Motorcycle News (UK)

MOTO GUZZI TIMELINE

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1921

Moto Guzzi founded by Emanuele and Giorgio Parodi and Carlo Guzzi

1935

Racing successes highlighte­d by Stanley Woods’ double TT victory

1953

Mandello factory is expanded and world’s first bike wind tunnel is built – which survives to this day

1967

SEIMM, a state-controlled receiver, takes over after sales collapse as buyers switch to cars

1973

SEIMM is bought by De Tomaso (who also owns Benelli). T3 and Le Mans follow

2000

Decades of decline result in just 6000 bikes being built in 1999. Takeover by Aprilia is announced

2004

Aprilia collapses and is bought, along with Moto Guzzi, by Piaggio Group

2021

All-new factory and V100 model announced. Guzzi currently makes around 10,000 bikes a year

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