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Moto Guzzi 850 T3

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They say there’s a … for saddle, but Moto Guzzi made a saddle for every with the 850 T-3. What’s poison? Long distance Check. Stripped-down standard? All out superbike? Check. The 850 T-3 had a little for everyone.

Originally introduced as the Guzzi 850 T, the T-3 came on line in The T in the name stood for Turismo, hinted at its long-distance capabilities. The 3 the major improvement for 1975: the triple-disc braking system Brembo. Though many derided it, Moto Guzzi was of the T-3’s linked brakes.

Step on the rear brake and the right front caliper squeeze the pads lightly on the front disc. The rider experience full braking on the disc, but it was noticeable enough. To full braking, the rider had to the front brake lever.

braking system was one of the first in and it came directly from the Guzzi Convert from The Convert was essentially the same as the T-3, but it featured an automatic which meant that about everybody stayed from it in droves. The 850 T-3 was a much seller, and the triple-disc system was for it.

Aside from that, the 850 T-3 was essentially the same motorcycle as the 850 T arrived in 1971, which replace the company’s long-standing frame models that the V7, the Eldorado and the Ambassador. Moto Chief Engineer Lino not only reworked the frame triangular gusset, flat tubular steel cradle would carry his name for the 20 years), but he also re-engineered Guzzi’s tried and true engine from a heavy mill to an 844cc sporting

While the attention went to the derivatives like the 850 Le Mans, the T and the T-3 the big sellers. Lino Tonti a chassis that simply for all types of motorcycling. Moving the to a position in the front of the engine, was able to keep the rider low on the dropping the center of gravity

Unlike most motorcycles of the era cradled the engine in a loop the engine became a stressed of the chassis and added to its legendary

Moto Guzzi 850 California

Moto Guzzi 850 T-3s huge sellers in the United especially, a country of riders who long-legged touring bikes. to the successful Kawasaki KZ900 and Police specials (made in the 1970s on the TV show ChiPs ), the Highway Patrol was astride Guzzi 850 T-3s, which their reliability as touring

Today, 850 T-3s are among the affordable Italian bikes in the motorcycle market. For decades, Guzzi has kept a considerable of parts for these motorcycles, so the odd Nikasil-plated cylinder is a simple call away.

Don’t be by their cheap initial though. Restoring a motorcycle this, especially with a dollar, can be an expensive proposition. The you’ll buy will be priced in and the current exchange rate is in Italy’s favor.

A good, rideable T-3 can be purchased for between $2,000 and $3,000 author once paid for one that needed a valve with fully restored selling for between $6,000 and depending upon the model and of equipment. Ricky Lynn restored the example shown a 1975 T-3, after it a year ago. Ricky the engine down to the crank and it with low-mileage cylinders and

The heads were rebuilt new guides and valves by Dr. Todd of Colorado.

This article originally in the August, 2008 issue of Motor News.

Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California
Moto Guzzi 850 California


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