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For sale Moto Guzzi V50 II (1979)



For sale Moto Guzzi V50 II (1979)

The V50 in General

When De Tomaso took over Moto Guzzi in 1973, he brought over his own views on how the firm should act in order to avoid the financial dead end. Noticing that the previous management was stuck in producing only big twins with increased manufacturing cost, he instructs Lino Tonti (the firm's very capable chief engineer) to develop and produce smaller capacity twinsin order to cover that gap in the market, emphasizing in reducing costs through new production methods and automations, available at the Innocenti factory, also owned by the group.

This way, the V50 emerged in 1975, the V50 II in 1977, both models with small production capacity, and in 1979 the V50 III with full capacity. Despite the split crankcase, gearbox mounted swingarm, heron type combustion chamber etc, costs were not low enough to match the competition from Far East, therefore although its handling, brakes, low weight, reliability were positively received, it didn't achieve the sales volume intended. In 1981 the Monza version was launched, with body similar to the bigger Le Mans of the era.

Today it is one of the easiest to use, timeless and economical choices for entering the classic Moto Guzzi world.

A few words about the motorcycle on sale

It is a 1978 model, and the previous owner gave it to the present one after a 12 year period of standstill, for restoration or spares donor. Restoration was of course preferred, and it started few months later. From Guzzi's colour range for this model, the factory red was selected (different from those of big block models).
After the restoration was complete, the bike has a charming appearance and fascinating operation, being very lively and pleasant on the road.

It is registered in Greece, and can radily be registered as classic bike.

The bike was sold to one of its 3 restorers, who was seduced by its colour, practicality and liveliness. By selling a bike to one of us we may not make a career as dealers (and we do not aim at it anyway), but we fare a lot better as restorers, enough for one of us to buy our bike.

Price €

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Moto Guzzi V50 ΙΙ
Year of manufacture 1979
Factory Moto Guzzi
Production run 7343
Engine V 90 air cooled
Capacity 500
Cylinders 2
Horsepower 48 DIN / 7600
Fuel system 2 carburators (Dellorto 28)
Brake system 2x 260mm disks front-1x235 disk rear / integral braking
Transmission Bevel drive (διαφορικο)
Gearbox 5 gears
Colour red
Fuel tank 16,5
Weight 152

FIVA / class No

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