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Original Owner Moto Guzzi 850 Lemans

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.

1978 Moto Guzzi Lemans for sale on eBay

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

dc

5 Comments

  • That certainly is one of the cleanest Le Mans I’ve seen- beautiful!

  • Thanks for posting this beautiful bike. As someone who remembers when these were brand new I am surprised at the lack of reply’s to this post, if this was a two stroke 250 or a RC30 there would be plenty of replies. However it just goes to show not everyone else loves these as much as I do .

  • This is one of the finest Moto Guzzi Le Mans I’ve seen for sale. It has very sensible upgrades which can only improve it for the auction winner. I would definitely bid on this but I have one in my garage.

  • Yes these are great classics to actually ride and enjoy. Parts are readily available, they’re pretty reliable (tractor technology!), have enough motor and handle really well. I’m surprised these haven’t risen in value similar to vintage Ducatis but maybe the fact that Guzzi is now the ‘heritage’ brand for Piaggio and no longer a sporting brand (don’t want to pull market share from Aprilia) is holding values of these classic sporting Guzzis down.

    This example looks really, really nice. I’d also be a bidder if I didn’t already have one in my garage.

  • eBay shows sold for $16,900.00 Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

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