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magni October 9, 2016 posted by

Race Trim – 1994 Magni Australia

Though Arturo Magni's company made road bikes as well, they were virtually all for homolagation of the racing machines with purpose built frames and fairings.  Rarely seen stateside, this Magni is still in race trim and spectacular.

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1994 Magni Australia for sale on eBay

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Magni started out at Gilera, and worked with Count Agusta at MV until the founder's death in 1976.  He and his sons then founded their own firm and began work with Honda and BMW-based sportbikes, but started the dynasty with Moto-Guzzi engines in 1984.  Developed with an eye toward the Battle of Twins racing around the world, the bikes did well down under, and led to the Australia sport bike.

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Using the 4-valve Moto Guzzi 992 cc engine, the Australia had 102 hp available in road trim, and the race bikes also used Weber-Marelli fuel injection.  Magni designed their own chro-moly frame, and had developed the Parallelogrammo shaft drive rear suspension.  Dampers were Forcelle-Italia inverted forks and WP monoshock, both fully adjustable.  Brembo 320mm disks are found up front with 4-piston calipers, and a 230mm rear brake.  17-inch wheels are under carbon-fiber mudguards, with full endurance fairing and monoposto seat.

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Presented by a SoCal specialty shop, this Magni has open intakes and Termignoni carbon mufflers, and appears to have escaped the eventualities of actual racing.  The binnacle shows just 3,000 miles, and the eBay auction states clear title -

1994 MAGNI GUZZI RACING BIKE AUSTRALIA MODEL, VERY VERY RARE  MINT CONDITION, 4838 KILOMETERS FROM NEW TERMIGNONI EXHAUST, CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLE, THESE BIKES NEVER EVER COME UP FOR SALE BEYOND RARE AND EXCLUSIVE, DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY !!! BIKE NEEDS NOTHING READY TO RACE OR BLAST DOWN THE STREET   

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Though the rarity of this machine is off the charts, Magni's sons continue to design and fabricate Guzzi and MV-based bikes.  Bulletproof mechanicals and still-available special parts are a nice combination.  A new owner could take the Australia for track days or vintage races without undue worry.  Or set it up for DMV inspection and have a great Sunday...

-donn

Race Trim – 1994 Magni Australia
magni January 15, 2012 posted by

Magnificent Magni: 1994 Magni Australia

Magnificent Magni:  1994 Magni Australia (Moto Guzzi)

 

A couple of weeks ago I'd never heard of Magni and now I have a second chance to spend more money that I don't have on one of their gems.  Up for auction is 1994 Magni Australia with an assist on power from Moto Guzzi.

 

 

The MV Agusta like red and silver paint may not be a coincidence as Arturo Magni was an engineer for MV at the beginning of his career.  The Australia is actually a development out of a  bike Magni raced down under with great success.  Click here for the bikes specs (98 model) directly from Magni itself and keep clicking  as someone scanned an Australian test of the bike and posted it on a forum.  If you like what you see I also recommend doing a Google image search for "Magni Australia".  You will be rewarded with lots of pictures.

 

Just a little from the seller:

1994 MAGNI AUSTRALIA ,ULTRA RARE SUPER BIKE 4800 KILOMETERS FROM NEW ,MINT CONDTION ,NO ISSUES ,RUNS PERFECT ,ALL ORIGINAL ,4 VALVE MOTO GUZZI DAYTONA ENGINE ,FUEL INJECTION ,VERY FAST ,95 HP ,CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLE ,WE AT BUYERS EXPENSE CAN SHIP WORLDWIDE

 

At first glance I thought the Termignoni exhaust was not original but I've seen plenty of pictures with them on other Australia's.  Magni's can be made to order and it sounds like you can mix and match parts so I'd expect slight differences in each bike.

 

 

Nice and simple and race like from the top.  Although this picture does not show it, the Australia has Magni's unique Parallelogrammo rear suspension.

 

 

I came up empty on any solid numbers for a price of a Magni Australia.  The guess of $20,000 to $25,000 was popular tough.  Can any RSBFS readers give some insight here?  As of this writing the bike had hit $12,000 and the reserve had yet to be met.

Check out the auction here.

 

Here is a little treat for your eyes and ears from Japan

 

Ian