Why is Moto Guzzi so clearly the Italian motorcycle manufacturer most beloved of two-wheel collectors and enthusiasts? And did the first of Carlo Guzzi’s creations win races because it was functional or beautiful? Answering those questions with some sort of basic logic is not easy, establishing which of these elements were determinate is extremely difficult. In fact, after almost a century, one can affirm that the reasons for the success of the historic Mandello marque are to be found in a rare and a highly successful union of those qualities, but also in having always been loyal to itself and to its fundamental traditions: first the horizontal engine and then the V-2. Apart from the technical trends, the history of Guzzi is also made up of men, technicians and champions who have written one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of two-wheeled machines, today encapsulated in one single invaluable “handbook”. Condition of the book: good inside but the cover is slightly damaged.