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“V5 Sport” – 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 III Custom

In Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

When Moto Guzzi first released the V50 in the late 70s, they were met with a tepid response from an American market that preferred bigger bikes and expected smaller bikes to be cheaper. Not many were sold, but this example is truly a 1-of-1 as it’s been customized to look like a mini V7 Sport. What’s your verdict – is …

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2010 Moto Guzzi California Vintage

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Post Listing Update: This Cal Vin did not meet reserve despite 3 bids up to $5,200 on eBay. In 2006, Moto Guzzi brought back the California name for a new model, but the additional word of “Vintage” in the title tells you what this is all about – vintage styling with modern components.

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2012 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Griso did not meet reserve despite 6 bids up to $6,000. When it’s adorned in Tenni Green, the Moto Guzzi Griso is one of the most beautiful motorcycles in modern production. It’s more than a looker – in 2014 Cycle World compared the Indian Scout, Honda CB1100, BMW R9T, and the Griso. Even though the Guzzi …

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2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Coppa Italia

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Coppa Italia did not get any interest at the BIN of $8,600. Consider me surprised. One of the rarest versions of the V11, the Coppa Italia was built to commemorate Guzzi’s challenge for the National Naked Bike Championship of the Roadster Cup in their home country of Italy in 2003. To properly pay tribute to a …

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2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

My recent post about the Guzzi museum and the upcoming festivities in Austin means that this is the perfect bike to combine the two. An evolution of the incredible V7 Sport, this Moto Guzzi V11 Sport was a heavy (546 pounds wet weight) bruiser of a sportbike that was distinctive and rare.

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1967 Moto Guzzi V7

In Cruiser, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

This lovely V7 is one of the lowest serial number Guzzis in the US, and the third custodian is letting it go from his collection. Per Ian Falloon, it is one of 813 examples imported by the Premier Motor Corporation in ’67 to be sold in America.

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Ending Soon – 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Custom

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Post Listing Update: This custom Guzzi did not meet reserve despite 11 bids up to $6,500. Created by Joe Walano (aka The Guzzi Doctor), this 850T was “built from the crankshaft out.” Thanks to extensive engine work, the motor now displaces 977 cc and it produces 95 horsepower at the crank. that with a fuel tank from Scottish firm Tank …

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1997 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100i

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Guzzi sold for a BIN of $8,700. 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 by Brembo …

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1979 Moto Guzzi 1000SP

In Italy, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Guzzi did not meet reserve despite 13 bids up to $3,500 on eBay. When Moto Guzzi released the SP Spada, they debuted it with a fairing designed in their wind tunnel. I find it to be a bit goofy looking, but it results in excellent weather and wind protection. So while the SP doesn’t come up …