1924 Moto Guzzi 500 Four Valve Racer

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The 1924 Moto Guzzi 500 Valve Racer

Moto the name immediately conjures up of push-rod, two valve, shaft-driven machines which pump out far power than their should allow. Picture the 65 years ago; 1923 to be are the engineers conjuring up dreams of power? Far from it, the factory is building over-head cam, valve singles.

The 1924 Guzzi racing motorcycle in this article is an O.H.C. single cylinder, horizontal with very advanced features for it’s day. The generated around 22 BHP at 5,500 RPM propelled it at up to 100 MPH.

The Guzzi story began a few years before the construction of four-valve racer so it’s specifications are even more

Steve Hazelton probably has this wonderful machine.

The Guzzi factory was founded in by Giorgio Parodi and Carlo The famous winged eagle was derived from Parodi’s aviator’s badge. The company was on the shores of Lake Mandello it remains to this day. The motorcycles off the production line remarkable machines for their

The initial design was a horizontal single cylinder fourstroke, a they stuck to until the seventies. The head and barrel forwards thus ensuring cooling for the motor and was arranged in of a three-speed gearbox which all the heavy components of the bike as low as possible. It was an over-square motor x 82mm) which produced 13 and reached a speed of 80 MPH with

The first Moto Guzzi Prix machine was based on design and it’s solid good handling and performance the bike to carry off the 500cc in the 1921 Targa Florio in The widely splayed twin down-tubes were braced above the motor and the steering was rigidly supported giving the a strong frame for its time.

The bacon slicer design the exposed flywheel on the left side of the crankshaft was purposefully to keep the engine’s main close together. The engine proved to be as solid and reliable as the of the machine.

Moto Guzzi Targa 750

The Moto Guzzi decided to create something new and the company’s racing department a new 500cc engine with a overhead camshaft head.

Riding the 1924 Moto 500 racer is a singular pleasure, with a motorcycle as rare as one. The four-valve racer is one of two apparently imported into in 1925. Boro and Franki, agents in Newcastle, imported machines. Although its early is sketchy; around Maroubra in 1926 it reputedly attained It passed through a few hands and was in Northern NSW.

For many it was on exhibition at Bronk’s Museum at Bay, Sydney. Upon of the museum the bike was offered for

The motor started easily and ran a solid beat despite a of smoke from it’s idleness. The controls are easy to use and the position is natural even the rearward setting of the footpegs. The was effective and take up was smooth and The engine impressed with its thumping power, proving tractable and able to propel the at a respectable rate.

The low centre of was immediately noticeable allowing for steering and control despite the suspension. Unfortunately the ride did not allow for a test of the machine’s speed abilities but the lasting of the ride will always be beautiful motor. A very Moto Guzzi indeed.

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Moto Guzzi Targa 750
Moto Guzzi Targa 750
Moto Guzzi Targa 750
Moto Guzzi Targa 750


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