Moto Guzzi The Clan

70th anniversary of the Moto Guzzi Galletto

Every self-respecting Italian family history includes at least one chapter set in the early post-war period about a grandfather and a two-wheeler. Shoulder to shoulder with motorcycle racing, expensive and at times superfluous, there existed a world made up of utilitarian vehicles that made their way into almost every house, or courtyard, and destined to propel the country’s middle class towards modernity. However, here too an important distinction must be made between the “low-wheel grandparents”, with their Vespas and Lambrettas, and the “high-wheel grandparents”. In the latter case, the model name is almost certainly only one: the Moto Guzzi Galletto!

Half scooter, half motorbike: in 1950, the year of its launch, the Galletto seemed to have been made to please everyone. In a post-war Italy that needed to get moving again, in fact, there was a need for the practicality of one and the speed and safety of the other, and Carlo Guzzi had understood this…

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