1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Cafe Racer for Sale

1975 Moto Guzzi T Cafe Front

If you’re looking to collect a sporty Guzzi big twin, the V7 Sports and LeMans are the ones to have.  If you’re on a budget, aren’t concerned about originality, don’t mind scouring eBay, and are handy, you can have a great, usable machine you won’t be afraid to thrash for much less…

1975 Moto Guzzi T Cafe R Side

The Lino Tonti-framed Guzzis have been in nearly continuous production since the V7 Sport, and all of the late 70’s bikes make great foundations for replicas and customs, with a wide variety of sporting parts available: Tommaselli clip-ons, replacement V7 and LeMans tanks, rearsets, LaFranconi mufflers, Agostini gears to replace the timing chain, bigger pistons…

This one’s just had most of the heavy lifting done for you.  Just maybe needs a coat of professional paint, a MotoGadget gauge to replace the clunky stockers, some detail work, and someone to ride it.

1975 Moto Guzzi T Cafe Dash

The original eBay listing includes a long list of parts and work that has been done: 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Cafe Racer for Sale

I’m the 2nd owner of this bike, it was purchased new in 1976 at Drager’s Seattle, WA.

  • Agostini rear-sets
  • Tommaselli adjustable clip-ons
  • V7 Sport fuel tank, with new petcocks from MG Cycle. 
  • shaved and polished triple tree
  • polished aluminum headlight mounts
  • Fiberglass cafe seat from “Glass From The Past”
  • Carbs just rebuilt and synced, aluminum velocity stacks
  • Recent brakes and adjusted
  • Braile carbon fiber battery
  • Renthal grips
  • Chrome fin guards from MG Cycle
  • Fresh oil change and filter
  • Engine compression tested, very good!
  • Avon venom tires, plenty of tread still on them
  • Recent fork seals and dust caps
  • Cat eye taillight and plate holder, upgraded turn signals(one came loose, gorilla taped it) stock headlight
  • Bub exhaust 
  • Lowered stock gauges(the tack has a cracked lens, but works fine)
  • Shortened stock front fender
  • NGK steering damper
  • Lots of other little stuff fixed and new

This is exactly the sort of thing I’m planning to do someday: find a nice 1970’s T, slap on a nice V7 Sport or LeMans tank, and cafe it up!  Mine would have the later twin-disc front end, have slash-cut mufflers, a dual seat, and Aston Martin green paint on the tank, but otherwise this is the look I love for old Guzzis.

1975 Moto Guzzi T Cafe Engine Close

Bidding is at about $3,700 with four days left and the reserve not yet met.  This would make a great rider as-is or be the perfect basis for a really classy vintage machine like the ones from Kaffeemaschine or Officine Rosso Puro.  I’m not sure where the seller has the reserve set, but if you’re in the market for something that offers lantern-jawed good looks, easy parts availability, and usability, keep an eye on this one.

-tad

1975 Moto Guzzi T Cafe Steering Damper

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