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Moto Guzzi Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni 2002

Engine in the Blood.

Omobono Tenni A great driver, an unbeatable champion, and above all one of the men who symbolizes the history and philosophy of Moto Guzzi. An engine buff since childhood, he would spend hours disassembling and reassembling them, covered in oil, unaware of the passage of time. This love was only topped by his innate talent for motorcycle racing. His first victory came in 1924 when the very young driver was not yet twenty years old. That was the beginning of an impressive career, which was lined with an endless series of successes. In the seat of a Moto Guzzi from 1933 on, he soon won on all of the Italian circuits and became the first Italian to win the Tourist Trophy. Black Devil, Red Meteor, Fire-winged Centaur, Man who Challenges Death … Omobono raced and won, feeding the imagination of the audience who crowded around a champion and a real man. He was great even in the simple sincerity of his smallest acts, such as the famous telegram he traditionally sent to his wife after every victory: "Came in first: big kisses, Tenni". Total passion and love for motors, unbounded talent and innate simplicity, the ability to win respect in the entire world and deeply Italian roots. Tenni, the man and the champion, sum up the entire Moto Guzzi philosophy. This is why the special version of our sport motorcycle bears his name. A reminder of an exciting past, revved up with new technology. The green colour is an homage to the colour of the legendary 8 cylinder and multi-champions of the Moto Guzzi 350 world. We couldn't leave out the cutting edge technological details, such as the lighter clutch, "gentler" and more sensitive to the gear levers, and the titanium nitride fork shafts, with a perfectly smooth surface which makes the suspension action gentler. A modification the stoic and spartan champion would have not appreciated but which present bikes will certainly pleasantly welcomed: an imitation leather unique saddle, comfortable when riding in two. But even more amazing the V11 Le Mans Tenni bears a race bike licence. We've only one regret. Not to be able to see the incomparable "Bonomin" on the seat of a fiery V11 Le Mans holding his name.

Specifications as for V11 Le Mans


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