Italian Motorcycles

Moto GD - GD Ghirardi Motorcycles


Manufactured 1923-1938 in Bolgna

Founded by Guido Dell'Oglio.

In 1926 they were building 5 different versions of their horizontal twostroke, one of which they raced at the Monza Grand Prix.

The following year they introduced a 4-speed 250cc vertical twin, and 1930 saw the introduction of 175cc and 350cc four-stroke models. The 175 was supplied CM who sold it as the GD70.

Included in the range were light twostrokes of 100cc. Production appears to have ceased in 1938 but may have continued into the war years.

Further information:
Moto G.D. - L' Aquila a due tempi by Enrico Ruffini
ISBN: 88-7911-042-X

Sources: museibologna.it, motoclubstoricoconti.it, correspondence

Thu Mar 11 2010
mmoss62<at>gmaildot com
GD Motorcycles
GD any
I am an American looking for a GD motorcycle, any help with this would be appreciated. Any condition
Richmond, Va USA

Mon Jun 19 2006
rocom at dnet.it
Motore moto gd 175 bicilindrico
Vendo motore gd bicilindrico del 1927?

GD 175 c1927.jpg
GD 175 c1927

Wed Oct 26 2005
prima.ribica at siol.net
moto GD
Hello, I have one of the moto GD. Where I can find spare parts for it? I am from Slovenia
Thank you, Matej

Thank you for your fast work. I have two pictures of that moto. You can see, that the reservoar and front light are not original. I dont know of other parts. The frame is a litle bit modyfied. I have the book Moto GD l'aquila a due tempi. From that book i think that it may be tipo Monza  - modelo S.S.1 on the page 77.

Thank you, Matej

January 17th 2005
There is a superb book on Moto GD by Enrico Ruffini
Moto G.D. - L' Aquila a due tempi
ISBN: 88-7911-042-X

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