BIKE OF THE MONTH


February 2020 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Dave Palmer of Huntington Beach with his 1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Make: Moto Guzzi
Model: Eldorado
Year: 1972
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 850cc Twin
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Dave Palmer
City: Huntington Beach

1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Congratulations to Dave Palmer of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado. Dave won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Dave has owned this bike for over 10 years and was bringing it to our meet when we were at Massimo's Pizza in the early days. He followed us over to Beach Burgers, but then was transferred out of state for six years. He was happy to find us again when he returned to So Cal.

Dave restored the Moto Guzzi ten years ago and added the Kozi sidecar about five years ago. The sidecar is unique with it's own speedometer. Dave's granddaughter wanted to know the speed, so he installed the Guzzi's original speedometer into the sidecar.

A couple of other unique features on this bike are the four leading shoe front drum brake and the larger police version of the speedometer.

Dave also owns a 1986 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario and commutes daily on his Ducati Monster.

Thank you Dave for bringing your Moto Guzzi out for all of us to see especially in the rain. See all the photos in our February Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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