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The Moto Guzzi Sport and Le Bible

The Moto V7 Sport and Le Mans are iconic motorcycles of the 1970s and 1980s. were amongst the first to combine Italian style, and performance. After struggling to during the 1960s, Lino was given the opportunity to create the V7 Telaio Rosso, in 1971. was so successful that Moto again began to concentrate on sporting motorcycles.

When de Tomaso acquired the company the for Moto Guzzi twins bleak until the 850 Le Mans was in 1975. Like the V7 Sport, the Le was a class leading sporting and continued into production the 1980s.

After the Le Mans II of Le Mans III of 1980, the Le Mans IV of and the Le Mans V of 1988, although no a cutting edge sports the final Le Mans successfully to combine traditional attributes modern conveniences. Covering the 1971-1993 and all models (V7 Sport, 750S3, 850 Le Mans, 850 Le Mans II, 850 Le III, 1000 Le Mans IV, Le Mans V) and with description of development year by year, production data and 160 photos, is a highly informative book and an Bible for enthusiasts.

Table of

Chapter 1 brief history of the and development of the V7 until the first twin. Chapter 2 Telaio Detailed description and development. 3 V7 Sport 1972-73.

The production versions. Chapter 4 De influence; 750 Sport and 750S3 5 Le Mans. The first 850 Chapter 6 Le II and III Chapter 7 Le Mans IV and V Chapter 8 history

About the Author

Ian was born in New Zealand in 1952 and engineering and music at Victoria Wellington. After a career as a orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a accident he began writing on motorcycles for magazines. His first the Ducati Story, was published in and in now in five editions and has been in three languages.

The success of the Story led to a series of Ducati and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now 30 books on motorcycles, mostly but also restoration guides. an interest and passion spanning years he now concentrates on collecting and older Italian motorcycles, Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Guzzi.

Ian Falloon lives in and is ably supported in his projects by his Miriam and sons Ben and Tim.

by Ian Kerr for, 2008 excellent work in the ‘Bible’ by Ian Falloon and published by Veloce quality motorcycle list to grow at a very respectable Using the same format of period colour and black and plates mixed with photography, the 160 pages detail of the historic Italian firm’s machines. In this case seems to be so much information to that each page is with text and pictures.

By the end of the book you really do feel you know every nut and bolt of models as well as everything is to know about them. will please the owner as the excellent technical information at the Racing fans will love the last chapter on these bikes.

Like all in excellent series it is also a general read as well as for the enthusiast and the whole series in towards a useful history of (at the Italian motorcycling. Priced at like the others, it easily its price by being a quality in both look and feel, as as content. — Review Classic Bike Guide, 2008 Same format, subject, again from lan

This one looks at the heavyweight V-twins, from the staid V7 through to the wonderful Le Mans, through to the retro-styled 1000S of Each chapter sees the and performance change until the marques of Le Mans set the standard in There’s a chapter on racing especially with the Dr John prepared machines of the 80s.

Add to this all the detail changes to model throughout its life plus the technical specifications, and is an obligatory read for any Guzzi — Review from Bike Guide, July The Moto Guzzi name is a one to anyone in the classic world and of their designs have icons of racing — who can ignore the 500cc V-8 GP bike of the Ian Falloon’s new book — Guzzi Sport and Le Mans — has a nod to the track successes but on the transverse V-twin-engined machines made up the high performance range of the ’70s.

Inside the book, published by Veloce, looks at the development of the range starting with the V7 Sport and on up to the ultimate expression of the model, the Le Mans IV and V. There are dozens of colour and black and white, into the 160 page 9 7/8in x 8 book. The restorer will in the detail provided by year by model development details and lists to guarantee your will be ‘spot on.’ Review from Motorcycle November 2007 Author in his intro, describes Guzzis as just as beautiful at rest as are on the move.

The Moto Guzzi is the product of Falloon’s 30-year with Moto Guzzi — first as a besotted fan and as an owner and researcher. The book’s is on the Tonti-frame-sporting Moto Guzzi from 1971 until It also covers the find 1000S version.

Falloon credits his consultations Ivan de Gier. whose has a three-generation link with the Guzzi company, for the inclusion of a lot of new and period photographs. There’s of technical data, even to part number variations for versions of the Guzzis’ componentry. As most of the classic motorcycle

Moto Guzzi’s culture and development is interwoven with its in road racing. Guzzi’s is well covered, with information about race-bike and preparation. Rider names familiar ones from the like Hailwood, Agostini and

Aussie stars like Ken and Keith Campbell in the ’50s and Findlay in the ’70s also to swell Guzzi’s trophy Think Moto Guzzi and its 500cc V8 from the mid-’50s comes to mind. This gets good coverage. I was attracted to the section on the legendary John’ era of Guzzi endurance

These tough looking Le 1000 AMA-series racehikes successful in the mid ’80s. Distinguished by its fuel tank and unique exhaust, a ‘Doctor John’ as covered by Falloon, is a bike to the reader’s pulse rate. up: it’s a great read if really into Guzzis.

Rating: 5 stars — Guzzi, well done. Review from Octane September 2007 Although the used for this book’s is not the easiest to read, which the edge of your enjoyment, fans will appreciate history of the Tonti-frame twins between 1971 and 1993. is big and bold, with some period pics, and it’s researched. — Review MPN magazine, August 2007 The Guzzi V7 Sport and Le Mans amongst the first 1970s era to combine Italian style, and performance.

After struggling the ’60s, the birth of Guzzi’s V7 Telaio Rosso in 1971 propel the venerable bike success and led to the 1975 release of the Le which in turn solidified the momentum in the sporting motorcycle The Moto Guzzi Sport Le Bible features the entire of both bikes in the years 1971 to 1993. Full of both model’s development complete with full data, is augmented by 150 photos.

The behind this page-turner is Ian one of the foremost motorcycle historians, more than 20 books his belt. His personal collection of sporting motorcycles includes a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, so New Zealander really knows he’s talking about! Review by Brett Rosenthal for the Newsletter, part of the The Moto Owners Association of NSW, 2007 This book is on the development of Moto Guzzi bikes from the early V7 to the V7 and onto the Le Mans series up to as well as racing bikes Dr Johns endurance racer.

Ian has compiled lists of individual from model to model as as changes within each of models including a brief of each model. Lots of unseen period photos in colour and BW including many bike magazine photos, up detailed shots of parts. of frame and engine numbers, giving the total production of each model.

All very The text in this book has proof read by Ivar de so you can be assured the information text is If you have an interest in these this is a great book and worth adding to any other Guzzi books on your

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