1924 Motorcycles Moto Guzzi

500

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1924
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Brand colour 
    Green
  • Location

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Motor Guzzi, one of Italy’s most famous motorcycle manufactures, was formed in 1920, although production did not start until 1924. The company was founded by Carlo Guzzi, an aviation engineer and mechanic in the Italian Air Force, and Giorgio Parody, a young World War One pilot with whom he served. Guzzi’s early designs incorporated fairly revolutionary designs of single cylinder engine bikes with complex valve gear, and early models gave them competition success.

This model, however, was the first motorcycle with a serial production by Moto Guzzi, approximately 900 left the factory. It has been comprehensively restored and is thus offered in excellent condition, which comes as no surprise given the provenance of this important piece of Italian motorcycling history, coming as it does