Moto Guzzi V50 Monza

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Moto Guzzi V50 Monza 2003)

The V50 Monza was light and but it never received the accolades it Well, IAN FALLOON is going to all that

During the mid-1970s the oil led to many motorcycle manufacturers their middleweight range. Guzzi was no exception, and its designer Tonti decided to retain the layout, a 90-degree V-twin shaft final drive. He persuaded Alejandro De Tomaso to a smaller V-twin, but was instructed to production and reduce manufacturing Tonti managed to create a compact motorcycle.

Though the V-twin closely followed the of the larger bikes with its central camshaft and pushrod-operated in many other respects the was highly innovative, incorporating technical advances over the twins.

The new design solved some of the that had never been on the V7, in particular the clutch and accessibility of the oil The oil filter could be replaced removing the sump, and the dry clutch was through the use of one friction plate and a spring in place of multiple springs. This clutch gave far fewer problems that of the larger twins, minimal spline wear and a action.

Another variation the larger engines was the cylinder-head utilising Herron heads two parallel valves; the combustion incorporated in the piston crown. enabled high compression excellent fuel economy, and manufacturing. However, the small and sharply curved ports ultimate breathing.

There were several changes to the overall design of the engine and drivetrain. As it was designed to be in a variety of engine displacements, the primary gears lived in an housing between the engine and The alloy swingarm pivoted on the of the five-speed gearbox in a manner to that of the 500cc V8 racer.

The frame was similar to the big twins, a detachable lower section, but extremely skinny air-assisted and twin shock absorbers. were triple integrated brakes in the usual Guzzi The angular styling and engine would eventually influence the twins and the overall result was a light and compact motorcycle.

Not sporting versions of both the V35 and V50 soon after their in 1977. Styled along the of the Le Mans, with small clip-on handlebars and rear-set the V35 Imola and V50 Monza were named after race in Italy. The Monza had a considerably engine over the regular Retaining the engine dimensions of there were larger and Dell’orto PHBH 28B carburettors saw power increased to 48bhp at

Moto Guzzi V50 C

The sizes of all the gearbox shafts, and bearings were increased to with the power, and there was points ignition and a duplex chain.

While the V50 Monza significantly improved performance the V50, it was still no match for the sporting 500s appearing at time. Where the V50 Monza scored was in its weight and dimensions. a 1420mm wheelbase and weighing 160kg, the bike was tiny especially compared to the comparable CX500 Plastic Maggot.

The quest for more power in the introduction of a four-valve cylinder on the 650cc Lario of 1984, but the lost the fine looks and of the V50 Monza.

Unfortunately the quest for manufacturing compromised the production of the smaller twins and the V50 Monza was forgotten. Providing an elegance and rare in the early 1980s, it received the accolades it deserved offering a wonderful motorcycling away from the world of weight and power.

Published. 24 January 2003

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