“Thrasher 2” – 1983 Moto Guzzi LeMans III Custom

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Jim Knaup of Encore Performance and Fabrication (EPF) built a custom Guzzi based on a 1977 T3 – it featured hand formed bodywork from Evan Wilcox and was part personal project/part rolling parts catalog for their shop. An anesthesiologist in Phoenix liked what he saw and came to EPF with a beat up ’83 850 Le Mans III with “a simple set of directions: do this one.” Thrasher 2 was born.

The frame, swingarm, and centerstand were powdercoated cobalt blue, and they were complemented by a set of 38mm Marzocchi forks, Dyna III ignition, BUB Hyper exhaust system, a custom wiring harness, Brembo rotors, Fren Tubo braking lines, Agostini rearsets, Tarozzi clipons, and of course, the Evan Wilcox bodywork. For more on what went into this custom (and some additional small photos), check out the EPF page – it concludes by calling the Thrasher 2 “Moto Guzzi pared down to its elemental core; a machine with a singular purpose…only those without soul can ignore it.

The current owner has had it for 16 years and barely ridden it – it has just 1,100 miles since all the work was done. The seller says that he/she “had it gone over by a local Guzzi guru a couple of years ago but would probably benefit from a carb cleaning.” Find Thrasher 2 for sale in Phoenix, Arizona for $8,000 here on the Moto Guzzi National Owners Club Classifieds (scroll down to 3/11).

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