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Moto Guzzi Galleto 192
Fresh professional restoration . exceptional
1959 Moto Guzzi Galleto 192
Fully restored innovative motorcycle/scooter hybrid with unique design and daring style
Fresh from a professional restoration by a Guzzi specialist in Italy, this unique machine has been finished to a concours standard. Shows very well in the rare for this model Italian red finish with exceptional chrome and attention to all details. Stunning in all regards.
All mechanical items have been refreshed or rebuilt and the Galleto starts easily, idles smoothly and runs strong. Clutch and 4 speed transmission operate without issue. Brakes are smooth and sure, large wheels and well designed suspension provide a fairly supple ride.
Both seats are new, all controls are in excellent condition and proper order. Electrics all function as designed. The bodywork is near perfect, no dents, scuff or rust in any areas; rich, deep paint finish on all surfaces. All minor components and trim bits are in place, and the complex sheet metal is in superb condition. The clever placement of the spare wheel in front of the leg shield offers some additional protection for both the rider and bike in the event of a mishap.
Performance is lively and handling is very good for the period and the Galleto is a joy to ride. The full bodywork provides excellent weather protection.
Overall at truly exceptional example of one of the most advanced and innovative motorcycles produced by Moto Guzzi. Comes with certificate of authenticity from the Italian Motorcycle Federation and an engraved badge.
This machine has a clean California title, a showpiece that is ready to ride.
Asking Price (plus tax and DMV): $9,250
MODEL HISTORY : Moto Guzzi Guzzino 65
One of the most innovative designs from the mind of Carlo Guzzi, the Galleto (cockerel in Italian) was introduced in 1950 at the Geneva Motor Show and became an instant sensation. The design anticipated the modern large wheel scooter by over 50 years and offered the comfort and weather protection of a scooter in concert with the handling and style of a motorcycle. Coming to market at just the right time when riders were looking to move up to more comfort and performance from the basic machines that appeared post-war, the Galleto was a sales success. Over 15 years of production over 70,000 units were sold.
The clever engineering features numerous advanced features and unique designs including the engine layout, cantilever crankshaft, gearbox, single sided swingarm and suspension, as well as the strong and very light monocoque chassis.
Over the 16 year production life the Galleto saw many design upgrades and improvements. The 1959 series benefitted from many of these and retained much of the original style which made the model very popular. The 192 cc engine and 4-speed gearbox were very significant improvements, as was the later electrical systems and components. Later models offered revised styling which lacked some of the charm of the earlier design.
Expensive to produce and challenged by more modern machines, production ceased in 1966. The Galleto was the last scooter-style machine built by Moto Guzzi and is considered one of their most significant models.
Price (plus tax and DMV): $9,250
Make: Moto Guzzi
Inventory number: D190
1959 Moto Guzzi Galleto 192
192 cc Single
4 Speed, Chain Drive
Top Speed : 50 mph
Wheelbase - 51.6 in
Fuel Capacity : 1.85 gal
Curb weight - 236 lb
Production : 1950 - 66 71,055 units