A rare Moto Guzzi Daytona RS on eBay!
Bike: 1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
Location: Foley, Alabama
Price: $9,000 opening bid with reserve and $13,000 BIN.
The seller states that this bike is museum quality with the majority of the 6,200 miles put on by them. The bike is cosmetically and mechanically perfect with a recent major service including valve service, fluid flush, and new Michelin Pilot Power's. The pictures reflect the claims and this bike looks fantastic. The seller states that the only modifications from stock are a FI re-programming and polished head guards.
The 1997 Daytona RS is a continuation of the 1996 model which featured the 1100cc motor and chassis tweaks compared to the earlier RS'. This bike has a claimed output of 102bhp with 71lb-ft of torque which results in a top speed of 145mph. The suspension is comprised of WP suspension with Brembo brakes.
The Daytona--and 1100 Sport--is easily my favorite road going Moto Guzzi. It may be because I'm younger and these came out in my formative years but, I still find these dead sexy compared to what is usually released from Lombardy. I imagine the odd V-Twin and shaft drive was never attractive to anyone who wasn't a Moto Guzzi fan already--making it difficult to convert new buyers. If you think 900SS Ducati's are too prevalent, I'd absolutely consider one of these gorgeous machines.
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