FS: 2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans – ZGUKTC0083M111200 – 10,878 mi – $4995.00
This is a gorgeous locally owned and ridden Guzzi. All original condition, new tires and 10K service April 2017. No damage, clean WA title, owners manual, 2 keys and tool kit all included. Purchased and serviced at the legendary Moto International. *Going through service history it was discovered that original speedo was replaced at 7700 miles under factory warranty coverage period. Current mileage is just over 10K which makes more sense.
Here’s what some of the press said about this model back in 2003:
Concept & Transformation
The name Le Mans harks back to the brand’s seventies sport bike, named for the legendary racetrack west of Paris. Insiders know it as the Le Mans I. Originally developed from Moto Guzzi’s successful endurance racers, the red-and-black beauty (available later in silver/black) arrived as an almost perfect, all-round sport bike. The seating position was still comfortable enough for taking longer trips, and the low-maintenance shaft drive was one detail that touring people highly appreciated. On the other hand, you also could use the Le Mans as a sportbike on curvy back roads
With Brembo Gold Series brakes, 180/55 17″ rear tire, improved power and torque make this the most powerful version of this direct descendent of the original Guzzi 850 and 1000 Le Mans bikes that once dominated endurance racing.
According to their heritage, Moto Guzzi chose to use many parts from the rest of the model range. The Le Mans engine originated from the standard T3, but got hopped up by high-compression pistons, bigger valves, and 36mm carbs with open bell mouths (70hp @ 7300rpm). Also, the black painted “banana” exhaust added to the performance and featured the typical kink in the middle, which lifts the ends of the mufflers for better ground clearance. Seat, tank, and side covers, with a different paint scheme, were taken from the fast 750S3. The frame was reinforced for best results in hard riding conditions. But overall, the technology of the reliable V2 engine, a two-plate dry clutch, shaft drive and Guzzi’s integrated brake system closely resembled other Guzzi models.
Like its predecessor from the seventies the current Le Mans is a great all-round bike that gives its rider a lot of pleasure. The engine has scads of character and is strong enough to take two passengers and their luggage over longer distances. The chassis has reached a satisfying stage in terms of stability and handling. Overall, the Guzzi turns out as a classically styled motorcycle that combines the right mix of high tech and heritage
Financing available O.A.C. – Credits cards accepted, documentation fee $150.00 (negotiable)
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