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For sale Moto Guzzi V50 Monza (1981)


For sale Moto Guzzi V50 Monza (1981)


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. 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 1981 model, and came into present owner's posession following a peculiar course: when the previous owner started preparing the bike for viewing after few years of without usage, the combination of fuel leakage and sparks from direct electric supply at the starter motor caused a fire at the bike's central part, which fortunately didn't expand in the rest of the bike.
It was bought in this condition, and its restoration started whith disassembling and detailed recording of necessary parts and works. Few months later, and after parts had been gathered, restoration continued with in depth renovation, repairing and replacement (sandblasting, electrostatic coating etc). Metallic silver was chosen from Guzzi's range for this model, being the most rare and just as beautifull as the other 2 colours.

After the restoration's completion, the bike is impressive.
It has excellent appearance and function, and plentifully gives its rider all the merits of this model.
Addittionally, it has the period aftermarket
Marzocchi front fork, with the respective upper and lower plates.

It can readily receive classic numberplates (class A3). 

Price *

*including registration cost under the new owner's name and classic numberplates.

1 As found engine
2 As found whole bike
3 Engine frame
4 Engine lower frame assembled
5 Engine whole frame assembled
6 half assembled left side
7 half assembled right side
8 final right side
9 final right side
A10 final 3 4
A11 instruments
A12 front fairing

Moto Guzzi V50 Monza
Year of manufacture 1981
Factory Moto Guzzi
Production run 4.154
Engine V 90 air cooled
Capacity 500
Cylinders 2
Horsepower 48 DIN / 7600
Fuel supply 2 carburators (Dellorto 28)
Braking 2x 260mm disks front-1x235 disk rear / integral braking
Transmission Bevel drive (διαφορικο)
Gearbox 5 gears
Colour Silver met. (ασημί)
Fuel tank 16
Weight 160
Particular characteristics Marzocchi front fork (period aftermarket)
FIVA card / class No

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