Mandello Del Lario is the headquarters of the Guzzi factory in northern Italy. It is officially the oldest motorcycle factory in the world.

The factory has been in operation since 1921.

They pioneered a series of innovations in the industry, such as the design of the first motorcycle stand. The development of the wind tunnel and the eight-cylinder engine.

Since 2004 he has been a member of the Unico Azionista Piaggio group.

 Moto Guzzi was founded by the Corpo Aeronautico Militare, two pilots and a mechanic of the Italian Air Force, on the basis of a common determination.

All in all, the 1980s could not be called the golden age of Italian and European car and motorcycle production. Mainly because of the increasing Japanese competition. So in the middleweight category, a strong, well-bending competitor was needed, and the V50 was able to match it perfectly against the Japanese rivals.

It was produced between 1976 and 1984. 490cc, 48 hp, four-stroke, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder, top speed of 137 km/h. 3790 units were produced.

Its most famous pop-culture appearance is associated with Ann Margaret when she drove it in a commercial.

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