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Monday, April 20, 2020

An Italian classic cockerel of the 1950s

Italy does have a very close relationship with the development of scooters in the world from the beginning up today. Yes, from this pizza country where the culture of scooters began which then spread throughout the world.
Moto Guzzi Galletto the first large-wheeled scooter of the 50s in rally for classic car and motorcycle festive during the Concorso d'Eleganza 2014 event at Lake Como, Italy. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2xx8ZDT)
But it's not just Italian companies like Piaggio or Innocenti that make scooters, apparently there are still many other manufacturers in this country who also made scooters shortly after the second world war ended.

It was noted that there were several Italian manufacturers who had made scooters in the past such as, Ducati was made a beautiful scooter known as the Ducati Brio, then there was Teodoro Carnielli & Co. made a thin scooter named the Carnielli Vittoria Type 65, then there was Rumi 'Ants' Formichino from Moto Rumi, MV Agusta 125 series, etc.
The Moto Guzzi Galletto came to combine the advantages of a motorbike with those of a scooter has. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2RMZQOnT)
And at that time it turned out that scooter fever was also infected Moto Guzzi, an Italian famous motorcycle manufacturer. The motorcycle manufacturer has known endured from the industrys infancy to its place today as one of the oldest European manufacturers in continuous motorcycle production. 

Carlo Guzzi was one of Moto Guzzi’s three co-founders back in 1921, and he was the brainchild behind a scooter/motorcycle hybrid called the Moto Guzzi Galletto (an Italian for cockerel). He decided to combine the advantages of a motorbike with those of a scooter, given the success of the Piaggio with Vespa in the time.

The Galletto came together with a tubular steel frame, leading link fork, and single sided swing arm wrapped around a 192cc . Both wheels were the same size, so an optional spare wheel/tire was thoughtfully included and tucked up front. This was Guzzi’s first scooter, and it was introduced at the 1950 Geneva Motor Show.
1952 Moto Guzzi Galletto came around with a 175cc air-cooled single cylinder engine and four speeds. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VEqvOl)
Moto Guzzi’s Galletto offered the superior handling qualities of a true motorcycle, it was therefore suitable for long journeys thanks to its comfort and safety, and maintenance very economical. 

The first model that launched in 1950 runs used a 160cc engine coupled with a three-speed manual transmission system, then the Galletto was upgraded to 175cc and four speeds in 1952 and lastly to 192cc air-cooled single in 1954.
After approximately 15 years of production, the Galetto were sold over 75,000 units. With alongside its other famous compatriot scooters, the Vespa and Lambretta, the Galletto is included one of the most iconic Italian classic scooter ever made!

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ORLANDO MUSEUM | ITALIAN VITAGE MOTORS | BIKE-URIOUS | COYS.CO.UK]
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