No Reserve – 1986 Moto Guzzi LeMans 1000 Custom

In Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

As 1984 wrapped up, Moto Guzzi introduced the next generation of their iconic Le Mans with a bigger motor, Lario-inspired styling, and a 16″ front wheel. The front wheel change was polarizing as the frame had been designed around the 18″ front wheel of the previous generation but no changes were made to accommodate the smaller rim. This one has been impressively customized and it’s offered with no reserve.

This example (VIN: ZGUVVAVV3GM100174) is packing some great upgrades, most notably a Magni parallelogram swingarm. Magni used these on his own designs but also sold a few sets of retrofit kits, which is what this bike’s got. It’s also got a Dyna electronic ignition, Dyna coils, lightened flywheel, Bub Hyper 40mm exhaust, Moto Guzzi Daytona wheels/rotors, Tokico 6-piston calipers, GSX-R 43mm forks/front fender, Ago rearsets, Bitubo rear shocks, and more. It was recently serviced with a valve adjustment, rebuilt carbs, new brake pads, oil/filter change, and much more. It’s also been restyled – the 80s bodywork is gone and it’s been replaced with a Moto Guzzi V11 fairing, V7 Sport-type sidecovers, Corbin Gunfighter seat, a round headlight, and new paint. “The previous owned told me this bike had Raceco valves & springs, heads ported & polished and alloy timing gears. I haven’t verified this physically as I have not had any cause to remove the heads or the timing case. Just listening to it, I have no doubt the work done as described. In the course of routine maintenance, I was struck by how spotless the valve box and crankcase is. This motor looks more like new. New clutch was installed sometime shortly before I obtained the bike.”

Find this Guzzi for sale in Baltimore, Maryland with bidding up to $4,150 here on eBay.