Moto Guzzi 1971 499cc Falcone Nuovo
Moto Guzzi recommenced production post-WW2 with a range of updated pre-war designs, the ultimate expression of its classic, vintage-style single not arriving until 1950.
This was the legendary Falcone, which took over as Guzzi’s top sports model, its tuneable engine being closely related to that of the Dondolino racer. Offered in Sport, Turismo and military/police specifications, the Falcone outlived all its fellows, the Turismo version remaining in production until 1967. Revived in response to popular demand, it was succeeded by the all-new Falcone Nuovo in 1971.
Retaining the original’s internal dimensions but otherwise comprehensively redesigned.
This Moto Guzzi is offered in the civil white-red color combination and has been restored some years ago.
She saw little use after the restoration and is still going strong.
Displacement: 498cc (30.39 cubic inches)
Engine type Single cylinder, OHV four stroke, 2-valve
Power: 28 HP (20,4 KW) @ 4800 RPM
Top speed: 140 km/h (87 MPH)
Bore x Stroke: 88mm x 82mm (3,5 x 3,2 inches)
Weight incl. fluids: 215kg (474 pounds)
Fuel capacity: 18 litres (4,76 Gallons)