100 Years of Moto Guzzi coming soon

22nd February 2021

If there’s one thing you can count on from Italian automotive players, it’s plenty of panache.

This March, Classic Motorcycle Mecca will be celebrating Moto Guzzi's centenary with a mini pop-up exhibit.

Founded on 15 March 1921, the Società Anonima Moto Guzzi was established at the now-famous Mandello de Lario factory – and the marque went on to play a key role in Italy’s automotive history.

Renowned for its air-cooled 90° V-twin engines, Moto Guzzi was the brainchild of two aircraft pilots and a mechanic who served in the Italian airforce in WWI.

Now the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Moto Guzzi played a prominent role worldwide in motorcycle racing and industry-leading innovations – take the introduction of the very first motorcycle centre stand, wind tunnel and eight cylinder engine, for instance.

Today, the company founded by Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli and Giorgio Parodi can still be found at its famed Mandello del Lario headquarters near Lake Como.

With the marque set to celebrate its centenary this month, Classic Motorcycle Mecca has decided to bring a taste of Italy to the deep south of New Zealand.

100 Years of Moto Guzzi will be on display at Classic Motorcycle Mecca from 1 March to 31 March. Click here to find exhibit details.

Book your visit today.