Built by Moto Guzzi from 1969 to 1976, the New Falcone came about following a request by the Italian army during the late sixties for a less expensive and easier-to-ride machine than the new the V7. It was presented in military guise at the 1969 Milan Show and was sold to civilians from September 1970. A year later the civilian version was updated with much more contemporary styling with improvements also made to the instrumentation, headlight, exhaust silencer and final gearing.
In 1974 the civilian New Falcone was updated again with new colours and it was joined by the New Falcone Sahara – a military version in desert colour with a black exhaust. Production of the final horizontal single-cylinder Guzzi model ceased in 1976, with 13,400 military and 2,874 civilian versions having been built.
The bike offered here is in original unrestored condition and it comes to the sale with its Moto Guzzi Certificate of Origin. It should be noted that at the moment this is perhaps the most affordable 500cc 1970s Italian models to come to market.