I fidanzati della morte

I fidanzati della morte poster
Year 1957
Minutes 93
Category Movie
Genres Drama

A tale of love, rivalry and passion set in the 50s, in the madcap world of motorcycle speed races, shot on the occasion of the main competitions of that time, such as Monza’s Moto GP and the last edition of the legendary Milano-Taranto race. With also very rare footage of the Moto Guzzi wind tunnel and factories. The film features, alongside popular actors Rik Battaglia and Sylva Koscina, many of the most important champions of those years: Geoffrey Duke, Libero Liberati, Bill Lomas, Enrico Lorenzetti, Reg Armstrong, Stanley Woods, Ken Cavanagh, Dickie Dale, Thomas Campbell, Pierre Monneret, Albino Milani, Walter Zeller, Bruno Francisci, all of them riding amazing Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Mondial and Norton bikes with the so charming and dangerous dustbin fairings that were going to be banned in 1958.

Gilera 150 SS

Gilera 150 SS background vehicle

It's a Gilera 150 Super Sport.

Gilera 4C

Gilera 4C main character

Gilera 500, four-in-line engine. 1956? Indeed a Gilera 4C - but I wouldn't know 350 or 500.

Bienvenue Didier, on commençait a croire que les extra-terrestres t'avait enlevé..

Moto Guzzi Bicilindrica 500

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Moto Guzzi 500 Bicilindrica

Moto Guzzi Falcone 500

By the big flywheels, two Falcone, I think. Falcones, '52 onwards Aren't these similar as /vehicle_889468-Moto-Guzzi-Airone-250-Sport-1956.html ?

They are similar but I think the Falcone 500 has a bigger flywheel that hides more of the gearbox, BTW, sent you a PM on the Forum. Thanks

Moto Guzzi Galletto

Moto Guzzi Galletto background vehicle

Moto Guzi Galletto

Norton Manx 500

Probably a Manx 500.

Another, similar looking


Others with similar front design A very individual take on a Dolphin fairing, some poor sod of a tin basher spent hours with a tree stump and some hammers on that. NSU Sportmax or Rennmax.

BMW R 51/3

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Assuming it's running in the 500cc class, this will be based on an R51/3.

Gilera Saturno

Gilera Saturno background vehicle

Gilera Saturno

Gilera Saturno 500

Engine looks more like a Gilera single.

Tu as raison, Alessandro. 1953+, Gilera Saturno Cross. So, not 'Moto Guzzi' anymore, and switching form, a-hem, 'racing' to 'all-terrain sports'.

Indian Scout 1150

Indians seem to be the weapon of choice for the wall of death. Low C of G and lots of torque? Indian Scout http://silodrome.com/indian-scout-wall-of-death-motorcycle/

Indian, not Indiana.

Moto Guzzi Zigolo

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A flock of Guzzi Zigolos Agree

Notice the airplane