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Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - By Ian Fal­loon

ISBN: 978-1-787111-32-5 RRP: (Aus­tralia) $75.00 Hard­back 264 pages Pub­lished by Ve­loce • www.ve­loce.co.uk Avail­able from Ren­niks Pub­li­ca­tions (02) 96957055 • www.ren­niks.com As au­thor Ian Fal­loon says, “The story of Moto Guzzi is one of a fiercely proud and in­di­vid­ual com­pany’. Hear, hear. Even to­day, Moto Guzzi’s de­signs re­main in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic, and the com­pany’s cus­tomers like­wise. Ever since the for­ma­tion of Moto Guzzi, it has been a leader in en­gi­neer­ing in­no­va­tion, with a string of World Cham­pi­onships over many decades as tes­ta­ment to the sound­ness of de­sign. Along the way, there have been many ups and owns, but its sig­na­ture trans­verse­ly­mounted V-twin, first seen in the late 1960s, is still in pro­duc­tion whereas oth­ers have fallen by the way­side. This book cov­ers ev­ery as­pect of Moto Guzzi’s his­tory, from the svelte rac­ers of the 1920s to the takeover by Pi­ag­gio and the mas­sive cruis­ers that now char­ac­terise the range. One Ap­pendix to the book gives pro­duc­tion fig­ures from 1921, and a se­cond has spec­i­fi­ca­tions of all Moto Guzzis from 1921 to 2018.

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