Moto Guzzi Cardellino 73: history, specs, pictures

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Moto Guzzi Cardellino 73
Production 1957 - 1961
single cylinder, two-stroke
Bore / Stroke 42.0mm x 46.0mm
Top Speed 43 mph (70 km/h)
Fuel System carburetor. dellórto
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Clutch: wet multiplate
Suspension Front: telescopic
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.25-20
Rear Tire 2.25-20
Wheelbase 47.24 inches (1200 mm)
Weight 121.25 pounds (55.0 Kg) (dry),
Manuals Service Manual

The Moto Guzzi Cardellino 73 was a single cylinder, two-stroke standard produced by Moto Guzzi between 1957 and 1961. It could reach a top speed of 43 mph (70 km/h).


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, two-stroke. A 42.0mm bore x 46.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 73.0 cubic centimeters.


Power was moderated via the wet multiplate.


It came with a 2.25-20 front tire and a 2.25-20 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The bike weighed just 121.25 pounds (55.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 47.24 inches (1200 mm) long.