GALLETO GUZZI’S SCOOTER
lthough there were scooter motorcycles before
WII, the model’s spreading took place in
the second half of the
1940s. ost war economy required transportation and this two-wheel vehicle
was one of the many solutions. cooters were multiplied for both work
and leisure time. Though Vespa (Italian term for Wasp) was the most popular scooter at the time, practically all brands made their own scooter model. It’s interesting to see how such traditional makers of sports motorcycles as KTM, Triumph, BMW, Ducati, MV Agusta, Bultaco and Harley-Davidson, among others, tried to penetrate this market niche, which
as way different from theirs.
Not all of them made it, but they were focused on this market niche in the 1950s and 60s. This is the case of our guest: Moto Guzzi’s Galletto. Carlo Guzzi designed the Galletto model by himself in 1950, by combining motorcycle and scooter ingredients: bike-style 17-size rims and handlebars, scooter-like protecting tambourines and feet platform, with engine and
gearbox. A hybrid.