Dondolino (rocking horse) is the ultimate Italian collectible motorcycle.
This brand was best known as a motorcycle manufacturer and dominated competitions with different engines: OHC, triple, four and even V8.
In 1930, the factory’s competition department built racing motorcycles that radically deviated from its production machine with mono-cylinders and OHC, a 3-cylinder with DACT and even a four-cylinder engine.
Motorcycles of the immediate after war era were a series of 500 cc sports motorcycles made for competition, starting with the 1938 Condor.
These were production racing motorcycles for road races with aluminium cylinder heads, magnesium engine crankcase, close-up gearbox, and light tubular frame.
The Condor developed 28 hp with a speed of 160 km/h.
After the Second World War, Carlo Guzzi will create a flat mono-cylinder prototype with 4 OHC valves.
These racing motorcycles were produced under the name of 500 CC OHV Dondolino, which developed 33 hp and was even lighter.
The front magnesium brake had a diameter of 190 mm.
A hundred bikes have been produced and they were very successful in events such as the Milan-Tarente road race. The Dondolino won this race four subsequent years between 1950 and 1954.
A real motorcycle Guzzi Dondolino is today a very rare machine highly thought of by collectors.
The Moto Guzzi Dondolino presented here is complete, working and fully restored with original parts by its current Swiss owner who has held her for years.
It is available in Switzerland.
Price and info on request.