Post-Ware Era EngineeringMoto Guzzi Motoleggera
- May 6, 2017
- Posted by Marc Enger
Italy’s rebirth from the ashes of the war was assisted by two-wheeled vehicles like mopeds, scooters and lightweight motorcycles. Such conveyances supplied the mobility necessary for reconstruction which the bigger vehicles used by the public transport systems were unable to guarantee.
Guzzi made its own particular, and essential, contribution to all this in the form of a very light motorcycle which, thanks to its uncomplicated aspect plus the undoubted quality guaranteed by the Guzzi name, soon earned itself a vast clientele ranging from workmen to doctors. The Motoleggera Guzzino was built from 1946 – 1954. It is an example of design and engineering of the post war era to prove mass transport to all.
The engine is a 65cc single cylinder 2 stroke with a cast iron cylinder head, producing 2 HP at 5000 RPM. Dell ‘Orto MA 13 carburetor, shift is by a 3-speed hand change gearbox on the side of the fuel tank just like the 500cc bikes. Front brake with hand controls, rear brake with foot control. Lever throttle on the handle bars.
It was on display with 8 other Moto Guzzi bikes at The Quail Motorsports Gathering showing the evolution of the Moto Guzzi 500 which won an award. Having been nicely restored with great care as a period piece. This Guzzino “Baby Guzzi” is ready to ride or show.
- Moto Guzzi Factory Certificate of Garanzia
- Original 1953 Italian Libretto (Title Book)
- Automobile Club d’ Italia Foglio Complementare
- Original 1953 Italian License Plate
- Bill of Sale from Italian Owner- Notarized
- Import Paperwork from Italy
- California Title
- Restoration Records
- Restoration Photos
Report by grandprixclassics.com