Moto Guzzi 1936 498 cc OHV model “V” frame#19257 engine#V.21572
The V-type engine with its 4 speed gearbox was introduced at the end of 1933.
It was produced over a thirty year period, during which time it was repeatedly renewed and perfected.
After the war the engine got an aluminium barrel-head assembly and was renamed the “Astore” ( meaning “ Goshawk”)
Compared with the “S “the “V” had some 30% more power, 18 HP@ 4300 rpm.
Top speed was about 120 km/h
This model “V” has rear springing, a pedal- operated 4 speed gearbox and Bosch magneto.
The rolling chassis is not restored, but the engine has been overhauled.
Interesting Moto Guzzi info can be found in Mario Colombo’s book “ 80 Years of Moto Guzzi Motorcycles”!