Moto Guzzi Condor — Moto Rivista

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Moto Guzzi Condor

history Moto Guzzi has the largest Italian motorcycle Moto Guzzi came to in 1920, when three Carlo Guzzi . Giovanni . Giorgi Parodi who had served in the air decided to set up a motorcycle company.

had a different part to play, Guzzi was the engineer, Parodi was the venture and Ravelli was responsible for the of the bikes with his racing Tragically Ravelli was … in a crash, Carlo and Giorgio going with their of a Motorcycle Company and adapted the air icon (an eagle symbol) in his

Carlo’s first engine was a horizontal single which the first 45 years of the companies in various configurations. By the end of the 1930s the single had established itself as a hallmark. Through 1934, engine bore the signature of the who built it.

In the 1935 Isle of Man TT Guzzi factory rider Woods achieved a striking victory in the Lightweight TT as well as the TT.

Moto Guzzi’s first at a customer race bike was the GTC, a development of the GTV, although reliable was handicapped by its origins. Then in 1939 Guzzi appeared with the a 500cc production racer after the war the Condor was nicknamed (rocking chair).

The layout of the engine was the same as of all the Guzzi models. It was a horizontal cylinder engine block an outer lying flywheel had a diameter of 280mm and weighed In 1939 Nello Pagani won the del Lario on a Condor. He was up against the new Gilera Rondine which 85 bhp, about three as much as a Condor, but the Gilera was less maneuverable.

Moto Guzzi California II
Moto Guzzi California II

Moto Guzzi produced a  of 69 Condors prior to the cessation of in 1940.

This particular pre-war 1938 Moto came with the letter the factory (dated December it was manufactured in 1938 as a GTC/L for highway patrol police. The was finally sold to Moto distributor in Ethiopia in December Then in 1990 the current discovered this Moto in India, it was taken there by British forces after defeat in WW2.

The Guzzi Condor was purchased from previous owner an ex-Indian artillery officer Captain who also revealed that bike was previously owned by the of Patiala.

This Moto Guzzi features an aluminum cylinder and head, magnesium crankcases, covers and hubs/brakes, and 21″ alloy-rimmed all these parts were of the unusual Condor production This Moto Guzzi Condor has certainly never been and it has retained all its original road – lights, toolboxes, kick-start, silencer, etc – these would be stripped off for competition.

The bike was taken back to the UK and was restored in the early to mid 1990’s, the machine was taken to Moto home at Mandello del Lario in 1996 for the their 75 th anniversary This beautiful piece of was then auctioned at Bonham’s on of the April 2010 and was sold for

Moto Guzzi California II
Moto Guzzi California II
Moto Guzzi California II
Moto Guzzi California II


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