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 sensational Le Mans looked like it was doing 100mph while stationary and on the open road delivered 130mph-plus performance.
This example is offered in very original condition as comes complete with a sizeable history file. Many Mots are included as well as invoices of recommissioning work and service work. Ready to use on in the coming summer months.