Moto Guzzi 1938 498 cc IOE single type “GTS” frame # 8620 engine#S 40116
The model “ S” was designed as a practical machine for those ride-to-work customers who were concerned with fuel economy and robust construction.
It could be had with a rigid ( “S”) or sprung frame (“GTS”) and the four speed gearbox could be ordered manual or foot operated.
This machine has the pedal gearbox operation.
The GTS was produced from 1934 till 1940.
The model was a good seller and many were used by the Italian traffic police.
Fuel economy is very good at about 3.5 litres per 100 km.
Compression ratio 4.6:1, max power 13.2 HP @4000 rpm., weight 147 kilos, top speed about 105 km/h.
4004 machines were sold of the “S “ and 2652 of the “GTS”. |
Interesting Moto Guzzi info can be found in Mario Colombo’s book “ 80 Years of Moto Guzzi Motorcycles”.
This machine is a concourse restoration.