Post-Sale Update: This Moto Guzzi Jackal was removed from ADVRider after selling for an unknown final price.
Here’s one you don’t see every day – a Moto Guzzi Jackal. Built as the sportier, Italian alternative to the cruisers that America loves, it was based on the California engine and chassis. Performance only came down low in the rpm range, but it’s a good looking cruiser that emphasized the ability to go around curves – you got footpegs instead of footboards, Marzocchi forks, and plenty of cornering clearance.
The traditional Guzzi V-Twin displaced 1064cc and produced 74 horsepower. Weight was a hefty 542 pounds dry, but it was still capable of a 13 second quarter mile. Again, MG stressed the ‘sport’ in sport-cruiser, as Motorcycle Cruiser magazine explained back in December of 1999:
But handling is what separates this bike from other cruisers. The suspension is firm and heavily damped. Combined with a rigid chassis, this produces a bike that is unflaggingly steady in corners of all speeds and surfaces. It doesn’t bob or weave when you hit a bump or make a ham-fisted steering correction, and the steering is responsive and predictable. The Jackal also offers more cornering lean angle than most other sporting-oriented cruisers, and you can bend it pretty deep before the pegs begin to drag.
This specific Moto Guzzi Jackal has a little under 50k miles, and seems to be in good riding shape. You’ll also get some choice accessories that make this a much more practical tourer, particularly the luggage, National Cycle windscreen, crashbars/highway pegs and center stand.
Find this Moto Guzzi Jackal for sale here on ADVRider (registration required) for the low, low price of $2,000 in Southern Connecticut.