2003 Moto Guzzi Ghezzi-Brian Folgore Supertwin
Price: $15 676 ≈ €14371 ≈ £12828
Item location: Alameda, California, US
|Model:||Ghezzi-Brian Folgore Supertwin|
Ghezzi & Brian was created in 1995 by Giuseppe Ghezzi and Bruno Saturno, They produced only 100 of these bikes and less than 25 of those were imported to the US. These extremely rare motorcycles never come up for sale.
This 2003 Ghezzi-Brian Folgore Supertwin is powered by an air-cooled Moto Guzzi 1,056cc V-twin mated to a five-speed transmission and features black bodywork over a red TIG-welded frame. Additional equipment includes OZ Racing wheels, Paioli and Öhlins suspension, dual front perimeter disc brakes, a carbon fiber rear fender, clip-ons, and a driveshaft as well as modifications such as Rizoma turn signals, a Dynojet Power Commander, and a Bub exhaust system. This Ghezzi-Brian is now offered with a Moto Guzzi owner's manual, spare parts, extra decals, and a clean California title in the seller's name.
Ghezzi-Brian reportedly built 100 examples of the Supertwin, which featured a steel spine frame with an internal airbox and a claimed dry weight of 427 pounds. Black bodywork on this example houses a 4.2-gallon fuel tank and a solo seat. Other details include red clip-on handlebars, rearset foot controls, a license bracket eliminator, and Rizoma LED turn signals. The seller notes stress marks in the paint near the mirror mounts and an abrasion in the carbon fiber rear fender.
Gold 17″ forged OZ Racing wheels wear replacement ZR-rated Michelin tires sized 120/60 front and 180/55 rear. Adjustable suspension comprises an inverted Paioli fork and a box-section swingarm connected to an Öhlins monoshock with a rising-rate linkage in a parallelogram arrangement. Braking is from dual 420mm perimeter rotors with four-piston calipers up front and a single conventional 220mm disc with a four-piston caliper in the rear.
Veglia instrumentation sits inside the front fairing and consists of a 270-km/h speedometer, a tachometer with an 8k-rpm redline, and a five-digit odometer showing 16k kilometers (~10k miles), 7,500 kilometers of which have been ridden by the seller.
The 1,064cc transverse Moto Guzzi V-twin was factory-rated at 91 horsepower with 72 lb-ft. of torque and featured alloy pushrods and a Weber Marelli electronic ignition system from the factory. Modifications include a Bub Sport exhaust system and a mapped Dynojet Power Commander III. An oil change was reportedly carried out at 14k kilometers. Power is transferred to the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission and a driveshaft.
A spare exhaust system, extra Ghezzi-Brian decals, a Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 owner's manual, and other documentation are included in the sale.
A walk-around and start-up video here: https://vimeo.com/448776846
Engine Type: 4 stroke, transverse 90° V-twin cylinder, light alloy push-rod, 2 valves per cylinder.
Displacement: 1064 cc / 64.9 cu-in
Bore X Stroke: 92 x 80 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Induction: Weber Marelli electronic injection system
Max Power: 76.5 kW / 104 hp @ 8250 rpm
Max Torque: 98 Nm / 72.2 lb-ft @ 6300 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Frame: T.I.G. welded ; rear progressive working swingarm.
Front Suspension: 50 mm Marzocchi inverted telescopic forks
Rear Suspension: Box-section steel swingarm with Öhlins shock and rising-rate link
Front Brakes: 2x 420mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 220mm disc 4 piston calipers
Front Tire: 120/60-17
Rear Tire: 180/55-17
Dry Weight: 192 kg / 423 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 16 Liters / 4.2 US gal
Registered into 2023