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Moto Guzzi Lemans Replica

Moto Guzzi LeMans Replica

photo credit: to come. Image thanks: Stephen Troupe.

photo credit: to come. Image thanks: Stephen Troupe.

The Guzzi Turning Point. 

"Moto Guzzi, the longest-existing European motorcycle manufacturer lives forever in the shadow of arguably their greatest creation, the 850 Lemans."
Day Ride Rate: 45 points. Available for two-day rides.

Moto Guzzi has built bikes for decades around its 90 degree longtitudinal powerplant in various displacements. The sound of these twins is distinct and makes a Guzzi what it is. The shaft drive, an arrangement that Guzzi and BMW share, gives these bikes a characteristic lift of the rear end under acceleration. The great balance of a 90 degree Vee means no countershaft is needed, and gives the bike a tendency to rotate to the right when the throttle is blipped (something it shares with the BMW). 

Our goal is to either bring an original LeMans into the roster, or to build a really good replica around a period powertrain and engine, with authentic or upgraded front end and classic bodywork. Update: we've found a candidate!