Moto Guzzi Motorcycle?

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Moto Guzzi Nevada 350

Moto Guzzi Motorcycle?

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Selling a Guzzi is a timely thing. It is not a popular make, but those who have had experience with them usually become die-hard fans, so if someone wants it, they will expect to pay a reasonable price for it.

Like other bikes, you have to have it up for sale at a time when someone is looking for one, but if you bought it, you must have some interest in motorcycles. If so, why not keep it, and ride it?

I never rode a V50, but I have thoroughly enjoyed larger models (700, 750, 850, 1100) The V50 is downscaled from the larger machines, and its reputation is that it is a beautiful performer.

Guzzis are delightful machines, each size having its own character. I put a lot of miles on mine. the first being a 1970 V7, which was a year old when I bought it, and I kept it for fifteen years. I rode it year-round, so it went through anything and everything you could put a bike through, from deep mud, gravel, ice, snow and endless highways. Virtually indestructible.

I never got an Iron Butt award, but have approached 1000 miles in one day more than once, and the bike saw me get off tired, but otherwise fine after a highly enjoyable day.

1978 may have been the best year for the V50, which, like the others, is a shaft-drive, and is VERY dependable and comfortable to ride.

Guzzis all come with a big plus: a very low centre of gravity.

You can sit on a Guzzi at stoplights, and seldom think about putting your feet down. Guzzis have superb balance!

The V50 is 500cc, and lightweight, (about 350 pounds) and easy to flick around. It can be great fun to ride on twisty roads. Unless you are going to REALLY push the bike hard you should find it forgiving and stable.

Moto Guzzi Nevada 350

Handling can be considerably improved by mounting modern tires, and when you do, be sure to buy good ones, not cheap, black, things. The tires available today are considerably better than the ones available when your machine was built.

Check your tire sidewalls for the dates of manufacture, and, if you can, ask about how the bike was stored, as storage makes a huge difference in tire aging. Bike tires get hard quickly and even though they may look good, as they age and harden they offer poor grip on the road.

A general rule to go by is that, if a tire has been stored indoors it may be good for five years and be OK to ride, but one that is parked in the sun will be almost dead in two years and must be replaced, no matter how good it looks.

Good luck with your new ride!

Asker’s rating comment

Clearly the best answer, thanks for all the information that I wouldn’t have even thought to ask. 5 stars And yup I’m gonna be keeping it!

Moto Guzzi Nevada 350
Moto Guzzi Nevada 350
Moto Guzzi Nevada 350

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