These 8 valve specials were photographed in Sydney in the late 1980's. They have KCS heads, 950cc capacity, Stucchi bodywork and many other modifications. One has Dell'orto 40mm carbs, the other uses Bing magnesium 44mm carbs. Both were products of a small Guzzi workshop in Balmain run by a German chap who rode overland to Australia on a motorcycle with sidecar.
The engine from one was transplanted into an early Linto-framed LM1 style cafe-racer built in Wentworth Avenue by Sydney Motorcycle Wreckers and which was still in daily use in 2008. It was named Pterodactyl. If you have a query or information about Moto Guzzi motorcycles please contact us