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For sale Moto Guzzi V50 III (1981)



Moto Guzzi V50 III for sale

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 with small production capacity until 1979,

and with full capacity after that. 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.
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 1981 model with a very distinct color, brown, the only one from V50III's palette that was exclusive to that model (red, blue etc were common with other Guzzis). This particular had 2 previous owners, both Guzzi enthousiasts, who each kept it many years. It was always well taken care of and reliable, and passed to present owner in 2004. He, having a good taste and being eager, renovated it and as a professional in the field emphasized in engine and peripherals smooth operation. Brake master cylinders, exhausts, switches, indicators, saddle etc arrived from the bike's home country in a considerably costly parts order. When fitted and color was refreshed, it was evident that the bike could work trouble free for another 30 years, and was shown in the rides with the relevant club, where it travelled with the newer and bigger bikes average speeds without any problem.
It is a little jewel which has been continuously serviced for 32 years and today can easily play any role requested: comfortable commuter, touring, outings, a place in a collection, classic rallying or anything else that one can think.
It has public state number plates and can readily issue historic vehicle ones, classed A3 (possibly A2) with a cost of EURO 145.

Price €2,700


Moto Guzzi V50 III
Year of manufacture 1983
Body maker Moto Guzzi
Manufactured 8,889
Engine V 90 air cooled
Capacity 500
Cylinders 2
Max power 45 DIN / 7500
Fuel system 2 carburators (Dellorto 28)
Brakes 2x 260mm disks front-1x235 disk rear / integral braking
Drive Bevel drive
Gearbox 5 gears
Color Brown met.
Fuel capacity (litres) 16.5
Weight 152
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