Edited by Brickboy on April 6, 2018, 8:21 am
I'm pretty sure that was because old Brit owners manfully push their leaking clunkers home to avoid embarrassment. Presumably, Guzzi owners set fire to their inert steeds and flee the scene to avoid the shame!
Thinking back, my five recovery trips in thirty years involved two BMWs (swollen/jammed throttle cable and mystery electrical fault that fixed itself on the back of the van, FJ1200 suffering from wet LT connectors and a BSA B25 off-roader when I burnt the clutch out on a green lane at the bottom of a steep valley and when its Zener diode went rogue a mile from the road). I did switch to Jap off-roaders after those two miserable pushing experiences!
My first, only and last, Guzzi travelled more miles by trailer than under its own steam. It was a complete heap of carp. So awful that I sold it to an artist who intended to display it in a shop, as an 'object de merde' I suggested, rather than ride it.