Sunday, March 11, 2007

1969-1974 Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone

Horizontal single-cylinder fourstroke
20lb flywheel
88mm x 82mm
26.2hp @ 4,800rpm
6.85:1 compression ratio
29mm Dell'Orto VHB carburettor
18 x 3.5" tyres
Twin leading shoe front brake
Weight 214kg (in military trim)
Wheelbase 1.45m
Top speed 80mph

The New Falcon 500 single was used by the Italian police. It was not popular with civilians because by this time there were much better motorcycles from England and Japan (Honda released the CB750 in 1969).

This Nouvo Falcone was in Sausalito.

Thanks Falcone

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