1969 Moto Guzzi 124cc Stornello Scrambler
A close relative of the Lodola, the Stornello (starling) debuted at the Milan Show in December 1959. Powered by a 124cc overhead-valve engine inclined in a twin-downtube frame, the Stornello combined adequate performance with excellent fuel economy and sound handling. A Sport version, equipped with a totally different cylinder head and larger carburettor, followed in 1961. The Stornello was produced in various versions for some 15 years, one of the many derivatives being the 'Scrambler America', which arrived in 1967 boasting 'off-road' styling and equipment, aimed at the North American market. As well as chunky tyres, an upswept exhaust, braced handlebars, greater mudguard clearance and a sump shield, the Scrambler also featured lowered overall gearing. We are advised that this example has been totally restored to '100% original' specification and comes with Italian registration papers.