Moto Guzzi V12LM unveiled at Milan EICMA show

November 11th, 20091 Comment »

Moto Guzzi V12 LMMoto Guzzi V12 LM  sport motorcycle was on display at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.   The hinged racy red body sits on top of a streamlined chassis holding a 1200cc v-twin.  The design was created by Miguel Galluzzi and Pierre Terblanche, and has been described as “the natural successor to the Le Mans”.

Guzzi V12LMThe interesting rear suspension features an almost-horizontal shock absorber on top of the swingarm.  Following the trend for stubby, low-mounted exhaust, no tailpipes are obvious on this bike, but it is great to see the large diameter header pipes flexing their muscles.

The V12 LM is primarily a prototype or concept bike at this stage. Fortunately, it appears to have been designed as a motorcycle that may not be too outlandish to consider bringing into the product line.

About John Clay

John Clay is the author of MotoGuzziGuide.Com. He and his family reside in North Carolina in the United States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course, he enjoys riding and maintaining his Moto Guzzi California Vintage. John participates in local charity rides and also serves as a volunteer motorcycle marshal for one of the largest annual bicycle charity event in the Carolinas.

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  1. I personaly can’t stand the blacked out engine. Why Can’t Guzzi do as Harley and isolate vibration with rubber. I had a guzzi years ago and the vibes long distanace were bad. Also has the new 2010 Calli got the rear axel that stops the bad sway effect changing gears.
    Aparat from these problems I love Guzzi.
    Best wishes.