory prior to taking on the distribution and marketing of Moto Guzzi's products alongside our Aprilia range in South Africa," says Andre van Rooyen, KMSA's Brand Manager for Aprilia and now Moto Guzzi. "As both Aprilia and Moto Guzzi are exclusive Italian brands owned by Piaggio it made sense for us to expand our product range accordingly. We've had queries from existing Guzzi owners asking about motorcycles and spares ever since the previous distributors stopped selling the bikes here in 2006, so we'll now be able to assist them."
Founded by Carlo Guzzi in 1921, Moto Guzzi is a highly respected motorcycle brand, and Guzzi owners are without a doubt amongst the most enthusiastic motorcyclists on the planet. "We're very pleased with this opportunity to help this much-loved and historic marque regain its true status in South Africa," says van Rooyen. "The Stelvio NTX 1200 and the stunning 750cc V7 Café Racer are expected to arrive in South Africa in time for display at the 2012 AMID show on 25 - 26 August," he adds. "The factory is also commencing production of a brand new 1400cc Moto Guzzi California cruiser that will soon be available in Custom and Touring guise, both with ABS."
For more info on Moto Guzzi, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Triumph, spares, accessories and tyres, contact East Coast motorcycles on 031 566 3024