In the ‘Lightweights with attitude’ feature about Italian motorcycles in last month’s OBM, the small but undescribed Moto Guzzi is a 73cc Cardellino (goldfinch), and as members of the Moto Guzzi Club of Great Britain we own such a machine.
Most Guzzis were named after birds, and we bought our example fresh from Milan, where we understand it spent much of its time in a museum (hence the good original condition) at Stafford two years ago.
It is now legal here and used on the road occasionally. Our example is a 1958 two-stroke with three speeds.
The example in your picture has the optional dual seat and speedo, and there was an earlier 65cc version.
Alan and Laura Barker,
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