Saturday, 19 June 2010

Stuff you just don't see







I went to check out a rally in Firenze (Florence) last weekend, and saw these two bikes, a 1927 Moto Guzzi TT 250cc from 1927, and a Moto Guzzi 250 SS from 1928. They are rare in the extreme, both being customer built race bikes, and they look pretty much unrestored too. The TT was named after the Guzzi that raced at the  Isle of Man TT in 1926. I managed to get some numbers and hope to to return to see these old machines again for a future edition of the mag. I f*****g love this stuff.....

2 comments:

Tom Stephens said...

Here on the west coast of America, the biggest concorse for motorcycles is "A Motorsport Gathering" at the Quail Lodge in Carmel. The Pebble Beach Concorse has reciently allowed motorcycles to be shown. I think I can say with a certainty, these two bike would walk away with all honors. These are impressive bikes. Even in the 1920's they were thinking about noise pollution. Maybe someone should send this idea to Harley. Thank you for sharing these photos.

adam@italianmotor said...

HI Tom - As I said I now know where these machines are and who to contact to get access to them, so I'm every much hoping to be able to cover them for the magazine this year. I have some pretty good contacts in Italy but these are bikes that I came across by chance, and I'm pleased I did. The exhaust baffle is common on many pre war Italian machines, probably also because the streets in the small, medieval towns and villages are so narrow and noise really bombards off the walls of people's houses - I know as I've ridden through them often..