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Moto Guzzi 250 DOHC Bialbero GP 1953-1955

Moteur monocylindre 2 ACT
248.2 cm3
Puissance: 28ch à 8.000 tr/min
Poids: 122 Kg
Vitesse: plus de 200 Km/H

La 250 Bialbero apparaît pour la première fois en 1953 même si sa conception est bien antérieure.

De 1953 à 1955, pilotées avec talent notamment par Anderson et Lorenzetti, les 250 Bialbero n'obtiendront jamais le sacre mondial.

L'usine préférera s'orienter vers les catégories supérieures pour obtenir le titre suprême.

DOHC single cylinder 248.2cc engine (68 x 68.4 mm)
Power: 28CV at 8,000 rpm
Weight: 122 Kg
Speed: over 200 km/h

The 250 Bialbero first appeared in 1953, although the design was much earlier, dating back to the 1939 Albatross.

From 1953 to 1955, in the hands of talented riders Anderson, Lorenzetti and others, the 250 Bialbero did not achieve a world championship. It did however take the 1953 250cc TT ridden by Fergus Anderson, and took five of the first six places at the 1955 Monza GP.

The fairing of the Bialbero was crafted from sheet magnesium alloy and tested in the wind tunnel at the Lario factory.

This was one of the last of the 250cc racers - the Guzzi factory decided to contest the higher capacity classes for the supreme title.

Guzzi built a 350cc version of the Bialbero on which Keith Campbell took the 1957 World Championship.

Sources: Thomas Bersy, Phil Aynsley, et al.

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