1926 Moto Guzzi Sport 13
Moto Guzzi released its first motorcycle in 1921, and throughout the 20’s made its name racing it’s products using their somewhat unique OHC engines; the Moto Guzzi name quickly became a force to reckon with in TT races.
In the 1926 lightweight TT Championship factory Pietro Ghersi was credited with the fastest lap, finishing second outright only to be disqualified for using a different brand of spark plug to that used in practice! In 1935 Stanley Woods won the Lightweight TT with a spring frame single Moto Guzzi, and the following day Woods won the Senior race on a Guzzi twin!
Design of the Sport 13 engine can be traced back to the early 20’s, but the Sport model was not introduced until 1926/7, replacing the hugely popular Normale that ran from 1923. The first production Sport was finished in green with gold pin striping, changing to red from 1928 onwards.
The Sport has a unique engine with its horizontal cylinder, radial finning to enhance cooling, and the large but thin exposed flywheel sits inward to enable a more narrow main bearing centre. The Sports frame was quite wide with braced front down tubes that provides a low and ridged position for the engine and gearbox, features held responsible for the Sports excellent road holding and handling.
The Sport 13 weighs a diminutive 130 kg and has a top speed of about 100 km/h, something breathtakingly fast for early 20’s! Total production of the Sport, between 1923 and 1927, was only 4107 machines, and finding one in original condition today is extremely rare.
This completely original example belongs to our Austrian agent. It has ASI Certification following a very high-quality restoration in Italy. The advertised price includes all shipping and arrival costs into Sydney.
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Stock No: JQ-Sport13
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