78 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans discussion forum:
|Le Mans Lunatic said 2002-05-22 09:55|
My first experience with the 850 Le Mans was as a 10-year old. My best friends sister was seeing a motorcycle gang leader in the late 70`s & I was offered a pillion ride. It blew me away & I have always wanted one since. I bought my 850 Le Mans (Mk1) last year & it still stirs that same excitement that I felt as a young dude. The torque on these things is amazing, you would not think that the bike is over 20 years old. It handles very well & the sound of the pipes are out of this world. My only real gripe is the Italian electrics, Moto-Guzzi really could have spent more time on the electronics. I was recently cursing them after riding through a downpour & she died. I had to wait beside the road for over an hour while the electrics dried out, but a small price to pay to ride a work of art.... My advice, GET ONE NOW!!!!
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