Moto Guzzi Motoleggera 65

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Moto Guzzi Motoleggera 65
Manufacturer
Production 1946
Class Classic
Engine
Single cylinder, two strokes
Bore / Stroke 43.2mm x 43.2mm
Compression ratio 5.5:1
Horsepower 2.01 HP (1.5 KW) @ 5000RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Transmission Gear box: i

Final Drive: Belt

Clutch: Wet multi-discs
Suspension Front: Fork parallelogram in stamped sheet folded with a central mainspring biconical compression
Rear: Swingarm sheet printed and boxed, with two compression springs
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Wheelbase 46.69 inches (1186 mm)
Length 75.98 inches (1930 mm)
Width 27.6 inches (701 mm)
Weight 50.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Moto Guzzi Motoleggera 65 was a Single cylinder, two strokes Classic motorcycle produced by Moto Guzzi in 1946. Claimed horsepower was 2.01 HP (1.5 KW) @ 5000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 43.2mm bore x 43.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 64.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a i transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-discs.

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Fork parallelogram in stamped sheet folded with a central mainspring biconical compression while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm sheet printed and boxed, with two compression springs. The wheelbase was 46.69 inches (1186 mm) long.

1946 - 1954 Moto Guzzi Motoleggera 65[edit]

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The Motoleggera 65 was the first new model to come out of the Moto Guzzi factory after World War II and around 70.000 were produced from 1946 to 1954. The ‘Guzzino’, as it was affectionately called, offered the nation’s war-torn masses mobility for very little money and until 1951 it didn’t require road registration in Italy. By the end of the war, was at Moto Guzzi develop already engaged two of these models: a 125 cc two-stroke clip-on engine, Hummingbird and a prototype four-stroke motorcycle. Both the production phase did not make it.



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