C4V. European Champion.

The C4V was not only the first real racing bike built by Moto Guzzi. It was also the end of the party for the English motorcycles, dominating the race fields in the 500 class until then. He won from the first race, at the Circuito del Lario, and then[...]

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From 300 to 30,000.

From the first building built, which also included the home of Carlo Guzzi, the Moto Guzzi factory rapidly grows year after year to cope with the great success achieved all over the world by the motorcycle with the eagle. At its zenith, it reaches th[...]

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Winning numbers.

2 in 1922. 4 in 1923. 21 in 1924. 32 in 1925. 42 in 1926. 62 in 1927. An impressive progression, prelude to the domination of the competition fields that lasted until 1957, with a total of 3,329 victories. Nobody like her.[...]

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1923. First in mileage.

Moto Guzzis quality also becomes apparent in the mileage competition organized in Milan by Motociclismo magazine: a fierce and ambitious Valentino Gatti leads with the incredible result of 74.955 kilometers for one liter, leading the Moto Guzzi to vi[...]

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First in name and in fact.

1922. Primo Moretti is first in name and in fact: the first Moto Guzzi dealership is born in Macerata. The first of a large capillary network throughout the Italian territory (there will be more than 200 by the mid-1950s which will expand into all th[...]

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Race is make yourself known.

1922. Moto Guzzi is two years young, and while the Normale is already an excellent bike, it needs to be made known. What better way than by entering races, everywhere. In addition, there is no better way than racing to test new solutions. Francesco R[...]

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Racing is Normale

1921: the first two Normale produced hardly leave the new Moto Guzzi factory, when they are already competing in the exhausting Milan-Naples. Mario Cavedini and Aldo Finzi will take them to the finish line not without having had some inconvenience. B[...]

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GP 500

4 valves topped by an overhead camshaft, dual ignition, oversquare bore / stroke ratio. These are technical solutions that we are quite familiar with today, and they are the same ones that Carlo Guzzi adopted 100 years ago for the first Moto Guzzi pr[...]

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A story of friendship.

The Great War. Terrible moments that sometimes generate choices, dreams, encounters. A young seaplane mechanic, son of a Milan engineer, meets an aviator, and a motorcycle (as well as airplane) pilot. Their shared passion for mechanics and speed brin[...]

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