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Moto Guzzi museum

Postby Paul » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:31 pm

On my recent holiday to Lake Como in northern Italy, I managed to blag an hour to take a wander through the museum at the Moto Guzzi factory at Mandello del Lario. It's only open from 3:00pm until 4:00pm during the week, but it's well worth a visit if you are in the area. Here are a few of my artless snaps from the visit:


Here's one of the first bikes produced by the company in 1919:
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This is an experimental model, which has the ski outriders and was used to cross mountain passes, as commemorated by the brass plate on the front mudguard:
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A racer from the 1950's with a strange GS like beak:
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Innovative pillion handles on this military bike:
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More agricultural than a BMW gearbox?
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A large twin cylinder shaft drive adventure bike from 1985. Clearly there would be no market for such a strange machine...
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The V8 racer and engine:
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Remember that MGS corsa we drooled over a few years ago?
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Postby slparry » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:44 pm

The last one is gorgeous, the 4th one with the beak reminds me of a GS :)
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Postby Paul » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:38 pm

slparry wrote:The last one is gorgeous, the 4th one with the beak reminds me of a GS :)


My thoughts exactly
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Postby SP250 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:49 pm

Went to the Spa Classic a few years ago and there were two Guzzi V8's being "paraded" together with many other factory specials dug out of the museums.
An awesome weekend for anyone into their classic race bikes.
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Postby Nucci » Tue May 03, 2016 8:41 am

Ahhh got to get to the Guzzi museum. That V8 racer!! :shock:

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Postby Ekimyrf » Sat May 21, 2016 6:18 am

Nucci wrote:Ahhh got to get to the Guzzi museum. That V8 racer!! :shock:


They have one at the Sammy Miller museum in the New Forest


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