2 Valve Big Twins
The Essential Buyer's Guide
1967-2008: V7, 850GT, V1000, V7 Sport, 750 S, 750 S3, 850 Le Mans, 1000 Le Mans, 850 T, T3, T4, T5, SP1000
So what's inside the book?
Like having a real marque expert at your side
Full coverage of all big twin Guzzi models
Where and how to buy a Guzzi big twin
Advice on choosing the right model and condition
Key checks how to spot a bad bike quickly
Comprehensive inspection guide
In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Discussion of desirable upgrades and modifications to avoid
Market & value data, predicts which models will become collectable
Details of clubs and support organisations
Moto Guzzi 2-valve Big Twins are an acquired taste, and one that we never acquired. Why not? Because we had other tastes that we were still busy indulging. Nevertheless, we've ridden and tested dozens of Moto Guzzis from the fabled Le Mans to the continent-crossing Californians to the sporty V7s to the everyman T3sand many more. And they've all been very satisfying bikes (notwithstanding the odd roadside hitch typical of pretty much any motorcycle).
But were we buying a Guzzi for the first time, we'd want to take along a little guide such as this to remind us of all the things we thought we knew, but didn't, and all the things we should have remembered, but couldn't. The point being that a few quid saved here can save a lot of bucks over there.
Author Ian Falloon is on hand here to help save you some money on these classic Guzzis. But he ain't doing it for nothing, And why should he? This guide won't make you an expert on Moto Guzzi 2-valve Big Twins. But if you read, listen and absorb, you'll be far better equipped to hunt the right bike and negotiate a sale at the right price.
As with everything else in this life, you generally get what you pay for. And need we remind you that you also generally get what you deserve?
Be smart. Buy now.
plus P&P. UK £1. EU £4. World £5