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1981 Moto Guzzi CX100 With Raceco Motor for Sale

1981 Moto Guzzi CX100 L Front

It seems like Moto Guzzis are the big-block Chevys of the vintage motorcycle world.  People always seem to be dropping bigger pistons into the motors and making them into thundering but reliable sportbikes that can also eat up the miles.  The CX100 isn’t quite classic yet, and this is the perfect example of a hot rod Guzzi you can pick up for a surprisingly small sum, considering the work that’s gone into it.

1981 Moto Guzzi CX100 Engine Detail

Although it’s basically a restyled LeMans I, one of the most iconic Guzzis of the modern era, the angular, 1980’s origami-style fairings and bodywork are just now beginning to be seen as stylish, not simply overwrought.  These Guzzi’s, along with classics like the original Katana, are becoming much more desirable.  The CX’s used to be prime candidates for LeMans I clones, but they’re rapidly becoming classics in their own right and deserve to be left original

1981 Moto Guzzi CX100 Dash

If you can get through the original ALL CAPS LISTING on eBay: 1981 Moto Guzzi CX100 for Sale

NO RESERVE. 1981 MOTO GUZZI LEMANS CX100 HAS 12182 ORIGINAL MILES ON THE BIKE. THE ENGINE WAS SENT TO RACECO AND HAD EVERYTHING DONE TO IT THE LIST IS HUGE SO READ CAREFULLY.ONLY 1 MILE ON ENGINE. 2 PLUG HEADS BIGGER VALVES DYNA IGNITION SYSTEM, ALLOY TIMING GEARS, FLYWHEEL LIGHTEND, CARRILLO RODS, 90MM NIKASIL CYLINDERS WITH WIESCO PISTONS, VALVE SPRINGS ,CAM, PUSH RODS ALL RACECO. BIGGER OIL PAN WITH FILTER, 9.8 COMPRESSION RATIO RUNS ON PREMIUM GAS.ALSO HAS KONI SHOCKS IN THE REAR, CUSTOM MADE CORBIN SEAT. RIMS ALL POWDER COATED AS WELL AS THE LOWER FORK LEGS BEATIFUL. PAINT IS FLAWLESS. BRAKES ALL HAVE CUSTOM LINES AND NUTS. BUB HEADERS AND CONTI MUFFLERS. BIGGER DELLORTO CARBS WITH VELOCITY STACKS. THIS BIKE MEANS BUSINESS IT IS VERY FAST AND SOUNDS LIKE A V8 WITH A SUPERCHARGER. 100HP REAR WHEEL ON DYNO. YOU MAY NEVER HAVE A CHANCE TO GET ANOTHER BIKE LIKE THIS IN THIS CONDITION. 

You’re getting a pretty good bang for your buck here with a motor fully built by Raceco: timing gears, Wiseco pistons, Carrillo rods, and more.  If it’s really making the claimed 100hp at the rear wheel, I’m sure it’s a real beast to ride.  I’d prefer a bit less red on bits like the fork legs and wheels, but this is a great machine for what looks like will be a bargain price: bidding is up to about $5,800 with very little time left.  Not a fan of the styling? Yank it off, stick on a MotoGadget multifunction gauge and a round headlight.  But save that stuff: you may want it when it’s time to sell…

-tad

1981 Moto Guzzi CX100 R Rear

1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000/CX100 for Sale

In 1978, Moto Guzzi decided to update the two-year old Le Mans.  Known as the “Le Mans II” in most of the world, the updated machine was called the “CX100” in the United States.

It was largely a cosmetic update that found the spare, café-racer styling of the original Le Mans replaced by a big, angular fairing with built-in turn signals and aerodynamic side panels designed in Guzzi’s own wind tunnel to produce genuine downforce.  Behind the fairing was a huge, rubberized dash [safety feature!] with comprehensive instrumentation, including a clock and voltmeter.

In addition to the plastics and dashboard, there were minor updates to the seat, suspension and other bits, including the a hydraulic steering damper to replace the earlier friction-damper unit.

The European bikes were powered by a virtually unchanged 850cc mill, but the CX100 used a 949cc powerplant found in the more touring-oriented bikes of the Guzzi range.  Despite the difference in displacement, they were endowed with very comperable overall performance: the 850 came in a higher state of tune, the 1000 with greater displacement but smaller valves, so they made very similar power but delivered it in different ways.

The CX’s are beginning to find their value but they have often, as is the case here, been stripped to create Le Mans Mark I replicas.

Royal blue was an option for paint on the CX, so this may be the original color, although it no longer has the original bodywork: the huge, origami fairing has been replaced with the original Le Mans pieces for an un-original, but arguably more pleasing look.

The original eBay listing can be found here:

1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000/CX100 for Sale

With three days to go as of this writing, the bidding is up to a mere $3,600.00, although the reserve has understandably not been met.  This is a very classy bike you could ride every day, and one I’d gladly spend my own money on.

-tad