Moto Guzzi MAGNI AUSTRALIA RENOVATION Barn find rare classic
Sale price: £8000 ≈ $9768 ≈ €9331 ≈ ₿0.578 btc
Item location: Grays, UK
Seller notes: RENOVATION PROJECT
|Engine (cc):||992 cc|
|Upgrades:||Special Exhaust/Slip on|
If you have stumbled upon this listing and are wondering what you are looking at. then this may not be for you. If however. you are excited to see one of these rare machines being offered for sale in England then read on.
First of all. a word about the pricing. When I started thinking about parting with the Magni I had a search around the internet and it would seem the last to be up for sale was around 2 years ago and bidding went up to £16. 00 and never met the reserve. others in the States have gone for over $20. 00. but again none in recent years and others have been exported to Japan. I have priced it at the minimum I would let it go. it has been stored in my heated workshop for over 15 years and I am happy to leave it there for another fifteen. This is a first series Magni Australia -the road legal race bike of the 90's-! This bike is one of approximately 55 first series Magni Australia units ever produced and has the chassis number MG20046. I don't know if that means it is 46 out of 55 machines. These bikes were hand built by Arturo Magni -former chief of MV Augusta Racing Division and responsible for 75 World championships- and make use of Moto Guzzi 8-valve power plants. This specific series is equipped with the unique. chrome molybdenum frame which was developed and produced by Arturo Magni himself and has no additional air inlets in the front fairing. It is one of the most sought after and hard to find bikes in the world. This machine was registered to the importers Three Cross Motorcycles on the 11th May 1994 and was passed to its private owner on 24th June 1995. I acquired the machine on the 23rd January 1997 and used it on the road for a couple of months. Around the same time I decided to go racing in the Sound of Thunder on Hondas new VTR1000-F. when the delivery of these was delayed. I decided to start the season on the Magni. I continued to use it for 1997 and into 1998. when halfway through that season I high sided at the Mallory bus stop chicane on cold slicks. breaking my ankle. It has sat in my workshop ever since.
Thankfully I had removed the road fairing and lights. but it did take the side out of the cylinder head (pictured). scuffed the other cam cover and put a dent in the tank and cracked the seat unit. these are still available new on eBay. The rest of the motorcycle received varying degrees of scuffs and scrapes. This machine would benefit from a full restoration and despite it being stored for all those years all the boxes of bit were where I left them and I'm sure everything is there ready to be bolted back during restoration. There are two carbon fiber rear huggers and the standard airbox and silencers are there. the Speedo shows 9. 75 KMs and the V5 shows two registered keepers. I believe it had a stage 2 tuning kit fitted at some time and I fitted a new clutch early 1998 as the torque of the engine sheared the rivets holding the friction material. You are welcome to come and view the bike.