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.
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
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…