1991 Moto Guzzi 1000S

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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 seller loves his Guzzis, apparently!

This example has been on display for years and it comes out of a collection with a few other MGs. The seller calls it a “survivor” bike that’s ready to go. Find this Guzzi for sale in Boone, North Carolina with bidding up to $8,200 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.