So the weekend of September 14th our local Moto Guzzi dealer had an open house where you could test ride a new Guzzi. They had a Flying Fortress in the showroom I wanted to test ride. Granted the model I rode was already a year old, but remained unsold. I wanted to test ride a California too, but they didn't have any available.
The Flying Fortress has a 1400cc engine, 100cc smaller than my Intruder, but it was still 50+ kg heavier than my Intruder. And I noticed it.
It's a very nice machine! Smooth, quiet and yet very powerful, 96hp. Shifting was very smooth and quiet. So much so, I wondered if I had shifted. Didn't hear anything, didn't feel anything.
This bike is definitely a head turner!
Not 100% mine though. I'd still like to test ride a California when I get the chance.