Moto Guzzi’s Mille GT was a short-lived hybrid that fused the 948cc motor from a California with the bodywork, frame, gearbox, and many other parts of the unloved T5. On paper, it was an improvement from the T5 thanks to a bigger motor, the removal of the horrible front fairing, and the switch from 16″ to 18″ wheels. Despite that, the Mille GT barely sold and finding one now can be an ordeal.
The 948cc engine pushes out 65 horsepower and 54 pound-feet of torque, but the whole package was a little bit of an oddball that didn’t appeal to any specific archetype of motorcycle rider except for the unbelievably passionate fans of the brand who have somehow kept it in business. For more on the Mille, check out this 1988 review in Motorcycle Magazine hosted on Motorcycle Specs.
The seller of this example (VIN: ZGUVHBVT0LM100302) acquired it from a private party in San Diego, though it needed “minor carb attention and a battery” at the time. It now needs nothing: “everything including the low fuel indicator works as new.” The seller added a hydraulic clutch kit and replaced the turn signals with alloy units. He says that he rides it two or three evenings a week and jokes that it “probably doesn’t have much more than another 100K or so left in it.” It appears that he only included one photo, so I’d ask for a few more before I place a bid…
Find this Mille for sale in Pentwater, Michigan with bidding up to $4,100 and the reserve already met here on eBay.