1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314
Lot 415
1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans
Registration no. ZV 8440 Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314
Sold for £4,025 (US$ 5,080) inc. premium

Lot Details
1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314 1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314 1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314 1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314 1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314 1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans Frame no. 12743 Engine no. 71314
1977 Moto Guzzi 850cc Le Mans
Registration no. ZV 8440
Frame no. 12743
Engine no. 71314
An engine design that originated in the late 1940s, Moto Guzzi’s venerable 90-degree v-twin is still around today powering the latest generation of superbikes from Mandello del Lario. The first motorcycle to use this remarkable engine, the 703cc V7, appeared in the late 1960s. Enlargement to 757cc soon followed, but the first sports model, the V7S, was of 748cc capacity. Hitherto an acquired taste enjoyed by a discerning minority, the big Guzzi suddenly began capturing the imagination of a wider public when the 850cc Le Mans burst on the scene in 1976. Described by Bike magazine as ‘the sleekest, horniest thing you’ve ever seen on two wheels’, the Le Mans looked like it was doing 100mph while stationary and on the open road delivered 130mph-plus performance. Without doubt one of the definitive superbikes of the 1970s and today highly collectible. This Le Mans was fully restored by Victory Motorcycles in 2000 and since then has been dry stored and maintained in working order. Presented in immaculate condition, the machine is offered with restoration invoices and Republic of Ireland registration document. The seat, exhaust system and twin-headlamp fairing are obvious non-standard features.
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