1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783

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Lot 112
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5
Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783

Sold for US$ 1,610 inc. premium
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5
Frame no. VG-200783
Engine no. VG-200783
'The G5 was introduced in 1978. It was almost identical to the Convert, which was the first large displacement shaftie with an automatic transmission. It sold poorly, so Guzzi reincarnated it as the G5, but with a manual transmission. It had funky forward footpegs (and one of the longest side stands I've ever seen... but the G5 has established a reputation for being a very reliable motorcycle.'
The G5's predecessor, the V1000 Convert, was a motorcycle made by Moto Guzzi at Mandello del Lario, Italy which was targeted at the US police motorcycle market as the first big capacity automatic motorcycle with shaft drive, for which Guzzi had increased their familiar pushrod-operated V-twin's bore and stroke to give a displacement of 949cc. 'Convert' referred to the torque converter which fed engine power to a conventional clutch. The clutch had to be used to shift between (only) two gears but the torque converter enabled the bike to stop in either gear and accelerate smoothly again without using it. In the G5, the Sachs-built torque converter and 2-speed gearbox was replaced with a conventional 5-speed.

A G5 is a classic Italian cruiser. Its transverse V-twin motor won over a raft of loyal fans for not only was it a very capable long-distance bike but also an easy-going daily rider. Today it stands firm as a collectable vintage Guzzi model in its own right.

This machine comes with both keys and will need recommissioning as it has sat for a few years.

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1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
1977 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 Frame no. VG-200783 Engine no. VG-200783
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