Dr. Harry Wong's 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

| 5/31/2011 10:44:30 AM

1974 moto guzzi eldorado

Dr. Harry Wong with his 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado.

Bike: 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
Owner: Dr. Harry Wong
Hometown: Redwood City, Calif.
Occupation: Chiropractor
Etc.: Wong has been offering free motorcycle riding clinics for 11 years at his office and is the owner of three loop-frame Moto Guzzis. A 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado was his first, and it’s still his favorite. Wong loves the Eldorado from every angle. Let us count the ways ...

Professional: The doc appreciates the Eldo’s ergonomics. "The riding position is very relaxing, and I think it produces very little stress on your spine," he says. "You can lean a little forward, which is good. The position and height of the seat, as it relates to the floorboards and handlebars, just relaxes the back. And the seat is pretty cushy, too."

Rider: Wong says the Eldorado has generated plenty of compliments from riders of modern machines during group rides in the twisty, mountainous roads near San Francisco. "I actually surprise a lot of cyclists, because the Eldorado handles so much better than it appears it would."

Enthusiast: "I don’t have any prejudice against any bike, but I like this one because it just oozes a unique, Italian flavor. The bikes have soul, there’s no doubt."

Bob Hadden
6/3/2011 12:33:06 PM

Very nice Eldo, Dr. Wong. I have a '74 LAPD model and I agree it is very comfortable and built like a tank. I saw, and heard, my first Guzzi back in the seventies and have loved them ever since. My main ride now is a '04 California Titanium. I've demo ridden about a dozen different bikes every year for the last 12 years during the Sturgis Rally and though some of them are very good motorcycles I've yet to ride one that I like better than my Cali. Guzzi even brought some bikes to the rally about three years ago and I got to ride a California Vintage. If I'd been asleep for 30 years and gone for a ride on that bike I would have known exactly what it was blindfolded. Anyway thanks for sharing and keep enjoying those wonderful Guzzis.

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