Magni is probably best known for the incredible bikes it made in partnership with MV Agusta, but over the years they also did some work with engines from BMW, Honda, and Moto Guzzi. MG’s 1,100cc engine provided the heart of the Sfida that you see here today.
Sfida is Italian for “challenge”, which is exactly what you’ll face if you ever have to source cosmetic parts for this bike. But it doesn’t get much better in the world of obscure Italian sport bikes, does it? Some Sfidas were fuel injected, others had carbs, and all were powered by a Guzzi V-Twin that’s tilted slightly to the right inside a chromoly frame to align the driveshaft correctly. Suspension is taken care of by 40mm Ceriani forks and a WP shock. For more information, check out this “Quick Ride” from Cycle World’s time with a prototype.
This example has two owners and approximately 16,000 miles. It’s certified in the Magni registry and is equipped with 300mm floating rotors and several Magni parts: tuned 1,000 Le Mans motor, custom triple trees, modified frame, and an anti-jacking swingarm. The sale is said to include “all documentation from new.”
Find this Magni for sale somewhere in France for $37,000 here at Moto Borgotaro.