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Lot 371 - 1954 Moto Guzzi 500cc Falcone Tourismo

3 miles since restoration

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ESTIMATE £9,000- £14,000

Auction The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show
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Lot Number 371
Reg. Number TBC
Chassis Number TBC
Year 1954
Make Moto Guzzi
Model 500cc Falcone Tourismo

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Description

Arguably the Moto Guzzi Falcone is one of the most handsome motorcycles ever produced. Affectionately known as a “Bacon Slicer “ due to the exposed open flywheel, the big brother of the 250cc Airone which Guzzi produced on the banks of Lake Como in Italy from 1939 to 1957, In the early 1950’s the Falcone was one of the most expensive motorbikes on the market costing more that a Triumph Speed Twin ! Early versions utilised a cast iron cylinder and head that were replaced for the 1948 model season with aluminum items. The sprung frame featured telescopic units, but retaining the classic friction dampening to the rear suspension.

 

This Falcone was first registered on 2th February 1954 and correctly registered in the UK as an Historic Vehicle, so no road tax and no MOT is necessary. Very low Engine and Frame numbers FAA 52  and FAA70 , such an easy starter due to the fact of the large flywheel that assists the momentum plus having fitted a flat slide carburetor has solved all the inherent starting problems of the original. Apart from this one modification the bike is totally standard and is almost as good as the day it came out the Factory on Lake Como having travelled just 6 KM since the total nut and bolt restoration. All the hard work has been done and all the large amounts of money required to restore a motorcycle to this standard have been spent and now wants for nothing and  ready for the new owner to enjoy.


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