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Top 13 Classic and Vintage Moto Guzzi bikes of All Time!

by Navyatha Sandiri
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Would you like to know more about the Moto Guzzi classic and vintage? Founded in 1921 by Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, Moto Guzzie is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Although Moto Guzzi’s first bike was conceived in 1920, it was officially created a year later while the company started production in 1922 with the first model, called Normale. The Normale was fitted with a 500 cc engine and rapidly conquered the market, making it the company’s first major success.

The company has produced many other important models as well as the Normale bike such as the GT Tour (1928), the Condor Tour (1938), the Dondolino Tour (1940), and the Sport 15 Tour (1931). The Falcone model, however, which was released in 1950 was considered the company’s second major success. Falcone was in manufacture until 1976, and over the years received many updates.

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MOTO GUZZI Zigolo (1953 – 1966) 

In 1953 the Moto Guzzi Zigolo was introduced with a two-stroke 98 cc engine. Possibly because it was much easier to build a plate frame than a tubular frame. The engine had one cylinder and a cast-iron cylindrical horizontal aluminum cylindrical nose.

MOTO GUZZI Zigolo (1953 - 1966)

MOTO GUZZI V8 (1955 – 1957)

Though it may be said that it followed the 1938 Galbusera V8 two-stroke engine, the Moto Guzzi engine and the bike were truly unprecedented.

MOTO GUZZI V8 (1955 - 1957)

For each of the eight cylinders a water-cooled, 500 ccs 90 degrees V8 with dual overhead cams and a separate DellOrto carburetor. The engine weighed so the total weight of the bike will stay at 147 kg (325 pounds). At 12,000 rpm the tightly packed engine produced an incredible 72 hp (54 kW).

MOTO GUZZI V1000 Hydroconvert (1983 – 1984)

The 1984 MY Moto Guzzi V1000 Hydroconvert has the largest displacement that is still to be found on any unit built by Mandello del Lario House.

MOTO GUZZI V1000 Hydroconvert (1983 - 1984)

It also comes with a range of standard features that allow it to be used even for cross-country trips, such as the large windscreen, the two-up bench, hard saddlebags and the huge, 25-liter fuel tank. It sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 949cc, V-twin powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission in the tech / engine department, and can produce a claimed 71 horsepower at 6500 pm.

MOTO GUZZI V 65 Florida (1986 – 1994)

To build their latest 643cc twin, Guzzi designers increased the bore of the 490cc vee by six mills and its stroke by seven, ensuring it’s still well oversquare, like all good Guzzis.

MOTO GUZZI V 65 Florida (1986 - 1994)

The more you build an opposite-cylinder twin, the more likely it is to make an impression of a low revs road-drill, and the V65 has more in common with the lumpy 850 and 950 Guzzis than the fairly smooth 350s and 500s.MOTO

GUZZI Super Alce (1943 – 1955)

The Alce bike was developed for military use in 1938 and was replaced by the Super Alce in 1943. Up until 1955, when the Falcone took its place, the 500cc bike, which could run 90 km / h, was used.

GUZZI Super Alce (1943 - 1955)

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Sport 125 MOTO GUZZI Stornello (1961-1967)

The Stornello 125 Sport is the first 4-stroke 125cc single-cylinder born at the Guzzi house. Generated as 125 and 160 from 1960 to 1974, it allowed the Eagle home to tackle the crisis of the Sixties motorcycle market. The chassis was similar to the basic model, but the Sport had low handlebars and a few more horsepowers which allowed him to reach 110 km / h while keeping fuel consumption very low.

Sport 125 MOTO GUZZI Stornello (1961-1967)

MOTO GUZZI Normale (1921 – 1923)

The company was founded the year Carlo Guzzi produced their first motorcycle. It had a Funny Name 500cc engine: Normale. The bike had an overhead cam, a4-cylinder engine and an 82x 88 mm bore and stroke.

MOTO GUZZI Normale (1921 - 1923)

MOTO GUZZI Motoleggera 65 (1946 – 1954)

The Motoleggera 65 was the first new model after World War II to emerge from the Moto Guzzi factory, and from 1946 to 1954 about 70,000 were made. The’ Guzzino’ offered the war-torn masses of the nation mobility for very little money, as it was affectionately called, and it did not require road registration in Italy until 1951. By the end of the war, two of these models were produced by Moto Guzzi: one 125cc two-hit clip-on, the Hummingbird, and a four-hit version. The creation method did not accomplish anything.

MOTO GUZZI Motoleggera 65 (1946 - 1954)

MOTO GUZZI Lodola Regolarità (1959 – 1965)

Lodola models were on the road for almost six years. For all 14 riders, the Regolarita, GT 175 gran Turismo, and Sport models all shared the same 247cc engine. It was about 130 km / h at the highest speed.

MOTO GUZZI Lodola Regolarità (1959 - 1965)


MOTO GUZZI 350 GTS (1974 – 1975)

The launch of the 1974 Moto Guzzi 350 GTS was just the same as that of the Honda CB 350. Bore and stroke (Honda 47x 50 mm) were 50x 44 mm. The style was entirely fresh and nothing reminiscent of Moto Guzzi’s older models was to be found. The computer also had an old front wheel drum brake in 1974, but it was replaced by a disk in 1974. Produced in 1974 and 1975 the 350 GTS was followed by the 400 GTS.

MOTO GUZZI 350 GTS (1974 - 1975)

MOTO GUZZI Falcone (1950 – 1976)

Designed in 1950, the Moto Guzzi Falcone was replaced by the first 1934 GTW model. The Falcone was the last of the iconic 500cc four-stroke Guzzi single engines. The engine saw daylight in 1921 with a horizontal single-cylinder pushrod motor, the “classic” 88×82 mm stroke bore Mandello del Lario. The frame is a double-roofing cradle with a telescopic gate and a rear swingarm with an under-engine spring and a couple of friction dampers.

MOTO GUZZI Falcone (1950 - 1976)

MOTO GUZZI Cardellino (1954 – 1962)

The engine is a single 2 stroke 65cc cylinder with a cast-iron cylinder head, generating 2 HP at 5000 RPM. Dell’Orto MA 13 carburetor, the move is on the side of the fuel tank much like the 500cc bikes by a 3-speed hand turn gearbox. Hand powered front brake, rear brake with foot control. The Cardellino was modified with shocks of rear friction and a more robust frame so that a passenger could be born. Ten lbs. Bigger than Guzzino.


MOTO GUZZI Cardellino (1954 - 1962)

MOTO GUZZI 254 (1980 – 1981)

The 1981 MY Moto Guzzi 254 addresses riders who want a lighter and more powerful rig that bears a clear resemblance to the cafe racers of the 60s.

MOTO GUZZI 254 (1980 - 1981)

An air-cooled, four-stroke, 231cc, four-cylinder in-line engine coupled with a five-speed manual transmission is at its heart and can produce 28 horsepower. It is, moreover, the lightest machine design by Mandello Del Lario House, tipping the scale at just 126 kg.

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