Moto Guzzi Motorcycle Museum Mandello del Lario Like
Moto Guzzi Motorcycle Museum: Description
The Moto Guzzi Museum is located inside the historic factory that has seen the birth of the legendary Eagle in 1921. Historical, technical and cultural heritage, the museum displays a rich collection of over 150 motorcycles, racing motorcycles (built until 1957, when Moto Guzzi racing activities ceased after over 3300 victories), experimental prototypes and engines, in a path over time witnessing the glorious history of a timeless Italian myth, recognized all over the world.
The museum exhibits unique items such as the first motorcycle built by Carlo Guzzi in 1919, next to vehicles among the most famous in the world, as the unique 8 Cilindri 500 of 1957. The exhibition area, besides telling the story of the Eagle of Mandello, offers a glimpse of the social and economic situation of our country. The section "The Sound of Passion" complete the museum tour by showing on screen some of the most interesting videos on the history of Moto Guzzi.
The museum showcases the Moto Guzzi history and culture, bringing together a rich collection of over 150 exhibition pieces of production motorcycles, sport bikes, prototypes and experimental engines.
The exhibition area consists of a collection of over 80 vehicles, along with the story of the production history of the Mandello Eagle and offers an insight into the social and economic development of the country. In the case of the Norge 1928, the first dedicated touring mahcine in the history of the motorcycle designed by Carlo Guzzi and his brother Joseph. The Guzzi Sport and GT series of the thirties, the Airone the most popular middleweight motorcycle in Italy from 1939 to 1957 or the Falcone model a dream for many of the riders of the fifties.
Moto Guzzi is remembered in history for creating vehicles for the mobility of Italians after the war, such as the lightweight 65 Guzzino and for "reinventing" the sport concept in the late sixties with the V7 Sport. Besides production bikes the exhibition displays a dedication to motorcycle racing. Among these legendary race machines is the Guzzi 4V of 1924 which Guido Mentasti won the first European title at Monza, the twin 500 of 1946 of Omobono Tenni, the Guzzi 350 "World Champion" in 1955, and more recently the V7 series which set 19 speed records in June and October 1969 at the Monza circuit.
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