Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track concept

Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track Scrambler

Falling in love with a concept: the Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track

Moto Guzzi had a handsome display at this year’s recent EICMA show in Milan. There, the manufacturer from Mandello del Lario was debuting a new V7 III model, in a handful of variations like their V7 III ‘Anniversario’ or their new V7 III Racer, a cafe racer inspired variation now equipped with Öhlins rear suspension. I’m definitely a fan of the V7 range and naturally assumed that would be my favorite bike announced by Guzzi, however there was a different model that stole my heart. To the right of their main stage, there was a group of customized Guzzis hanging out, and there happened to be one particular V9 that was given a scrambler treatment that I just couldn’t stop starting at it. Currently, the Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track  is just a concept at this point, but all I could think about was that I had to build one!

Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track front end

The X-Track was outfitted with the same red cylinder heads, or ’red heads’, that you see on the new MGX-21 Flying Fortress. Red springs on the rear shocks, red calipers and red logotype on the wheels tie it all together.

Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track top view

Another striking accessory on the bike is the set of dual Arrow high pipes complete with a carbon heat shield with a touch a red paint to put the finishing touch on a stunning piece.

Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track Arrow exhaust

A raw tank with a touch of paint is a personal favorite of mine at the moment and the X-Track was done proper.

Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track tank

Knobbies, a single seat, raised MX-style bars, and beefier red rear shocks complete the Scrambler’s aesthetic.

Moto Guzzi V9 X-Track scrambler

Does anyone else besides me think that this thing looks like a good time? The real question is, if MG were to put this bike into production, would people buy it? My gut says yes…

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The Race of Gentlemen :: David Carlo Photography

The Race of Gentlemen :: David Carlo Photography

TROG keeps it period-correct. Always.

For lovers of vintage motorcycles, vintage cars, and the old-school machismo that comes with the territory, The Race of Gentlemen, or simply “TROG”, is an absolute gold mind. As you could see from our recent post by Erik Juntas, style and authenticity in this event is preserved to the utmost detail. With period correctness being mandatory in all elements of participant's machines and gear, impressive images aren’t too hard to come by. We’ve seen plenty of great images from the recent event in Pismo Beach, California but when we saw the striking shot above by David Carlo of TROG participant Josh Kohn, we knew we needed to see more!

The Race of Gentlemen :: David Carlo Photography


Feeling like you'd want to have one of these hanging up in your office or man-cave? You're in luck! The New York based artist has his images listed on Instagram and tumblr available for sale. You can reach him directly at


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