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1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona

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Dr. John Wittner made a name for himself in the late 80’s thanks to his ability to modify the hell out of MG’s – his bikes won consecutive US Endurance Championships, among other racers. Due to his success, the Guzzi factory asked him to come to Italy and help develop a superbike unlike anything the Italian firm had produced before. …

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1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1

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Arguably the successor to the V7 Sport, the Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans was named after the famous race in France. Guzzi took a modified version of the 850T engine and wrapped it in interesting styling that has led to it becoming a cult classic.

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1984 Moto Guzzi Le Mans III

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In 1983, the Moto Guzzi Le Mans III was brought back after MG was able to get the smaller engine certified under US emissions – for a few years the US was stuck with a 949cc engine. With the arrival of the Mark III, Guzzi created approximately 80 technical changes of varying severity from the Mark II model.

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Ending Soon – 1997 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100i

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Post Listing Update: did not meet reserve with 25 bids up to $5,700 in Beaverton, Oregon. More of a sport-tourer than an outright sportbike, the 1100i (i is for fuel injection) is a beautiful anomaly from the usual Guzzi fare of torquey cruisers. Don’t worry – this still packs the trademark V-Twin, but in this incarnation the motor is surrounded …

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1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

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Post Listing Update: This V7 did not meet reserve with 22 bids up to $11,600 on eBay in Madison, Wisconsin. After years of truck-like bikes such as the Ambassador and the Eldorado, the V7 was specifically created by Tonti to honor Guzzi’s racing legacy. Some people consider this bike to be the prettiest production cafe to come out of any …

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1979 Moto Guzzi LeMans II CX100

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Post Sale Update: This LeMans sold for $7,977 after 7 bids on eBay in Pasadena, California. The successor to the legendary 850cc Le Mans, the Moto Guzzi LeMans II CX100 was created to satisfy the American mantra of “no replacement for displacement” and as competition to the BMW R100RS. Guzzi took the engine and lower fairings from the 1000SP sport …

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1987 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE

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Post Sale Update: This Guzzi sold for $6,600 after 15 bids on eBay in Midlothian, Texas on eBay. The Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE (Special Edition) was a limited run of motorcycles based on the Series II Le Mans 1000. Built in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of the V7, it has evolved into a collector’s …

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1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

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This Eldorado was a “rehab project” for the seller, who almost passed away from cancer surgery approximately 5 years ago. Now he’s having some leg trouble after a knee replacement and 5 hip surgeries, so this bike needs a new caretaker.

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Coppa Italia Clone – 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Scura

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Take the Moto Guzzi V11, add some higher spec components, black paint scheme, and limited production numbers, and you get the Scura. Approximately 700 examples of the Scura were built, and they were upgraded with Ohlins suspension (forks, shock, and steering damper), carbon fiber panels, and a single disc clutch/aluminum flywheel that was supposed to be more aggressive, though there …

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1986 Moto Guzzi Lario V65

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Post Sale Update: This Lario sold for $2,125 after 10 bids on eBay in Beverly, Massachusetts. The Moto Guzzi Lario V65 was almost like a baby LeMans, but it was one of the fastest pushrod 650cc bikes ever built. Capable of nearly 125mph, it at one point broke multiple Land Speed Records, and the distinctive bodywork made this MG stand …

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1969 Moto Guzzi V750 Ambassador

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The Moto Guzzi Ambassador was developed as a successor to the V7, which was initially built to provide a police platform in their home country of Italy. The Berline brothers convinced MG to bring it to the US in an attempt to snag some cruiser customers away from Harley-Davidson. The Ambassador (or V750) got some upgrades to target the US …