Post Sale Update: AFter 7 bids on eBay, this Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE did not meet reserve at $3,050.
The Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE (Special Edition) was a limited run of motorcycles based on the Series II Le Mans 1000. Built in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of the V7, it has evolved into a collector’s bike particularly desired by Guzzistas. Only 100 examples of the Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE made it to the United States. Of however many still remain, plenty are in museums and private collections, so a purchasing opportunity like this can be quite rare.
All of the Special Editions had the red and white paint scheme, with distinctive aspects including a red seat, and red wheels. Cosmetic differences were many, though the mechanical differences were few. Engines were untouched, though the acceleration was boosted as the transmissions were geared closer than the standard Le Mans.
This specific Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE is said to be in excellent condition. The best part of this bike, in our eyes, is that it actually has 34,000 miles on it. Old, low-mile bikes can be worrying as they will require a refreshing – but assuming that you can find evidence that this bike has had constant miles every year, you can probably trust the seller’s claim that it’s ready to ride across town or across the country. While generally stock, this bike comes with a few upgrades – a solo Corbin red seat, an upgraded 18 inch front wheel that was OEM from a later year, Dyna III electronic ignition, and a lower chin fairing. This Le Mans has just been serviced, so we look forward to it seeing a new owner who will continue to put miles on a collector’s bike.
Find this Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 SE for sale here on eBay with bidding at $2,000 and the reserve not yet met in San Diego, California.