The Moto Guzzi V8 Was developed by an Italian engineer, Giulio Cesare Carcano. specifically for the Moto Guzzi Grand Prix racing team for the 1955 to 1957 seasons.
History of Moto Guzzi V8
By 1955, Moto Guzzi had currently shown its design expertise, creating motorcycles with a wide breadth of arrangements: horizontal songs, identical doubles, V-twins in in-line and transverse layouts, 3-cylinders, as well as 4-cylinders in straight as well as in-line kind. The Moto Guzzi V8 strengthened Moto Guzzi’s dedication to pushing design borders. The engine was developed by Giulio Carcano after the 1954 Monza Grand Prix and developed by Dr. Carcano.
To present the bike, and build promotion, Moto Guzzi’s racing group manager, launched a letter to the worldwide motorbike press introducing Moto Guzzi’s prepare for the 1955 Grand Prix season– attaching a drawing of the new Otto and challenging them to presume the setup of Moto Guzzi’s then very secret auto racing bike. Really a couple of thought appropriately, and the Otto made a spectacular public debut a few months later on.
The engine and also the bike were without criterion: a water-cooled, 500 cc (31 cu in) V-8 motorcycle– with double overhanging webcams as well as a separate carburetor for each and every one of the 8 cylindrical tubes. Considering just 45 kg (99 pounds) (total bike weight 148 kg (326 lb)), its miniaturized components securely packaged, the engine created an extraordinary 78 hp (58 kW) at 12000 rpm. The motorbike confirmed efficient in attaining 172 miles per hour (280 km/h)– 20 years prior to the rate was reached again in Grand Prix motorbike auto racing
Tyre, brake and also suspension modern technology, nevertheless, dragged the effective engine– making race track field screening challenging and also actual racing unsafe. Fergus Anderson crashed the motorcycle on its maiden run in Modena. Just Fergus Anderson, Stanley Woods, Dickie Dale, Ken Kavanagh, Keith Campbell, Giuseppe Colnago, Bill Lomas as well as Alano Montanari were ever before able to also ride the V8 bike. Numerous of the motorcyclists experienced amazing falls– Bill Lomas suffering a head injury at the 1956 Senigallia Grand Prix. Ken Kavanagh refused to ride the bike after the 1956 race at Spa-Francorchamps.
The Otto Cilindri likewise verified facility and also expensive to build, in addition to the risk the bike positioned to the racers themselves. By 1957 there were two bikes available and nobody willing to race the bike without more advancement. Rather, the Otto remained untaught, as Moto Guzzi and also various other producers withdrew from competing totally in the 1957 season.
Speculation recommends that with further advancement, the V8 could have verified a formidable Grand Prix contender. Two authentic examples of the engine continue to be in the ownership of Moto Guzzi, at the Moto Guzzi Museum in Mandello. For the 2013 Guzzi World Days (Giornate Mondiali Guzzi, GMG) event, the racing bike was presented and also began for the group to hear the noise of the unmuffled V8’s exhaust.