Arturo Magni started working with Moto Guzzi in 1985, and their first project was the “Parallelogrammo” swingarm created to counter the shaft jacking that was common with older driveshaft designs. In 1990, Magni customized a Daytona road racer that was campaigned by Ted Stolarski, Moto Guzzi’s Australian importer for 3 decades. In the early 90s, Magni named their next production model the “Australia” as a tribute to Ted.
The Australia utilizes a 1,000cc Daytona RS motor with top notch components: Magni’s proprietary frame (obviously), WP shock, Forcelle Italia forks, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, and more. At 8,400 rpm, the 4V motor put out 100 horsepower, enough to get the 440 pound (dry) Australia up to nearly 140 miles per hour. For more specifications, check out what Magni has to say about this bike (scroll to the bottom for English).
This example is VIN: MAGNIMG0062 and it’s #62 of the production run. The seller is the original owner, and it has an impressive 85,037 kilometers (52,839 miles). Upgrades include a Termignoni exhaust with aftermarket computer chip, engine guards, and aftermarket rearsets.
On a semi-related note, any time I look at a Magni I get sad because I don’t own a Magni Italia – they built it as a one-off show bike but I’ve sent them an email asking how much it would cost to buy a new one. I also sometimes daydream about how much it would cost to have someone replicate the frame – I don’t even mind the tumor of a radiator hanging off the front too much:
Find this Australia for sale in Twist, Germany with bidding up to $2,100 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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