Moto Guzzi 1938 GTS 1 cyl 500 cc ioe



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.