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Moto Guzzi Galletto 160 c.c.
1950 - 1952



The Moto Guzzi Galletto was conceived in the late 1940s as a vehicle with intermediate characteristics and performance between a motorcycle and a scooter. The prototype was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1950 and the production of the first series, equipped with a 160 cm³ four-stroke engine with an integrated 3-speed gearbox, was started in the same year. In 1952 the second series was introduced with a 175 cm³ engine (192 cm³ from 1954 onwards), 4-speed gearbox and various technical improvements. The third and last series was introduced in 1961 and it was kept in production up to1966, when the ownership of Moto Guzzi passed from the Parodi family to the SEIMM group.

Technical specifications

ManufacturerMoto Guzzi, Mandello del Lario (Lecco), from 1950 to 1952
TypeGalletto 160 c.c.
Descriptionsingle-cylinder 4-stroke engine, cast iron cylinder block, head and crankcase made of aluminium alloy
Stroke53.0 mm
Bore62.0 mm
Displacement159.5 cm³
Compression ratio5.6
Power6 hp at 5200 rpm
Specific power37.6 hp/litre
Valvetrain system 2 overhead valves per cylinder, operated by pushrods and rocker arms driven by a camshaft housed in the crankcase
Fuel feeding system with a single-barrel gasoline carburetor Dell'Orto
Ignition systemwith a magneto flywheel Filso or Marelli
Cooling systemair-fed
Lubrication systemforced by a gear pump
Clutchwet multiple-plate type
Transmission3-speed sequential manual gearbox integrated into the crankcase


Moto Guzzi Galletto 160 cc


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