1978 Moto Guzzi

850 LeMans

$25,900

Highlights

  • Completely restored by a west coast expert and then placed in a private collection since
  • Immaculately Finished, Paint work is Beautiful and Hard Parts are all Powder Coated
  • Finished in beautiful White with Silver Wheels color combo
  • Original and Unrestored Factory Seat which is very uncommon
  • 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 1978 Model with only 1,738 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. This cult classic Mark I Le Mans are appreciating classics and fantastic investment motorcycles. This example given its condition and the limited production run; this is the one you've been waiting for!

Specs

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Moto Guzzi
Auto Model Name
850 LeMans
Miles
23,031
Vin
VE76514
Stock
6514

Engine

Engine Size
844cc
Engine Type
Gasoline

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Moto Guzzi White
Body Style
Sport Touring

Interior

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