Cafe Desmo Just Around the Corner

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Lovers of Italian motorcycles will be awed by the range of European naked bikes, Ducatis, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis, MV Agustas, Triumphs and café racers on display at Café Desmo, California’s foremost bike event dedicated to European sporting machines, on Sunday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Pro Italia Motorcycles, 3319 N Verdugo Road in Glendale, CA. Café Desmo is free and open to the public.

Now celebrating 25 years in business, Pro Italia Motorcycles will go all-out by uniting thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts with hundreds of incredible bikes, racing celebrities, bike-related vendors, LA’s hottest food trucks, raffles, giveaways and grand prizes.

Cash prizes and custom trophies will be awarded to the top three bikes in each category: Italian Superbikes, Italian Supersports / Sport Classics, European Naked Bikes, Café Racers – including British, Japanese and American, Italian Vintage and British Vintage (pre-1987). Bike owners interested in registering for Café Desmo should please do so at

Triumph Motorcycles will premiere at Café Desmo this year to mark the opening of Pro Italia Triumph at 3600 N. Verdugo Road, also in Glendale. Triumph has long been associated with distinctive motorcycles celebrated for their history, style and engineering. Through the Fifties and Sixties, names such as Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando cemented the Triumph legend, while numerous land speed records and race track successes gave bikes like the Thunderbird, Bonneville, Tiger and Trident iconic status.

A new Triumph Steve McQueen Special Edition will be raffled with proceeds benefitting the American Red Cross. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Pro Italia store at 3319 N Verdugo Road in Glendale. The winning ticket will be pulled during the event at 3PM. Winner need not be present.

“Café Desmo has grown into one of the most incredible events in the country for motorcycle fans to spend quality time with like-minded enthusiasts,” states Bill Nation, Dealer / Principal of Pro Italia. “It’s a joining together of diverse populations with a shared passion for bikes, celebrated in a collegial environment.”

For further information or to register a motorcycle in the show, please check out or contact Pro Italia Motorcycles at 818.249.5707.

Pro Italia Motorcycles specializes in the European motorcycling experience, and is an authorized dealer for Aprilia, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and Triumph motorcycles. The store is renowned for excellent customer service, and offers a broad array of apparel, parts and accessories. Pro Italia is located at the base of Angeles Crest Highway in Glendale, California (Los Angeles) and is a prime destination for sport bike enthusiasts in Southern California.

Source: Pro Italia

One Response to “Cafe Desmo Just Around the Corner”

  1. Not happening in Brum then!