Moto Guzzi finds SA home
NEW MOTO GUZZI BEGINNINGS: The 750cc V7 Café Racer will be one of the Guzzis on display at August's Amid bike show.
Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) has announced its distributorship of the iconic motorcycle brand Moto Guzzi, alongside Aprilia, in South Africa.
AMH subsidiary KMSA is now the official distributor of the Italian brand and brand manager for Aprilia and now Moto Guzzi, Andre van Rooyen, said: “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.
LOCAL GUZZI SHOPS
"East Coast Motorcycles in Durban, Fourways Motorcycles in Gauteng and Aprilia South in Cape Town will initially be the designated Moto Guzzi outlets carrying stock of the motorcycles and spares. Additional dealerships will be appointed in due course.”
“We’re very pleased with this opportunity to help this much-loved and historic marque regain its true status in South Africa,” van Rooyen said.
Some of the first Guzzi examples in South Africa, under the new arrangement, will be on display at the 2012 Amid show on August 25 and 26, 2012.
The Stelvio NTX 1200 and the 750cc V7 Café Racer are expected to arrive in South Africa in time for the show.
Meanwhile, production of a brand new 1400cc Moto Guzzi California cruiser has also started. It will soon be available in Custom and Touring guises, both with ABS, van Rooyen added.