Moto Guzzi Mopeds

1977 Moto Guzzi Magnum

Moto Guzzi Magnum

The Magnum was manufactured from 1976 to 1979 and was a product of the De Tomaso group of which Moto Guzzi was part of at that time. This moped was also sold under the name of Benelli.

The engine has the name Benelli in the carters, it is a 5-speed engine with a ‘big fins’ cylinder and cylinder head. Wheels are 10 inch and made by Grimeca and the Magnum range has 3 variaties of these cast alluminium wheels.

Colours were the deep blue and a deep red, both with a light metalic touch in it.

It was ‘shoëd’ with Pirelli SC 16 tyres which are very hard to find these days!

Moto Guzzi 50-TT

Like the Magnum it is a ‘the Tomaso product’ and it was also sold under the Benelli name.

Moto Guzzi 50-TTThe engine is the same as the Magnum 5-speed powerplant, with the difference that the side shields are painted silk black instead of the blue or red like the Magnum. Unlike the Dellorto SHA 14.9 for the Magnum this has a SHA 14.12 carburator, the bike is a lot heavier (81 kg).

The 50-TT is the little brother of the 2-stroke 125-TT, and follow up of the Cross-50. It has a 18″ rear wheel and has 21″ in front standing in a real Marzocchi fork. Like the Cross-50 the 50-TT was equiped with a pedal construction specially for regulations only for the French market.

These bikes were made from 1979 to 1981 and were not widely sold.

Moto Guzzi Dingo Sport

Moto Guzzi Dingo SportThe Dingo Sport was introduced in 1964 despite going up against the Dingo Turismo and was based on the same frame, mudguards and 18 inch wheels. Production was from 1964 till 1966. Changes were the fuel tank, saddle, toolbox and handlebars, technical specifications were the same as for the Turismo.

In 1966 it was replaced by the Dingo Super with an all new design.

The one on picture is a very early one with the panels over the carburator in red (later Sports had them in black) and a cylinder head with one horizontal cooling fins and thicker vertical fins (later ones had only vertical fins and the material was thinner). It has 3 hand-operated gears and 9mm Dellorto carburator SHA14.9.

This Sport has the original paint on the frame and mudguards, the silvery grey parts are resprayed because of there very poor state of paint.

As you can see it has also the original air pump for the tyres.