1978 Moto Guzzi Lemans 850 MKII
There is an old joke about Moto Guzzi riders talking about sagging BMW riders. This 1978 Moto Guzzi MkII LeMan is one such motorcycle which would excite a lot of riders. A lot of work has been done to it, and maybe a unique fairing as well.
From the seller
BUB Deep sump with outside spin on oil filter
BUB Conti replica mufflers, sound is awesome
K&N Air filters
Tarrozzi fork brace
Wesco Gell battery
Agostini full fairing
Agostini rear sets (actually more comfortable than the original set up)
Everything safety wired
Ultra bright Caribe dual headlights with Hi/Low and pilot bulbs
The first of the LeMans first showed up in 1975 as a 750cc V Sport and was a success on the track as off. Moto Guzzi increased the displacement to 850 by the MKII, and continued to 1000cc. The LeMans name continues today and takes its styling from the Guzzi from the 1970’s. This 850 LeMans has 844cc of 90 degree V-Twin sitting across the frame like no other V-Twin. Two 36mm VHB fill 10.2:1 CR cylinders to generate 81hp at 7600 rpm. An interesting feature offered for the MKII was that the foot brake would activate one of the front two calipers, as well as the rear brake.
More from the seller
Purchased several years ago from previous owner after a total rebuild including paint and most of the upgrades you see on the bike now. I added the fork brace, the seat, Metzlers, the billet head guards, and the mufflers – everything else was done by previous owner and is very nicely done….Only routine maintenance has been required in the time I’ve owned it (oil changes, filters, carb seals/ O rings, & battery) Turn signals were added to comply with State safety inspection requirements but could be removed without compromising the bike – the front signals are mounted on drilled out fairing mounting bolts so no extra holes in the fairing, the rear signals just bolt on
The MkII was known for its small bikini fairing which was developed about the same time as the R90S from BMW. The fairing offered on this 1978 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans, which the seller is calling an Agustini Full Fairing, is a great deal more then just a bikini. But it looks great. I am a fan of a full fairing on a Classic Motorcycle, and the added bonus of Twin headlights ala Endurance racing is well worth the price of admission.BB