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Old 09-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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Moto Guzzi Museum visit

As part of a week riding in the Italian Alps my friend Pete (tt100) and I visited the Moto Guzzi Museum in Mandello del Lario, Italy. Niether of us are Guzzi owners, but both would like to be someday.





The museum collection is a great bunch of bikes, in restored and unrestored condition. From the very first GP model through the racing bikes of the pre-war and post-war era, up to the modern v-twin bikes. You could easily spend the one hour they are open (M-F 3pm to 4pm) just looking at the variety of valve train arrangements MG has used over the years.







Someday I'm going to own a red Moto Guzzi. It has to be red, the ONLY correct color for a Guzzi, as you can see!



And while I'd like to have a Norge, I have a feeling that this is probably closer to my budget



Like my friend Mark who said he was going to buy an antique Lamborghini tractor he saw for sale for $8000, just because it was the only way he'd ever be able to truthfully say he had a Lambo!

Anyway, for those of you who are interested in looking at over 200 pictures Pete and I took, good shots, bad ones, duplicates, and the rest, they're all HERE!



Enjoy.

Jim

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link and the tour. I didn't see one of these. Did they have one?

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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Crazy...

Closest thing they had was one of these





Looks similar but for the crazy wall-climber attachment. What you would really do with it I can hardly imagine.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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That is hands down the best collection of pictures from the museum I've ever seen. I finally got to see it in all it's splendor. Thank you.
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That is hands down the best collection of pictures from the museum I've ever seen. I finally fot to see it in all it's splendor. Thank you.
Exactly why we posted them all. You never know which one is going to be the one someone has been wanting to see. Worth the trip especially if you can combine it with riding in the Alps / Dolomites.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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and if you want to see an old Guzzi engine in motion: here's mine http://vimeo.com/13889820
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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and if you want to see an old Guzzi engine in motion: here's mine http://vimeo.com/13889820
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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Thanks!

Of course the only the missing at the Moto Guzzi Museum, I now realize, is seeing one of those old engines with the exposed valve train actually running. Very high quality video, too. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
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you're welcome. posted the following pictures already in another Guzzi thread, but why not repost them here... they're from my 1946 Superalce I'm currently rebuilding... long way to go as I only work on her in the winter months!









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Old 09-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #10
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Great set of pics. I love those old racing bikes and those three wheelers were fantastic.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #11
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As part of a week riding in the Italian Alps my friend Pete (tt100) and I visited the Moto Guzzi Museum in Mandello del Lario, Italy. Niether of us are Guzzi owners, but both would like to be someday.





The museum collection is a great bunch of bikes, in restored and unrestored condition. From the very first GP model through the racing bikes of the pre-war and post-war era, up to the modern v-twin bikes. You could easily spend the one hour they are open (M-F 3pm to 4pm) just looking at the variety of valve train arrangements MG has used over the years.







Someday I'm going to own a red Moto Guzzi. It has to be red, the ONLY correct color for a Guzzi, as you can see!



And while I'd like to have a Norge, I have a feeling that this is probably closer to my budget



Like my friend Mark who said he was going to buy an antique Lamborghini tractor he saw for sale for $8000, just because it was the only way he'd ever be able to truthfully say he had a Lambo!

Anyway, for those of you who are interested in looking at over 200 pictures Pete and I took, good shots, bad ones, duplicates, and the rest, they're all HERE!



Enjoy.

Jim
Thanks for posting those pictures. Not really a Guzzi guy but on the other hand I like any bike. Looked like an impressive collection with loads of eye candy. Two thmbs way up.
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The ONLY correct color for ANYTHING Italian.Excellent pics-thanks for sharing.
Open 3-4pm only-what a shame.
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