THE SPECIAL BIKE DESIGNED BY RADICAL GUZZI WINS THE POPULAR VOTE IN THE CONTEST IN WHICH SIXTEEN MOTORBIKES COMPETED; VICTORIES IN THE SPEED RACES TOO: FIRST PLACE FOR MOTO GUZZI RIDER JOSEF LEITL IN THE FINAL RIDERS SCOREBOARD AND SECOND PLACE FOR THE MGR 1200 IN THE MANUFACTURERS SCOREBOARD.
Cologne, 9 October 2016 – In the second eighth-of-a-mile race, at the recent international motorcycle show INTERMOT 2016 (in Cologne), once again Moto Guzzi rider Josef Leitl “Lightning Sepp” displayed his nerves of steel. Josef came in second in both races (the first in Glemseck in September, see the article in The Best Video section; the second in Cologne), thus securing a second-place ranking in the final Manufacturers scoreboard for the Radical Guzzi Moto Guzzi MGR 1200. The Bavarian rider also took first place in the final Riders scoreboard in the two Essenza races.
Then came the crushing victory of the Moto Guzzi MGR 1200 in the popular vote of the exciting Essenza design contest (“The essence of motorcycles”) – in which 16 special bikes from leading manufacturers created by the best preparers competed – a superlative accolade for custom specialist Stefan Bronold and the entire German Radical Guzzi team, as well as for designer Kay Riemann of Himora, who created the winning MGR 1200 project, with the support of the Piaggio Group.
Stefan Bronold, Radical Guzzi customisation specialist: “We are immensely proud of these incredible results. Everyone who contributed to the success of the project has won today. The public vote is yet another demonstration of the great interest from today’s Moto Guzzi racing fans.”
Josef Leitl “Lightning Sepp”, rider: “I went all out. I want to thank the Radical Guzzi team and the Piaggio design group for doing a perfect job. I had a really great time.”
For the first time the extraordinary international scenario of Essenza custom bikes put itself on display: all the special two-wheelers (above, the Moto Guzzi MGR 1200) were on show on the 170 sq.m stand in the "INTERMOT customised" section, attracting large numbers of visitors.
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