Moto Guzzi 850 le mans mk2
Price: £3 637 ≈ $4459 ≈ €4118
Item location: Shipley, UK
UP FOR SALE IS A DELIGHTFUL MOTO GUZZI 850 LE MANS 2
AMAZING CONDITION THROUGHOUT
Basically the same motorcycle to the original Le Mans. except Moto Guzzi changed the fairing from a small 'bikini' fairing to a larger. more angular one in keeping with emerging fashion trends of the period with incorporated indicators and with two small frame mounted fairings similar to those of the 1000cc SP model. The fairing had been tested in Moto Guzzi's own dedicated wind tunnel. which had stood dormant for many years but had been used originally to test race bike fairings in the 1950s. The new nose fairing had a rectangular headlight. rather than the round headlight of the original. Other changes included addition of Nigusil instead of the iron bore cylinders used on earlier mkI's. It also had improved air assisted front suspension. The brake calipers on the front wheel were mounted behind the forks. whereas they had been mounted on the front on Le Mans Mark I. The problematic single seat of earlier models was also replaced with an improved saddle now capable of accommodating a pillion.
Improvements included a revised instrument cluster derived from the 1000cc SP model. however the new dash used an integrated circuit board which was in itself problematic. Brakes were still linked with the hand lever operating the front right caliper and the foot brake operating the front left and rear caliper.