To celebrate the release of Rogue One, we spent a day in downtown Los Angeles with a tall, brooding, cape-wearing Jedi Knight turned Sith Lord and gave him a 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress bagger to "review." The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the Darth Vader and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Iron & Air or its staff.
“This vessel’s aesthetics are pleasing, but this ‘flying fortress’ is no match for the technology wielded by The Galactic Empire. [audible robotic breathing].” - Darth Vader
“I appreciate the small thermal exhaust ports on this machine. [audible robotic breathing] Not even The Force could guide proton torpedoes through them into the machine's hypermatter reactor. However, the activation of the propulsion mechanism evades me. Is it keyless?”
“[Heavy, audible robotic breathing] I find this fortress’ lack of a hypermatter reactor disturbing. It uses an archaic metal casing with more metal pieces moving internally when a crude form of fuel combusts. They may have benefited from a call to Aratech...”
“What is your planet’s fascination with ‘carbon fiber’? It’s covering this 750-lb fortress, and it is testing my patience. [Even more audible robotic breathing] I am fonder of the gloss black scheme. Though, its bawdiness does conjure memories of my days piloting podracers on Tatooine.”
“[audible robotic breathing, growing heavier and heavier] I sense something awakening, a presence I haven’t…”
“Impressive. Most impressive. For an earthbound machine that lacks Repulsorlift technology, this 'Fortress' has potential. There's even storage for my light saber. However, don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to roll around this planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force…”
Incredible photos by Sandon Voelker
The man behind the mask is Chris Nelson (Editor-at-large)
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