Born from Passion
Inspiration for the rally comes from the Italian road races run town-to-town back in the day. From the Motogiro website: "Originally started in 1914 as the Giro Motociclistico d'Italia, the historic race was loved for its daring open-road excitement and competitive spirit. The competition gained momentum over the years and reached a heyday in the mid-1950s when it became the showcase of Italian motorbike manufacturers. Italy was shaking off wartime trauma at the time and had a newfound zest for all things fast—especially high-performance motorcycles. Many of the bikes were created specifically for the Motogiro, helping to build Italy's legendary reputation for speed, style and performance. Despite its success, the race was ended in 1957 when the Italian government prohibited all (public) road races."