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Moto Guzzi Airone Gallery

The Airone was introduced during 1939 having been developed from the earlier PE model. Endowed with good performance and fine handling it quickly established itself as the most popular middleweight machine on the Italian market. Early versions utilised a cast iron cylinder and head which were replaced for the 1948 model season with aluminium items. The sprung frame featured a number of steel pressings in its construction with girder forks gracing the front end, although these were replaced for the 1947 by telescopic units. For the 1949 season a "Sport" version joined the range, distinguishable from the "Touring" model by the aluminium rims fitted and a larger, 25mm carburettor. Production of the two variants continued untill 1957, by which time more modern designs had overtaken them in the market place, compelling Moto Guzzi to replace them with the Lodola.

Regarded by many as the "little brother" of the Falcone, Airone's have become increasingly sought after in recent years both in their home country and abroard. Today their eligibility for the events that seek to celebrate the glory years of Italian long distance road racing, such as the Giro, combined with their easy handling and distinctive looks ensure their ongoing popularity as the most desirable of "classic Italian middleweights".

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1948 Moto Guzzi Airone Sport 1951 Moto Guzzi Airone Sport 250cc
1950 Moto Guzzi Airone
Moto Guzzi Airone

 

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1952 Moto Guzzi Airone
1952 Moto Guzzi Airone  

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