Bill Perone and his 1960 Moto Guzzi Falconi
Make: Moto Guzzi
Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 500cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Bill Perrone
City: Huntington Beach
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.