Moto Guzzi revisited

In the 70’s a lot of California PDs and our California Highway Patrol (CHP) began to ride Moto Guzzi motorcycles.  I imagine it was a financial decision but, frankly I don’t remember.  Most of us just chuckled.  But then the problems started with bikes seizing up and some officers (unfortunately) being injured.

Nice article on the official Moto Guzzi police bike restoration.

The bike below is a 1974 Moto Guzzi El Dorado.  Basically the police bike.

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