ProItalia Ducati cocktail party in Glendale (CA) with Miguel Galluzzi

Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party

Pro Italia - Glendale (CA)

Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party

Moto Guzzi at Pro Italia store in Glendale

 

Between a Nastro Azzurro and a mouthful of cheesecake, Miguel Galluzzi takes us on a journey through the stages of Italian motorcycle design. Thanks to Glendale’s Pro Italia , we  had the pleasure to enjoy  an exclusive event  dedicated to the history of motorcycle design in the bel paese of Italy.

The shop was full of italian motorcycle lovers, and among them there were two special guests:  Giuseppe Perrone (Italian Consul General in Los Angeles) and Carlo Bocchi (Italian Trade Commissioner).

 

Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party

Pro Italia - Glendale (CA)

Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party

From the left: Carlo Bocchi, Miguel Galluzzi,Giuseppe Perrone, Vladi Delsoglio

Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party

Miguel Galluzzi and the Italian Consul General in LA, Giuseppe Perrone

Let’s ride!

Our journey started with an description of how motorcycle design has changed over the years.

In the beginning the focus was on the affordability and the functional aspect of owning a bike.

In this context it was Moto Rumi which in 1949 created a turning point that focused more attention of design details, but still kept the pleasure of motorcycle riding as a priority.

In the wake of this philosophy, the early ’90s saw the birth of a cornerstone of Italian motorcycle design: the Ducati Monster.
This gem, designed by Miguel Galluzzi,  marks the boundary between the past and the future of design made ​​in italy, turning it into an signature recognized and respected around the world which expresses Italian know-how.
Galluzzi has became a point of reference in the Italian motorcycle world through a continuous process of experimentation.  He creates motorcycles that look to the future, but retain the traditional values ​​of the pleasure of riding.
Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party
Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party

Vespa 46!

For all lovers of Italian curves, Galluzzi introduced the new Vespa 46, a successful redesign of the Italian icon.  The traditional soft lines, a tribute to the first Vespa MP6, are combined with a futuristic look, creating a strong aesthetic impact, a real piece of art in motion.
We’ve reached the end of the journey, but before we hang up our helmets, some questions remain: what is the future of the motorcycle world? Will there will be space in the market for electric bikes? In which direction will design go?
As Galluzzi suggests: ” There will definitely be space in the future for the electric bike, as long as you keep the pleasure of driving as a priority!”  And with that we say goodbye to this amazing visionary designer while we wait to test drive the new Vespa!
Ducati Pro Italia Cocktail party
Want to know more about Galluzzi?  Check out our exclusive interview with him.

 

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