Moto Guzzi Factory Racers

Story by Glenn Roberts//
February 8 2022

Alan Cathcart, one of the world’s most famous motorcycle journalists, has released yet another book. His latest work covers the history of the Moto Guzzi factory Grand Prix racers from 1921 up to 1957, when the company withdrew from racing at the end of that season, having won the 350 cc World Championship for the fifth successive year.

This means that, following the Piaggo-owned company’s centenary last year, Moto Guzzi Factory Racers includes not only the complete technical evolution and racing history of the fabulous 500 cc V8, but also all the bikes which preceded it, including Moto Guzzi’s world title-winning 250 cc and 350 cc singles, as well as its various 500 cc singles, twins and four-cylinder contenders. 

Cathcart also includes his riding impressions of two of the most significant models in Guzzi’s racing history, the wide-angle 500 cc, 120-degree V-twin “Bicilindrica” and the iconic V8 “Otto Cilindri” that succeeded it.

The book is available as a large 30 x 23 cm hardcover coffee table book printed on quality paper, with 160 pages and 91 full page photos. 

Moto Guzzi Factory Racers has been published in English and Italian on the same page and retails for €49 (CDN$70 at time of this writing) at

This book is only available via the URL and can be sent duty-free anywhere in the world.


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