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1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans MK I 850

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1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans MK I 850
Odometer: 40991, Produced: Jan 1975
Engine Number: Correct. Frame Number: Correct
$12,000 - $18,000

Long Legged and Easy To Live With

Designed by Gulilio and Lino Tonti, the Le Mans 850 was and remains a legitimate, if not an unlikely 1970s’ super bike. In a straight line, its 70hp made it as quick as was the terminally ill Suzuki GS1000. With Moto Guzzi’s traditional shaft-drive, telescopic front forks, adjustable twin rear shocks and proper Italian-super-bike styling, the racy-looking 850 Le Mans was hard and fast. With a top speed of plus205kph, aggressive ergonomics and stiff suspension the 225kg Le Mans is ideal for New Zealand’s style of riding. This rare example is in good nick and is ready to ride having enjoyed a recent full service.

Auction March 2013
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