December 2015 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Bill Perone and his 1960 Moto Guzzi Falconi

Make: Moto Guzzi
Model: Falconi
Year: 1960
Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 500cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Bill Perrone
City: Huntington Beach

1960 Moto Guzzi Falconi

Congratulations to Bill Perrone of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1960 Moto Guzzi Falconi. Bill won a Mr. Pete's Grill gift certificate.

Today was the Falconi's first ride on US roads and it did very well. Most of you were gone when Bill started it with a single kick and is sounded like a brand new motorcycle.

Bill has owned the bike since July after it came over from Italy. The blue color is rare for Moto Guzzi, it was originally sold to the Italian Government for the Bureau of Internal Affairs.

The Falconi was fully restored in Italy, but it wasn't running. For the past few months Bill has been cleaning, fixing leaks and getting the Guzzi running. The 500cc single has a Del Lorto carburetor and a very unique rear suspension. The right side shifting and left side heel break take some getting used to, and Bill says that you don't want to forget to turn the oil valve on prior to starting.

This is the second time in 2015 that a Falconi has won Bike of the Month. Back in April, Bill Melvin won his 1957 Moto Guzzi Falconi.

Thanks Bill for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our December Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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