Post Listing Update: This Guzzi 1000S did not meet reserve despite 33 bids up to $12,100 in Wichita Falls, Texas. It was immediately relisted but bidding only got up to $11,300. The seller then tried one last relist at a BIN of $15,000 with no takers.
In 1990, Moto Guzzi released the 1000S, styled to look like an update of the ’75 750 S3. It sold poorly but the classic styling has held up over the years and unlike the average Guzzi, the resale values for this model are somewhat staggering.
The 949cc v-twin engine was pulled from the Le Mans IV/V (updated thanks to Walter in the comments) and pushed 82 horsepower at the crank (72 at the rear wheel) through a 5-speed transmission, good for a top speed of 128 miles per hour. Three versions were built over a 4 year period – based on the cockpit, carb, and color scheme, this looks to be a Series 2, of which about 500 were made. Both the Series 1 and 2 bikes produced 81 horsepower, more than the later bikes did (71, using the motor from the Cal III).
This example (VIN: ZGUVVCVV6NN200003) shows approximately 24,200 miles on the odometer, and the seller states that it has always been stored indoors. It looks to be in good shape, and the seller says that it runs “exceptionally well.” It’s serviced and ready for you to put more miles on.
Find this 1000S for sale in Wichita Falls, Texas with bidding up to $9,300 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.