1989 Moto Guzzi 949cc Mille GT Frame no. VH 32912 Engine no. VH 24317

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Lot 30A
1989 Moto Guzzi 949cc Mille GT
Registration no. F648 CVG Frame no. VH 32912 Engine no. VH 24317

£ 2,000 - 2,500
US$ 2,700 - 3,300
Amended
1989 Moto Guzzi 949cc Mille GT
Registration no. F648 CVG
Frame no. VH 32912
Engine no. VH 24317
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 Guzzi's v-twin appeared in the late 1960s in the form of the 703cc V7, and this remarkable engine would prove exceptionally versatile, being enlarged beyond 1,000cc and powering machines of all kinds ranging from the super-sports Le Mans to the automatic transmission Convert tourer. Introduced in 1987, the retro-styled Mille GT, with its wire-spoked wheels and lack of a fairing, recalled the looks of the first of this long-running series of tourers – the 850T – that had debuted back in 1974. The Mille GT engine used smaller valves than the more sporting versions and produced its maximum of 67bhp at 6,700rpm, which was good enough for a top speed of around 120mph. Noteworthy features included improved switchgear from the Le Mans V superbike and Guzzi's traditional integrated braking system. Previously registered/used overseas, though UK-registered since June 1989, this Mille GT was purchased privately by the current vendor in 2000, at which time it had covered 33,183 miles. Since acquisition the Guzzi has been used for pleasure riding, covering only some 150 miles annually, and currently displays a total of 36,963 miles on the odometer. Between 2004 and 2008 the vendor lived and worked in France, and used the machine there. The tyres were renewed in 2008 and a new gel battery fitted in 2013. Described as in generally good condition, the machine is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to June 2015 and V5C registration document.

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1989 Moto Guzzi 949cc Mille GT Frame no. VH 32912 Engine no. VH 24317
1989 Moto Guzzi 949cc Mille GT Frame no. VH 32912 Engine no. VH 24317
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