Italian Survivor: 1960 Moto Guzzi Lodola Gran Turismo

“It’s astounding how well it works,” says Dan Thorsen, who was the owner of this Italian single until his recent sale of the bike to a friend, Danny Aarons.

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by Nick Cedar

1960 Moto Guzzi Lodola Gran Turismo

Engine: 235cc air-cooled 4-stroke single, 68mm x 64mm bore and stroke, 7.5:1 compression ratio, 11hp at 6,000rpm (factory claim)
Top speed: 75mph (est.)
Carburetion: Single Dell’Orto UB 22mm BS 2A
Transmission: 4-speed, right foot shift, chain final drive

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