Moto Bazzi Iron Horse
Have you ever seen a Moto Guzzi? You might even have one. Unique bikes have a huge appeal for me. Lizzy asked me what I like about unique and I told her I enjoy something that isn't like everything else and at the same time, it is special. In RL, the Moto Guzzi is very unique with its transverse V-Twin. I don't know how practical, efficient or special a Moto Guzzi is but they are certainly eye-catching.
Moto Bazzi bikes aren't Moto Guzzi's or I didn't see an MG at the Moto Bazzi shop. Plus this post isn't about Moto Guzzi. It's about something far cooler. Moto Bazzi bikes are most definitely unique and quite special. While form may follow function, the Moto Bazzi Iron Horse blends both form and function into an incredibly sexy bike that flat out performs like a rockstar!
The Looks of the Iron Horse
Then gentle bends of the bars, suicide shifter and low riding position comes together as a true piece of art. The bars caught my eye first! I was out on one of my excursions, bouncing around different bike shops off the beaten path when I found this builder. I've also been enjoying a Youtube channel Choppertown. The series showcases custom choppers and bobbers. If the Iron Horse were a real life creation, I fully expect it would be profiled on this channel. To say I had a "eureka" moment is an understatement.
By itself, the bike qualifies as a bad ass. It isn't a powerful monster lumbering down the highway with some fat parolee holding onto the bars. Instead, the Iron Horse is the kind of bike that sprints through the mountains and twisties and retains the old school bobber style I admire. It looks amazing parked by your favorite roadside diner and yes, people will notice when you kick the motor to life.
Riding the Iron Horse
When the rubber meets the road, you would expect a great looking bike to perform. Sadly, that isn't always the case. I've tested some pigs and have some in my inventory. The Iron Horse is by far no pig, its a thoroughbred. On the test track at Moto Bazzi and at Crossing Sands, I was screaming in high gear glued to the track like the bike was on rails.
The menu system doesn't provide for incremental tweaks which you won't miss as the bike is perfectly tuned and balanced for low and high gears. Resizing is going to be needed as the bike comes out of the box tiny for my avatar. For smaller or female avatars, the bike would be a close fit. Fortunately, the menu allows for sizing and repositioning your avatar with little effort and low frustration.
Animations are simple which isn't a bad thing at all. Do you really need to snuggle and cuddle on a bike? These bikes are made for riding and if you want to tear up the pavement and show up for a ride on a sick bike, the Iron Horse might be for you. You will get the kick start animation which is pretty cool by itself.
The sound is a nice thump with some harmonics at idle followed by a low roar when you twist the throttle. Even the kick start has the crank sound that adds to the realism.
Moto Bazzi Final Thoughts
Overall, the bikes I tested at Moto Bazzi were just awesome. I found some nice little café racers Lizzy and I enjoyed riding. There is a mix of bikes from bobbers like the Iron Horse to unique choppers and some old school sport bikes you might find in the Isle of Man TT.
I highly recommend a trip to Moto Bazzi. Demo bikes don't have the resizer script loaded and you might find the bikes incredibly small. If you notice in the pics, I was able to fit the bike to my avatar with some ease. You won't have any trouble doing the same. I couldn't find a Marketplace store or I would share it with you.
If you're looking for a unique bike, one that nobody in your MC or among your friends will have, visit Moto Bazzi. You can find incredibly great looking bikes which aren't expensive (L$1,500) and are absolutely excellent performers in any condition.