1948 Moto Guzzi Airone 250 Turismo visits Duncan Fraser

MB drops by to show me his Original Moto Guzzi 250. He and I have an appreciation of most things on two wheels. He was in Italy a while back and dropped by a country fair where he spotted this cool bike for sale. it was an unrestored running Moto Guzzi Airone 250. Many of these bikes have been restored and are in museums but MB brought the Guzzi back to Vancouver he rode it over to show me with the original patina, spots of rust and all. It sounds great and I can only imagine the stories it could tell if it could speak. I hope you like this wee tribute to superb bike. Thank you Michael.

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The Moto Guzzi brand has a rich history in the motorcycle industry, and the Airone 250 was one of its most popular models during the 1940s and 1950s. It was known for its durability, reliability, and smooth ride, and it was a favorite among riders and enthusiasts alike.

It’s great that MB was able to bring this piece of motorcycle history back to Vancouver and share it with me. Restored or not, vintage motorcycles like the Moto Guzzi Airone 250 are a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of their time, and they deserve to be appreciated and celebrated for generations to come.

In 1939, the Airone appeared and quickly became the most widespread, popular and versatile Italian 250 bike. Due to substantial and constant upgrades completed over the years, the model proved to be suitable for multiple purposes: work, touring, and competition. Beginning in 1947, the modern Airone was born and reached its peak with the 1949 Sport model. In fact, it was this version that had an original state-of-the-art fork, which had the classic design of the modern “upside down” fork to ensure greater rigidity and sturdiness for the bike. It was also fitted with a powerful and gritty engine capable of reaching 120 km/h, allowing Moto Guzzi to rack up wins in the 250 class races, both in Italy and abroad. The Airone 250 remained in production until 1957.

My thanks to https://www.motoguzzi.com/

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