Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo


Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo

With Phil Aynsley


Whereas superficially related the the sooner 175 cc Lodola, the Stornello was a brand new design penned by Giulio Carcano – his earlier efforts included the five hundred cc V8 (Moto Guzzi V8 | 300km/h in 1957 on a 500cc 4-stroke) – and was supposed to be each low cost to fabricate and interesting to the US in addition to the home market.

Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo

The 123 cc single featured parallel OHVs, a moist sump, a four-speed gearbox and die-cast crankcases within the effort to cut back prices. An open-loop tubular metal body used the motor as a harassed member.

The 123 cc later grew to become a 160 cc, in 1969

Later, extra sporting fashions, got angled-valve cylinder heads.

Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo

The Stornello offered effectively and in late 1969 was enlarged to 160 cc, with a 5-speed gearbox added the next 12 months.

Virtually 60,000 Stornello had been produced

Finally over 58,000 had been produced earlier than it was discontinued in 1974.

Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo
Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo
Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo

The bike seen here’s a 1966 Turismo mannequin that made 7 hp at 7200 rpm, weighed 85 kg with a high pace of about 100 km/h.

Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo
Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo

Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo Specs

Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 Turismo Specs
Engine Air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder, two valve, 123 cc
Bore x Stroke 52 x 58 mm
Compression Ratio 8:01
Max Energy 7 hp at 7000 rpm
Gearbox 4-speed
Suspension Telescopic forks, twin shocks
Brakes Drum, entrance and rear
Tyres 2.50 x 17, 3.00 x 17
Weight 85 kg