It never happened before – but my Guzzi let me down the other day. It just stopped working. No thrust. No lights. No nothing. I was quite surprised because reliability is one of the biggest strengths of the bike.
There was no other option than leaving the V7 where I stranded, rushing to the next car sharing vehicle and proceeding with the day´s strict plan. I came back in the evening, called the ADAC pick-up service and brought it home – still hoping that I could cure it myself.
But, unfortunately, I have no clue about electrics which were obviously the main reason for the breakdown. I guess a fuse, ignition, battery or ground issue. So I switched to plan B before A had even started: Once again calling ADAC, delivering the bike to Urban Motor´s workshop. Thumbs up for the “yellow angels”, as they are called here in Germany…
I believe that this digital malfunction is no major issue so that taking part at this year´s Distinguished Gentlemen´s Ride in Berlin – a definite must! – is still possible. Fingers crossed!