Kawasaki Motors SA is now also the South African distributor of Moto Guzzi motorcycles in South Africa.
Prior to 2006 various distributors sold the charismatic Italian motorcycles in small numbers, and the robust V-twins from the '70s and '80s still on the road are much sought after by enthusiasts - particularly 850 Le Mans that gave mainstream sports bikes a run for their money in terms of handling and straight-line performance, as well as reliability, thirty years ago.
KMSA brand manager for Aprilia - and now Moto Guzzi - Andre van Rooyen said: “Aprilia and Moto Guzzi are both owned by Piaggio, and we've had queries from existing Guzzi owners asking about bikes and spares ever since we took on the Aprilia franchise; now we'll be able to help them.
“Fourways Motorcycles in Gauteng, Aprilia South in Cape Town and East Coast Motorcycles in Durban will be the first Moto Guzzi outlets, but additional dealerships will be appointed in due course.”
“The Stelvio NTX 1200 and the 750cc V7 Café Racer are expected to arrive in South Africa in time for display at the AMID show on 25 and 26 Augus.