Newport Beach, Calif.: Moto Guzzis are unconventional. Unorthodox, even.
Just plain weird sometimes. They have V-twin engines, common enough in motorcycles, but unlike the rest of the sportbike and cruiser world, their motors are mounted transversely rather than longitudinally. The biggest of its V-twins displaces a whopping 1,151 cubic centimetres, yet they are quite unhappy running at low speeds. Moto Guzzi builds touring bikes that go fast and sportbikes that go slow. To read the rest of the article: http://www.canada.com/business/2010+Moto+Guzzis+Italian+bikes+lose+some+their+weirdness/3093087/story.html