We Really Only Care About the Pictures HereWe’ll be honest that the main reason we’ve published this story is for the sake of the photos. The news...
We’ll be honest that the main reason we’ve published this story is for the sake of the photos.
The news item that they are linked to is actually a few weeks old, found when digging through a stack of old media releases. Last month, Italian motorcycle brand Moto Guzzi presented Italy President Sergio Mattarella with 20 Moto Guzzi California Touring 1400 motorcycles to be used by the Corazzieri, the regiment that forms the Guard of Honor and security corps of the President of the Italian Republic.
The bikes have been specially modified to suit Corazzieri needs and were manufactured in Moto Guzzi’s Mandello del Lario factory.
The California 1400 motorcycles presented to President Mattarella continue a long relationship between Moto Guzzi and the Corazzieri. At the regiment’s Maggiore Alessandro Negri di Sanfront barracks, a vintage motorcycle hall exhibits a large number of Moto Guzzi motorcycles used over the years by the Italian head of state’s escort.
Undoubtedly, that's a huge honor for Moto Guzzi. What really drew our attention, though, apart from the sight of men in ornate uniforms attempting to look dignified while wearing flip-front helmets, was this picture of Moto Guzzi officials meeting with President Mattarella:
Take a look at the member of the Corazzieri in the far left of the picture:
We’re pretty sure that person is, in fact, the master of disguise himself: Inspector Clouseau from the 1960s Pink Panther films. Clouseau is everywhere!