Story of a bike: 1972 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado

This 1972 first-year-model Moto Guzzi Eldorado (850cc) – matching frame and engine no. 51025 – was sent to the California Highway Patrol in Glendale, CA as a test bike in 1972.

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The story goes that one Pasadena native fell in love with the bike and was able to buy it (either from Moto Guzzi direct or the importer, Micheal Berliner, although unfortunately the paper record is lost.)

The second owner was one John Fisher of Brooklyn, New York who purchased the bike in around 2009 from the widow of that “original” CHiPs Officer.

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