1979 Moto Guzzi V50

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Moto Guzzi V50 C

1979 Moto Guzzi V50

“the phenomenon of finding or agreeable things not sought happens.

In the summer of 2012 I was with the Moving Violations: a club of dedicated women who We bivouacked on the shores of the Susquehanna at a favorite motorcycle friendly where a fellow camper was our vintage bikes. I got to talking this stranger over and it soon came out that he had an motorcycle at home that he to sell.

It was a 1979 Moto V50 and I was interested.

First glimpsed in 1976 and in 1979 this model Guzzi’s attempt to broaden its line and compete with the Production was based at the former plant in Milan, famous for production of scooters, rather at the traditional Mandello del Lario in anticipation of high demand. eyes focused on the future, Alejandro De Tomaso instructed designer Lino Tonti to a middleweight version of the heavyweight V

Tonti was one of the foremost engineers of his Prior to Moto Guzzi he had with Benelli, Aermacchi, and Paton, and of course he designed the Sport.

It so happened that the bike was within 2 miles of our planned home the next day so after my group at a nearby pond Peg and I the bike at home. I took a test ride and was hooked. I a deposit and returned with my Larry to collect the V50 a few days The bike performed admirably and I it the 80 miles to home with no issues. The test ride invaluable two weeks later the V50 completed its first tour.

that tour was “Redneck II” and the ‘baby Guzzi’ to be a crowd favorite among the Italophilic participants.

The market competition in 1979 the Honda CX500; surely a bike but every bit of 150 pounds than the V50 which was listed at 335 pounds. In motorcycling, less is more and the light precise of this 90 degree V twin the theory. The stout frame the engine from above and has lower rails. The all alloy arm pivots directly on the crankcase.

Moto Guzzi V50 C
Moto Guzzi V50 C

The 12 spoke alloy wheels and quality suspension components contribute to handling excellence and the Brembo hydraulic disc work well enough, the linked brake system take some getting to. The front brake handle only one of the front calipers so riders must remember to use right foot; something comes naturally to newer

The motor is easy to like: a user friendly broad band, slightly anemic by standards perhaps but extremely pleasantly well muffled and willing. The crankcase splits and the gearbox is integral; the basic is still being used on Moto Guzzis today. The seat, perfect riding electric starting, shaft drive and generously proportioned tank make light touring a practical reality.

Do mind the self retracting stand though; what they thinking? The Heron chambers and electronic ignition efficiency and the five speed never calls attention to by clunking rudely like the older, bigger siblings. is grinning when they get off one and Motor Cycle News it as the best middleweight of ’79.

The V50 adequate power with handling and a nimble ride gives real pleasure.

Lightweight and simplicity: core values.

Moto Guzzi V50 C
Moto Guzzi V50 C

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