Moto Guzzi Wind Tunnel
Inventors of the the motorcycle centre stand and at one time Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer, innovative Italian brand Moto Guzzi was also the first manufacturer to install a wind tunnel designed specifically for bikes - as this magazine extract explains.
Written by Fergus Anderson, 'What's In The Wind?' was published in The Motor Cycle on 17 May 1951, 'Answering the Questions With Some First Facts Gleaned from Tests in the Moto-Guzzi Wind-Tunnel.'
It goes on to explain, "It is likely that in the near future we shall see fundamental changes in the characteristics of racing machines brought about by the fact that the important races of today - the ones with valuable advertising possibilities - are mostly run on 100mph circuits where wind resistance is high - and it is easier to increase speed by diminution of drag than by increase of power."
In addition to the fascinating content, the feature is a masterclass in effortlessly simple print design. Credit for the images goes to Route140 of the wildguzzi.com forum.