Lot 140 - 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk. I
|Odometer reading||21,337 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,682|
The Moto Guzzi Le Mans was first manufactured in 1976. It was named after the 24-hour motorcycle endurance race at Le Mans in France and the Le Mans designation was first used for an 850 prototype, based on the V7, displayed at Premio Varrone in late 1972. The original 850 Le Mans was a café racer with clip-on handlebars and a bikini nose fairing, but in the face of more and more powerful bikes from other manufacturers later models were developed more as sports tourers with a three-quarter fairing. A marketing success, the Le Mans competed against Italian superbikes from Ducati and Laverda. The original Le Mans was continually developed and spawned several later models with a final version appearing in the early 1990s.
Presented in gleaming red paintwork, this 850cc Le Mans Mk. I was first registered on 29th November 1977 and has been privately owned by the vendor since 2015. This bike has been dry stored as part of a collection and is described as unmolested and original. Being a Mk. I this is a very collectable bike and offered without reserve it is an attractive proposition.
Guide Price £8,000-£12,000
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