Moto Guzzi Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi Type W 1939


Credit: Thomas Bersy Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Photographed at the 2011 Avignon Motor Festival

500 cc Monocylindre 4 T

22ch à 4.300 tr/min

4 vitesses 130 Km/H

159 exemplaires fabriqués 1935/1940

En 1935 naît une version vitaminée de la type V.

La W distribuée à très peu d'exemplaires, est dotée d'un moteur plus puissant que son aînée, (la V) ainsi qu'une finition encore plus soignée, elle servira de base aux motos encore plus puissantes comme la GTC (1937) puis de la Condor (1938).

French text: Thomas Bersy

500 cc Single cylinder 4 T

In 1935 the Type W, appeared with a more powerful engine than its Type V predecessor, as well as an even more refined finish. It was further developed as more powerful versions like the GTC (1937) and the Condor (1938).

Production of the Type V was limited..


Engine - 500cc air-cooled single cylinder OHV 2-valve fourstroke, 88x82mm.

Power - 22hp at 4,300 rpm

Performance - 130 km/h

Carburettor - Dell'Orto MD28.5

Lubrication - Moto Guzzi external delivery and recovery pump

Ignition - Magneti Marelli M.L.A.

Clutch - Multiple discs

Gearbox - 4 speed, housed in crankcase, foot change

Final drive by chain.

Frame - Tubular, open cradle

Suspension - parallelogram forks, rigid rear

Brakes - SLS drum front and rear

Tyres - front: 3.00 x 20 rear: 3.25 x 20

Lighting - Bosch electric headlamp

Finish - Chrome tank with red panels, gold lettering and black pinstriping.

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