“We do not regret the defeat, especially since it is imposed by Italian men and machines for which we feel the most sincere admiration. The best bike and the strongest champion have triumphed. We must rejoice and think seriously about the upcoming competitions ”. These are the words of Mr. O ‘Donovan, managing director of Norton, after the amazing Moto Guzzi victory in Monza. Words of admiration and – above all – concern. The end of British domination in the 500 class had begun and continued the following year, 1925. Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi understood that with the new C4V they could do great things. And they would.