Advertised as original owner and garage kept for 44 years, this is a stunning MK1 Lemans — it looks restored but has somehow covered nearly 30k miles. While there are other iterations that came later with incremental improvements, the early MK1 with the round headlight is the best looking and archetypal for collectors.
from the seller:
1978 Moto Guzzi 850 Lemans original one owner bike. Beautifully maintained and restored. Collector example.
Owner purchased bike new in November 1978 . Runs strong and has only 29,719 miles . Owner restored bike in the mid 1990’s .
Motorcycle has been garage kept for 44 years. Motorcycle has matching engine and frame numbers.
Motorcycle runs and idles great. Sounds fantastic especially when revved over 4k . Everything works. No electrical problems. Both front and rear brakes work great, has factory linked braking system.
Came from Moto Guzzi factory with velocity stacks on Del Orto pumper carbs . But owner has always ran the bike with K&N air filters fitted. Factory velocity stacks are included with bike.
Bike has the following upgrades, additions and modifications on it.
Alloy endurance timing gears
Bub Ent. Racing exhaust system
Rear Koni shocks (correct for time period)
Stainless steel brake hoses front and rear
VDO oil pressure gauge
Dyna III electronic ignition and 35kv Dyna coils
Telefix fork brace
Stainless steel oil lines