Moto Guzzi V50 II. 500cc 1981.
Motorcyclist and only those who appreciate machines that are red, Italian and make all the right noises will be excited by the V50-II.
Following past Guzzi tradition the V50 has a 90° V-Twin engine driving a separate transmission through a dry clutch and from the transmission the power is delivered via a shaft to the rear hub. And while the size and general configuration is similar to a Honda CX500, the small Guzzi is as much like a Honda as it is like a Harley, that is, not at all. It is, instead, every millimetre a Guzzi.
The Moto Guzzi V50 II has somehow managed that perfect blend between styling and function.
Adapted from www.motorcyclespecs.co.za (Source Cycle World 1980)
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