History of Moto Guzzi
Italian manufacturer Moto Guzzi was established in 1921 by Mandello del Lario and is best known for its historic role in motorcycle racing. The manufacturer also has a notable list of innovations to its name – including the first motorcycle stand, wind tunnel and eight-cylinder engine.
Moto Guzzi’s first engine design was a horizontal single that remained dominant – with a few configurations – for the first 45 years of the company’s life. Each of these engines bore the signature of the mechanic who built it.
Racing was how the Moto Guzzi name really took off, especially in the 1935 Isle of Man TT. Guzzi’s factory rider, Stanley Woods, landed a double victory with wins in both the Lightweight TT and the Senior TT.
Racing success for Moto Guzzi
The success continued and during the 1950s Moto Guzzi dominated the Grand Prix with five consecutive 350cc wins.
By the late 1950s, the brand had 3,329 official race wins, eight World Championships, six Constructor’s Championships and 11 Isle of Man TT victories to its name.
In 2004, Moto Guzzi was bought by Piaggio & C. SpA – Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. Since then, Piaggio has continued to design and produce top-quality bikes.
What are popular type of Moto Guzzi motorcycles?
Moto Guzzi specialises in naked, custom, enduro and touring motorcycles. Since the buy-out by Piaggio, there have been a number of new releases:
- V7 II Series: Stone, Special, Racer
- Griso 1200 S.E
- California series: 1400 Touring, 1400 Custom
- Stelvio 1200 NTX
- Norge 1200 GT
Find out more about all the models, including the California and the V7 Stone, in our Bike Reviews section.
How can I save money for Moto Guzzi Insurance?
Relaxing and enjoying the ride – that’s what Moto Guzzi is all about. So you need reliable cover to put your mind at ease.
Devitt has been providing bike insurance since 1936. We can arrange insurance for all types of bikes, including scooters and mopeds, super sports, adventure and many more. We compare exclusive quotes from some of the UK’s best insurers, making it easy for you to find a great deal.
We don’t want you to pay over the odds for your Motor Guzzi bike insurance, whatever your age and whatever your location – we just want you to pay a fair price. Keeping your motorcycle safe and secure is an instant way of keeping your insurance premium low. For example, fitting your bike with an immobiliser or an alarm, and also keeping it securely stored in a garage or shed.
How can I get a Moto Guzzi Insurance quote?
If you have all the information you need to hand about your bike, your licence and your driving habits, you can get an insurance quote online. Or, if you’d rather speak to one of our friendly, UK-based advisors, call 0345 872 3614.
You also need to tell us about your No Claims Bonus and any convictions or accidents in the last five years. Once we have that information, we’ll send you a quote – it’s that easy.
Get a quote for your Moto Guzzi bike insurance online or call us on 0345 872 3614.
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