Post Listing Update: This Guzzi did not meet reserve with 20 bids up to $6,600 on eBay in Indio, California.
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 1991 story in Classic Bike.
This example (VIN: VF150037) was recently serviced by Cycle Garden – they pulled the motor and transmission to “fix all leaks”, replace the timing chain tensioner, and replace a clutch disc and intermediate plate. They also fixed the linked brakes and installed a new battery. It has new Avon Roadrunner tires on the Astralite gold anodized wheels. Watch it run here:
Find this Le Mans for sale in Indio, California with bidding up to $5,100 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.