Moto Guzzi V8

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Moto Guzzi 250 TS

By, Murray Barnard

Few motorcycles captured the public imagination as the Guzzi 500cc V8 race This machine was an incredible of genius by Guiliano Carcano. never developed completely, only from 1955 to the Moto Guzzi V8 is still a marvel which has still to be

Development was stalled when Guzzi pulled out of GP racing in with most of the other manufacturers, German, Italian and In it’s day the V8 was able to achieve speeds for the technology of its time, 187 mph at the MIRA test track in Whist still under it was clocked at an incredible 178mph at the GP in 1957.

Producing 75 bhp at a then remarkable the machine only weighed

Pictures fail to convey the compact design of the V8. The Moto 250 and 350 GP singles at that time the slimmest, lightest machines on the yet the V8-s fairing for all it’s complexity, was only 30mm than the factory 350 single. The bore and … of 44mm X enabled Carcano to keep the mounted engine quite

The carburettors were specially for this engine by Dell’Orto. In engines, the two banks of 4 Dell’Orto were fed fuel by two large bowls mounted on the left-hand of the engine, but this led to rough so later engines were with custom made each with their own float bowl.

The V8-s development was plagued trouble at first. The V8 was first at the 1954 Belgian Grand by Aussie rider Ken Kavanagh but it suffered a crankshaft failure. The didn-t appear again 1956 when Kev again the machine, this time at the d-Oro race. He soon with bearing trouble. Lomas and Kev Kavanagh rode V8s at the Grand Prix in 1956 and making the fastest lap they retired.

And so the sad story went on. Little such as water hoses let the down.

Bill Lomas

of the V8 continued with a revised at Monza, then Montlhery, Park and Snetterton! In 1958 the V8 won its race at Syracuse in Sicily, this was a non-championship race. at Imola Dickie Dale won a GP the fastest lap. Dickie on to ride the V8 at the Golden Jubilee TT at the of man coming a poorly placed Beaten by a MV and two Gilera fours was no reason to go on with such a machine.

Guzzi retired from at the end of the year and the fascinating V8 motorcycle from the race circuit, to be equalled, although Honda has with the oval piston which was even less of a and a 4 cylinder at that.

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