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Old 11-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by LonerDave View Post
I have heard that is was Moto Guzzi that first built and used a wind tunnel for motorcycle design (1950?), and that BMW rented it from MG when they started testing fairings. Possibly urban legend perpetuated by guzzisti.
Um, yeah, I'd call that legend. They used Pininfarina's wind tunnel, at least that's where they took all the photos.. It's plainly visible in all the photos. They're an Italian coach builder turned design house that did design work for Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia, and plenty of other non-italian car makers.

Moto Guzzi does have a wind tunnel though:
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