Lot 142 - 1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5
|Sold - £6,160
Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer and the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production. Established in 1921, the company is noted for its historic role in Italy's motorcycling manufacture, its prominence worldwide in motorcycle racing and industry innovations. Since 2004, Moto Guzzi has been a wholly owned subsidiary, and one of seven brands owned by Piaggio & C. SpA.
This beautiful Moto Guzzi was originally registered on 1st November 1979 and has been fully restored by the vendor over a three-year period. It was purchased as ‘a bit of a wreck’ in his words. In deciding to rebuild the bike he decided to change the style into a Café Racer. The list of work is extensive. To begin with the frame and wheels were powder coated and the engine was fully rebuilt, with new Gilardoni 88mm pistons, rings and barrel kit. New valves, guides and springs were fitted and the bike has been set-up by Dynojet Research achieving an impressive 55bhp on their rolling road. Fuel is delivered via twin Dellorto PHF 36 carburettors and the gearbox was sent to Germany and rebuilt by HMB Guzzi. The brake calipers front and rear were rebuilt by Powerhouse, the front discs were custom made by EBC and the master cylinder is by Brembo. The front forks were rebuilt by Steve Jordan Motorcycles and the rear shock absorbers are Hagon adjustables. The driveshaft and rear drive box has been rebuilt, with new UJ’s and seals fitted. A new wiring loom was custom made and fitted, a new Bosch starter motor has been fitted and this V1000 has a Ricks Motorsport alternator. The result of this significant time and investment is a superb looking motorcycle, however the vendor has said this Moto Guzzi runs well and sounds great, it will though need a good shakedown and final set-up. A particularly handsome Italian machine.
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