Moto Guzzi Day 2023 is free and informal. No tickets are required, and you don’t have to prebook.
It starts at 10.00am and runs until late afternoon.
The event takes place in a reserved Moto Guzzi display area.
During the event all motorcycle enthusiasts qualify for discounted entry to the museum, price is £10.00 per adult. The normal admission price is £14.00 or £16.00, depending on age.
The British Motor Museum has excellent facilities including a café (see menu below) and houses the world's largest collection of historic British cars. It is located on Banbury Road in Gaydon, 1.5 miles west of J12 M40.
We are pleased to confirm that MSC Nottingham will support Moto Guzzi Day 2023 by their presence.
MSC staff will be available throughout the day to promote the brand and provide information about the 2023 Moto Guzzi model range and accessories.The V100 Mandello, V85TT and V7-850 Stone will be available for test rides and either the V9 Bobber or V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale will be on static display. If you would like a test ride, please bring your driving licence, and photo ID.
Please bring your driving licence and another form of photo ID if you have an old-style paper licence.
Thank you to everyone who attended Moto Guzzi Day 2023 held on Saturday 8th July at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire. There was a total of 43 Moto Guzzis at the event. This was far more than we expected given the appalling weather forecast leading up to the day. Widespread thunderstorms and downpours could be expected over most of England. Given all this we were amazed so many motorcycles turned up! We thought the event would be a complete washout.
What a contrast to Moto Guzzi Day 2022 which was held at the same location in perfect weather when 97 Moto Guzzis attended the event.
Thanks to Andrew and Roz from MSC Nottingham for supporting the event by their presence. They brought a V85TT, V7-850 and a V100 Mandello for test rides and a V9 Bobber for static display. Despite the poor weather various riders took the opportunity for a test ride. It’s great to have a relationship with such a proactive dealer who’s willing to put the effort in to promote the Moto Guzzi brand.
Thanks also to the British Motor Museum events team who made us feel very welcome and to Alan Keill for his help with event publicity on social media.
There was a good selection of current and older models at the event including the new liquid cooled V100 Mandello.
Two noteworthy machines attended, a Zagato 950cc Guzzi Cafe Racer and a recently restored US spec V7 Ambassador owned by Derek Wardell. Launched in 1969, the Ambassador (called the V7 Special in the UK) was the first Guzzi that made a mark in the lucrative US market. The example at the event caried a UK ‘J’ registration plate which covers the period August 1st, 1970, to July 31st, 1971.
The Zagato 950cc Guzzi Cafe Racer is owned by Brian Simmonds. Featured in various magazines this was the first time we’d seen this machine in the metal. The attention to detail is stunning and we can’t thank Brian enough for bringing it to the event and not minding getting it wet!
Zagato 950cc build details:
Engine and driveline based on a Moto Guzzi T3 850. 950cc ported, flowed, twin spark plugged. Ram clutch, lighter and balanced flywheel, deep sump extension. Silent Hektik digital ignition, 36PHF pumper carbs, straight inlets with brass wire stacks.
Ducati 916 brakes on bespoke mounts with MV Augusta and Rizoma reservoirs with V7 rear rotor. Brembo RCS 19 racing integrated master cylinder and lever with matching RCS cable clutch lever. Hel SS hoses. Bespoke CNC'd and anodised rear brake hanger and stay.
Suzuki GSXR internals shoehorned into original forks. Special order Ohlins S36PRL rear shocks.
Frame de-lugged with new mounts, shortened and rear tails swept up to follow seat line.
Zinc undercoat / powder top coat.
Quick detach hand-built seat, integrated stop and tail LED, secret seat release lever under tank (courtesy Hayter lawnmowers) Hidden micro touch pressure contacts for "wire free" rear lamps.
Removable side panels to enable quick conversion to "see through" cafe racer look.
Bespoke CNC anodised exhaust/rear set hangers. Lengthened side stand.
Motogadget microprocessor digital electrics throughout. Keyless Radio Frequency ignition, MotoscopePro speedo sunk in headlamp, M-unit, M-button, breakout unit and M-switches.
Indicators: Front - ox eye bar-end indicators. Rear - Hidden (in frame tubes) micro-LEDs.
Hand built tank and rear mudguard inner from John Williams. Simon Barleycorn rear set footrests on bespoke anodised mounts. CNC'd gear/ brake linkages. Modified top fork yoke, painted Tommaselli shortened headlamp mounts and knuckles. Engraved brass petcocks and brass gas fitting for speedo blank.
Exceptional deep gloss black paint - Fabulous 'invisible' Zagato logos on side panels, forks, 'clip on' knuckles, headlamp shell.
Also see video below.
Moto Guzzi Day 2024 will take place at the British Motor Museum on Saturday 29th June.