1979 Moto Guzzi V50

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1979
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    14648
  • Lot number 
    259
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1979 Moto Guzzi 490cc V50 II
Registration no. SJX 293T
Frame no. 14201
Engine no. 14648

Moto Guzzi's long-running, 90-degree, v-twin engine layout was retained for a new range of middleweights planned during the 1970s. The scaled-down Guzzi debuted as the V35/V50 in 1976, though deliveries were limited until the Innocenti car factory had been re-equipped for motorcycle production. Lightweight and compact, characteristics that endeared it to smaller riders, Guzzi's little v-twins were economical, well engineered and handled superbly; top speeds were 90mph-plus (V35) and 100mph-plus (V50). The partially dismantled machine offered here is an example of the V50 II, a later development that incorporated various mechanical improvements and cosmetic alterations. The removed engine parts and side panels come with the machine, though it is not known whether or not everything is still present. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with a V5C document.