March 2021 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Allan Scott of Irvine with his 1950 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone

Make: Moto Guzzi
Model: Airone
Year: 1950
Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 250cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Allan Scott
City: Irvine

1950 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone

Congratulations to Allan Scott of Irvine for winning Bike of the Month with his 1950 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone. Allan won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Today was Allan's first time to our meet. He's been on the mailing list for about 6 months and finally made it down. Allan has been a long time Moto Guzzi fan and owns two others along with a Ural with a side car. He found this bike two years ago advertised online in Classic Trader.

The bike was located in Livorno Italy. Allan had a friend who lives close to Livorno and was able to make the trip to inspect the bike.

The Moto Guzzi Airone was never imported to America so they're very rare in the States. This one was restored by an 80 year old Italian man who turned it into a race replica.

It has a unique single spring magnesium rear end with adjustable cork dampening. The straight through exhaust pipe has an adjustable baffle to quiet it down while racing through town.

The 250cc single is a four stroke with a total loss oil system that was also designed to lubricate the chain. Alan has corked the chain lube mechanism to reduce the oil loss.

Thank you Allan for bringing your Moto Guzzi out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our March 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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