2001 Moto Guzzi Rosso Mandello V11: 1 OF 300
No matter what you think of Moto Guzzi, you have to admit it would sound cool to tell someone you own a Rosso Mandello V11. Sounds a lot more exotic than a CBR600 doesn't it? Now I know this bike doesn't fit everyone's definition of sport bike but with the growing popularity of naked bikes I think it is more relevant now than it was back in 2001. I'm a fan of anything you don't see everyday and I think these fit the bill.
The Rosso limited edition was apparently differentiated by the paint color and a carbon fiber cafe screen and front fender. I can't claim to have ever ridden one but while looking up info on this bike I came across a really nice review of it. It looks like the original MSRP's on these bikes was close to $14,000. This bike has just under 11,000 miles on it. Hmmmm, a limited edition bike, original price of $14,000, low miles and a buy it now price of $6,500. I would think that would draw a little interest.
Here she is:
Here are the auction details:
#111 of 300 in the WorldThe Rosso is Guzzi's 80th anniversary motorcycle. There were 300 built and each one had its production number displayed on the side covers. This is bike #111 and is one of 83 that was imported to the US.
The Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport Rosso Mandello Limited Edition is a 4 stroke, Naked Bike bike with a Air cooled 1100 cc, 2 valve engine. 91 horsepower and 95 foot pounds of torque. Mistral exhaust (the Mistral cans were imported directly from Italy for the bike and have a very deep sound compared the stock pipes. The stock pipes are available with the purchase of the bike). This motorcycle is in excellent condition and needs nothing. 10,950 miles.
I think you could sum this bike up by saying this is a bike that appeals to those who just like something a little different. .
Here is a walk around of one with some different mufflers. Moto Guzzi's sure have a unique sound.