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.
The Mark III produced 76 horsepower at the crank and was capable of about 132 miles per hour. One of the notable improvements was Guzzi’s “Nigusil” lining – similar to the Nikasil I’m more familiar with in BMW engines but this was a shortening of Nickel-Guzzi-Silicon. For more on the Le Mans III, check out this review from a long time owner.
This example is absolutely gorgeous thanks to the fact that the seller has had the fairing, fork lowers, and sidecovers repainted and the BUB full exhaust ceramic coated. Other parts have been powder coated, zinc plated, or re-chromed as appropriate. On top of that, the bike has lots of new parts: the switchgear, Tomaselli throttle, Ikon rear shocks, SS brake lines, and more. The bike has 38,785 miles but thanks to the above work, you’d never know without looking at the odometer. The ad has 22 nice photos for you to browse if you’re as enamored with this bike as I am.
Find this Le Mans for sale in Brooklyn, New York for $8,750 here on Craigslist.