1951 Moto Guzzi Super Alce
Year of manufacture1951
MOTO GUZZI SUPER ALCE 500 (1951)
CHASSIS N. 29451
ENGINE: HORIZONTAL SINGLE CYLINDER
DISPLACEMENT: 498,4 CM3
POWER: 18,5 CV
Moto Guzzi, one of the absolute protagonists of the global success of Italian motorcycling, was established in 1921 by Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi.
In the 1930s they developed a series of motorcycles powered by a very special half litre engine with just one horizontal cylinder. Developed in various versions this engine was used on touring, racing, working motorcycles, three-wheelers and sidecars and naturally, given the times, military motorcycles.
The motorcycle had established itself as a light and versatile vehicle that was very useful in wartime because it permitted fast movement and was difficult to intercept.
The Superalce was an updated post-war version of the Alce military motorcycle used in the Second World War. The Superalce instead was produced for the Italian Armed Forces from 1948 to 1958. The motorcycle presented here was made in 1951, and in 1969 it was sold by the Armed Forces in order to be registered privately. It was a specific version of the Falcone and as such had the classic horizontal single cylinder engine with overhead valves, exposed valve springs and manual advance.
It has recently been completely restored in its original ‘Army’ version and provided with a series of accessories that bring it even closer to the way it appeared in the armed forces. It has a certificate of origin from Moto Guzzi attesting to its identity, and is in excellent condition.
The motorcycle is in excellent mechanical condition but, for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over before driving.