1 of 50 – 1998 Magni Australia 98

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Post Sale Update: This Magni Australia sold for $24,000 after 48 bids on eBay.


Arturo Magni started working with Moto Guzzi in 1985, and the first project was the “Parallelogrammo” (what a name) swingarm created to counter the shaft jacking that was common with older driveshaft designs. In 1990, Magni customized a Daytona road racer that was campaigned by Ted Stolarski, Moto Guzzi’s Australian importer for 3 decades. In the early 90s, Magni named their next production model the “Australia” as a tribute to Ted. The initial run of 75 utilized a 2V motor with carbs, but in 1998 a second generation called the “Australia 98” was built with 4-valve heads and Weber/Marelli fuel injection. Just 50 examples were built, and this example has recently gone through a 4 year restoration.

The Australia utilizes a 1,000cc Daytona RS motor with top notch components: Magni’s proprietary frame (obviously), WP shock, Forcelle Italias forks, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, and more. At 8,400 rpm, the 4V motor put out 100 horsepower, enough to get the 440 pound (dry) Australia up to nearly 140 miles per hour. For more specifications, check out what Magni has to say about this bike (scroll to the bottom for English). It looks so good except for the tacky font used for “Australia” on the fairings!

This example (VIN: ZA9G5AKL9X5F69112) has 10,183 miles on the original odometer, though the gauges were replaced as part of the restoration and there’s a new set of metric dials that just show 1 kilometer. Other components of the work include new tires, battery, coils, all cables, fuel injectors, throttle bodies, fuel pump, throttle potentiometer, fuel lines, cam position sensor, brake pads, rebuilt calipers, and plenty more. The motor has been run on a bench test but the brakes have not been bled since the rebuild. The frame and most of the bodywork paint original, though the “lower belly pan” has been repainted due to stone chips. The sale includes an owner’s manual, parts book, promo materials, service manuals, a usb drive of restoration photos, and all receipts for parts and labor.

Find this Magni Australia for sale in Galena, Illinois with bidding up to $8,100 and the reserve not yet met

As I’m sure you know, these don’t come up for sale often. With that in mind, one sold at the Bonhams Las Vegas auction in 2016 for $25,300, if that helps you estimate the value.

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