GUZZI MOTORCYCLES 250 MONZA – year 1934
Manufacturer: Moto Guzzi S. p. A., Mandełlo del Lario, What, Italy
From 1932 of the year, the leading Italian brand Moto Guzzi produced, in addition to motorcycles, one- and two-cylinder also a vehicle with a four-cylinder engine capacity 498 cm3. Motorcycles from this company competed with competitors in sports competitions, and were also prepared for "beating."” records. After the successes at the Monza race track (including setting several world records), some bikes have been named after this famous circuit.
The motorcycle shown is the Moto Guzzi Monza z 1934 year. It was equipped with an overhead valve engine, single cylinder, in a horizontal arrangement. From the capacity 249 cm3 was reaching power 6,6 kW (9 KM) at 3400 rpm. The engine had the so-called. forced oil circulation, fed from a tank located under the fuel tank. In one block with the engine there was a three-speed gearbox with manual control. The combined frame consisted of steel pipes and sheet metal stamped parts. The front fork was also pressed, sprung by a central coil spring. The drive to the unsprung rear wheel was transmitted via a chain. Caliper brakes on both wheels enabled effective braking even at speed 100 km/h, representing the performance limit of this model. Moto Guzzi motorcycle 250 Monza curb weight 105 kg consumed 3 liters of fuel per 100 km.
The racing version of this vehicle had better performance, but her engine required special fuel – gasoline mixtures, alcohol and benzene. It was a specially prepared power unit, reaching power 16,9 kW (23 KM) at 7500 rpm. W 1935 of the year, Irish competitor Stanley Woods won at Monza, in the famous Tourist Trophy races, valuable trophies in two capacity classes – 250 cm3 i 500 cm3.