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MOTO GUZZI Moto Guzzi 499cc Falcone Sport

Frame no. FS85AA
Engine no. FS55AA
The ultimate expression of Guzzi's classic, Vintage-style single - the legendary Falcone – arrived in 1950. The Falcone took over as Guzzi's top sports bike, its tuneable engine being closely related to that of the Dondolino racer. Offered in Sport, Turismo and military/police specifications, the Falcone outlived all its fellows, the Turismo remaining in production until 1967. Revived in response to popular demand, it was succeeded by the all-new Falcone Nuovo in 1971. Its first owner used this Falcone Sport with a sidecar as he had a physical problem with a leg and found it easier to operate a motorcycle combination than a solo. This is why the accompanying Italian libretto also permits the use of this motorcycle with a sidecar. The second owner removed the sidecar, which was sold separately, and kept the Guzzi until 1963 when it was sold to the last registered owner. The Falcone has never been restored and is thus presented in original condition, complete with the optional 'Comfort' handlebars that the original owner had installed to use with the sidecar. The Falcone was updated with 12-volt electrics in the 1970s. Not used for the last 20 years, the machine will require re-commissioning before returning to the road.