Ninety Years of Moto Guzzi
Moto Guzzi has built its reputation as one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of motorcycles for nine decades. The company was founded March 15, 1921 on the shores of Lake Como in the village of Mandello del Lario, Italy, where modern Moto Guzzi motorcycles are still manufactured today.
This site was created to honor Moto Guzzi’s heritage, engineering milestones and most importantly, its passionate owners and enthusiasts. Come share your appreciation for Moto Guzzi with us and the Moto Guzzi fan community and help celebrate the 90th anniversary of one of the most iconic motorcycle brands in production.
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A Heritage of Italian Innovation
Moto Guzzi is the world’s second oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturer. Throughout its history, Moto Guzzi has earned approximately 3,300 racing wins, including 14 world GP titles, 22 world records and 11 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy wins. The company has always been known for its unique technical solutions and bold styling, beginning with early innovations such as the swing arm suspension in 1928, the V8 race bike in 1955 and the unmistakable 90-degree V-Twin, a legend the moment it was introduced in 1967.
Moto Guzzi offers two-wheel enthusiasts a classic Italian touring motorcycle with superior quality and reliability.
About The Contributor:
Steve Rossi, Nine Decades of Moto Guzzi
Steven Rossi was bitten by the Moto Guzzi bug almost 35 years ago, when he stumbled across a G5 parked beside the curb as he was walking down Montague Street in Brooklyn, New York. The fact that the experience remains so vivid to this day demonstrates his personal passion for the motorcycles from Mandello del Lario.
He currently owns a 1955 Falcone, 1972 Eldorado, 1973 Nuovo Falcone, 1981 V50, 1987 SP II, 1989 LeMans…and is waiting for a newly-acquired 1947 Motoleggara (Guzzino) to arrive home in his East Haddam, CT garage. Numerous others have come and gone over the years, from a 1957 Zigolo to a 1997 Daytona RS.
Rossi is a regular columnist for the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club (MGNOC) NEWS with his Out and About features, and serves as the Connecticut-Rhode island State Representative for the club. He also edits MOTOCICLISTA, the bimonthly newsletter for the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (www.imocusa.com) and co-chairs the biggest, and longest-running, all-Italian motorcycle event in America; the Annual IMOC Rally in Sturbridge, MA.
He considers himself incredibly fortunate to have actually owned and enjoyed a piece of all four cornerstones of the legendary Moto Guzzi product portfolio and its unparalleled brand heritage: big-block V-twins, small-block V-twins, horizontal singles and post-War two-strokes. Rossi has also made his way to mecca, and has visited the factory in Mandello del Lario.