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.

http://www.mgnoc.com/article_successful_california_police_restoration.html

Nice article on the official Moto Guzzi police bike restoration.

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

more pics at http://inet-rendezvous.com/motoguzzi/LAPD-1.htm

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