Built as a replica of a Guzzi factory race bike created for Dr. John Wittner, this incredible Guzzi features an extensive list of modifications and has been successfully raced in its current form since 2013.
The frame is a copy of one built by Tony Foale – the seller says that “the bike has been built to be easy to maintain and use the readily available/best standard Guzzi parts. This bike is around 100bhp at the back wheel on a conservative dyno, but with approaching of 85ft pounds torque at accessible revs, capable in the right hands of lap times typically within a second to Ducati 1100 TT2’s and faster than any post-classic 4 cylinder 750. It is not suitable for the road as is a full-on race bike for experienced riders only.”
The engine has been bumped up to 1,064cc and it features a Crane Cams camshaft, Carillo rods, Fast by Ferracci pistons/valves, Kibblewhite valve springs, CNC alloy timing gears, Mikuni VM44 carbs, 1100 Sport flywheel, and Quill headers. Other goodies include a straight cut 5-speed transmission, Newfren clutch, Valio starter motor, Scitsu tach, aluminum sub frame, Wilbers shock, Sprint steering damper, Dymag wheels, Brembo calipers, Showa forks, Brembo master cylinders…the list is very lengthy and very nice.
“It would be very difficult to pull a Guzzi like this together and maybe only a couple of people in the world could do it these days. We estimate a cost in excess of £35,000gbp would be involved, assuming some of the parts/fabrication we have had unique access to could be sourced. This is a race bike with great provenance and ready to go anywhere in the world for classic superbike, classic endurance, classic track days or putting in your living room. Represents a genuinely unrepeatable opportunity and a cast iron long investment for the collector.”
Find this Guzzi race bike for sale in Stafford, England for $19,500 or best offer here on Facebook Marketplace.