1977 Moto Guzzi

850 LeMans MKI

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Highlights

  • Completely restored by a west coast expert and then placed in a private collection since
  • This Italian masterpiece starts, runs and rides outstanding
  • Powered by the 844cc Longitudinally mounted V Twin
  • 5 Speed Transmission with a shaft final drive unit
  • Extremely rare with only 2,548 examples being built worldwide
  • This example is one of the nicest we have seen

Description

In Moto Guzzi's long history, there are several models that have stood the test of time. But for many, the ultimate offering is the 850 Le Mans. The Le Mans borrowed the 850T's engine, but with high-compression pistons running in the chrome-lined alloy barrels, larger valves, new camshaft and two 36mm “pumper” Dell'Orto carbs. Brembo calipers gripped the twin drilled cast iron front brake discs, one of which was linked to the rear disc through the brake pedal (the system also used on the triple-disc 850T3).
What was different about the Le Mans was its styling. The clip-on bars, rear set footrests and humped seat all made it a worthy successor to the V7 Sport. At 71hp and 124mph (when introduced in 1976) it may not have been as quick as the Kawi, but it would see off the Beemer and be just behind the Duc. Deservedly popular in its day and still very usable in modern highway conditions, the Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans is a true classic that has justifiably acquired cult status.

Specs

Basic

Year
1977
Make
Moto Guzzi
Auto Model Name
850 LeMans
Sub Model
MKI
Miles
47,783
Vin
072317
Stock
813090

Engine

Engine Size
844cc
Transmission Type
5-Speed Shaft Drive

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Rosso Red

Interior

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