Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans

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Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans

Paolo Martin was born on May 7, in Turin. After a technical he began his career in 1961 in the Technico of the famous car designer Michelotti. During five he taught design, modeling and

In 1966 he moved from to the  studio of Nuccio and then after only one in 1967, starting as head of the department at Pininfarina. Here he design his main automotive He designs are omong others the BMC 1800 (1967). This was an study model that can be the inspiration for the designers of the Rover the Lancia Beta, the Citroen CX, and Alfa Romeo Alfasud and GS.

With the design of the Fiat 130 (1970), which receives a of Pininfarina’s design magazine Auto, Paolo Martin put major design trend for the ten years. The design gets everywhere and looks modern and up to the

He is responsible for the design of production like the Peugeot 104/104 Z the Rolls Royce Camargue and Lancia Beta Monte (1970). But also famous as the Ferrari Modulo (1967) and the NSU Pininfarina (1971). The Ferrari was a concept car, designed by Martin in 1976 and produced in

It was originally shown at the Geneva Show in 1970 in black and repainted white and displayed at the Turin Motor Show and the Osaka World Fair. The was not intended to be a racing prototype but as a styling exercise and research which abandoned traditional and construction techniques in favor of ideas. It amazed the public at the and it earned 22 international design

From 1973-1976 he was employed by the Tomaso. Those years Guzzi belonged to the Tomaso In this position Paolo designed cars for Ghia and for Moto Guzzi and Benelli.

In he sketches the design for the most motorcycle of the Moto Guzzi i.e. the 850 Le Mans.

In 1976 he a career as independent industrial and is involved in various projects of car Fiat, Nissan and Subaru and motorcycles companies Piaggio and He also designed boats and home and office accessoires.

The of a legend.

Moto Guzzi 850 Le was presented at the Milan motor in November 1975. The model was an of the V7 sport, with the frame by Lino Tonti. He was particularly in the motorsport and redisegned the engine review board was now up to 850 cc and had much power than its predecessors. For the of this masterpiece signed Martin.

The Le Mans would be an illustrious show that in many from 1976-1992 remained in The first series is today the largest style icon in the of Moto Guzzi.

Model of the 850 Le Mans

The development of the 850 Le Mans parallel with the introduction of the V7 in 1971. Lino Tonti from the 700 engine a 844 cc versions, for factory racers in the over 700 cc The name is derived from successes of the early prototypes at the Le circuit in France.

The 850 Le Mans is the descendant of the 1972 factory at the Bol D’Or race. They driven by the famous brothers and Vittorio Erambilla and the team The 850 cc Bol D’Or Guzzi factory of 1972 left en deep The team was personally coached by the Lino Tonti.

  The famous long-distance race on the Bugani in Le Mans was not the victory they for, but until bad luck with accidents and gear the Guzzi’s were on first the first 20 of the 24 hours. Eventually finished in third and sixth

After four years of the 850 Le Mans in 1975 was ready for to the press and public. The frame start at VE11111 and run through to VE But it is not certain that all intermediate numbers were actually

According Ian Fallon in his book Guzzi Sport and Le Mans were in 1975 219 units and in 1976 695 units in 1976, of 84 were exported to the USA. brings the total production of 914 of the 850 Le Mans of the first series.

The produced  a respectable 80 hp. The valves had a size and higher lift with the 750 S3 and piston were to allow a higher compression of 10,2:1. Another change was the use of a flywheel.

The larger 36 mm carburetors accelerator pump rubber were now attached to the intake and with open cups. The were black. For the Le Mans alloy wheels Le Mans designed. The sadle was a 1.5 seater, by Gaman, and made from a foam rubber.

The engine was in red and later in ice blue metallic.

The Le is equipped with integrated system, introduced in 1975 on the 750 S3. By the foot brake oil pressure is for 70% of braking force to the left disc brake and the other 30 % to the disc. The benefits were

Rebound of the fork legs braking was minimal and the motorcylce was slightly forced upright braking in a curve. Also the new system made its contribution to locking the front wheels making an emergency stop. The awarded for this novelty two years of observation Moto in 1977 a safety prize.

Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans

the series designation of the 850 Le Mans is some confusion. That is and partly due to the naming of the following updates. The 850 Le Mans of the first was built in 1975 and 1976. In 1976, the model was revised.

The between first and second 850 Le Mans were not that in the second series were the with a mesh grille, the rear fender was replaced by a and the rearlight was a square in stead of an specimen. The speedo and rev counter a placed in a plastic housing and the counter in the later series had a day The chrome Tomasselli gasgreep gave way to a black one. The was replaced by a 2 persons.

Finally, the of the forks changed from to black. For model year the 850 Le Mans was revisited. With from the wind tunnel, a new angled cockpit developed.

The bells party was significantly and there were some changes. Moto Guzzi this model the 850 Le Mans II. See as the of the confusion.

The second series 850 Le is still sometimes confused the 850 Le Mans II.


At the launch, the 850 Le was one of the most expensive production on the market, only surpassed by the MV 750S and almost twice the of a Japanese 750cc motorcycle. In introduced Ducati its main the 900 SS. Compared with the competitors the 850 Le had clearly a very personal and looks.

This motorcycle has an position in the motorcycle history.

On motorcycle, a 850 Le Mans from the series

This motorcycle was in 1976 and was bought in Italy in and imported by Teo Lamers from Teo Lamers was the owner of the largest Guzzi dealer in Europe. his interest in Guzzi’s classics he from Italy along new those classic motorcycles. found in the Netherlands and abroad new

The motorcycle was is still in very original condition. At that only the original saddle was by an non-original two-seater saddle. It is that the 850 Le Mans of the first had a foam saddle  produced by that quickly tore. to Moto Guzzi ‘Guru’ de Gier the factory replaced the under warranty.

The factory offered a durable — leatherette covered saddle. Fortunately Ivar are saddle and saddle so this be mounted on the motorcycle. The bike is now restored and rebuilt using of new parts. The exhausts, and all rubbers, cables, replace the carburetor and new lighting.

Frame and tank and were resprayed. An additional was later performed Nijmegen TLM and others the cross joint was The engine is now in original condition the exception of the addition of crash mounted on the cylinders and a chrome with mounting point the shock and the signal lights, a taken from the direct of the 850 Le Mans the 750 S3.

Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans
Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans
Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans
Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans

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