Italian brand, Moto Guzzi, is turning 100 years old this 2021. Naturally, it plans to commemorate this milestone with a special centenary livery across all models.
A special event will also be held to celebrate the occassion: the WYD-Moto Guzzi World Days will be back and held from September 9 to 12, 2021, in Madello Del Lario, the home of Moto Guzzi near Lake Como in Italy.
It was exactly March 15, 1921, when the “Società Anonima Moto Guzzi” was established near Lake Como by former pilots Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli, and aircraft mechanic, Giorgio Parodi. Being one of Italy’s most historic and iconic brands, Moto Guzzi was prominent in motorsports during the early days of motorcycles. They were known for their innovations in early motorcycle designs.
Moto Guzzi was the first motorcycle manufacturer to use a wind tunnel. Their own wind tunnel was originally constructed in the 1950s to aid in the development of motorcycles. This wind tunnel is still standing at the company’s factory in Madello Del Lario.
The livery is made up of a very elegant combination of colors that nod to its racing history, combining the satin metal of the tank with the green of the fairing and the leather of the saddle. These colors were worn by the 350 Bialbero, one of the most successful bikes in Moto Guzzi history and the unbeatable dominator of the 350 class in the World Championship. It had an amazing record of 9 consecutive world titles (5 riders and 4 manufacturers) from 1953 to 1957.
Green was also the first color worn by a Moto Guzzi. Specifically, it was painted on the Normale, the first model, and probably the most iconic of the Eagle colors. Centro Stile, Moto Guzzi's design center, now offers it in a modern key with a matte finish and metallic colors that express the solidity and authenticity of the Larian brand. The colors of the bodywork are combined with a saddle covered with a natural-colored leather, to underline the typically Italian attention to detail.
Other distinctive details are the gold eagle emblem and the dedicated logo which also graphically celebrates the 100th anniversary of Moto Guzzi.