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Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

Manufacturer: Moto Guzzi
Model: V1000 Convert
Condition: Very good (4)
Engine: 948cc
Year: 1980
Price: Sold

Very unusual and a UK model so especially rare. Only six former keepers; the last for over 10 years; and 20k miles from new make this a practical and desireable classic to ride and as a good investment. Not strictly standard in that it's been upgraded with some later California parts; sprung footboards, switchgear and handlebars for instance; all significant improvements. The seat is NOS, no replica, and in perfect condition, you can tell by the original shape and pattern. The original screen comes with the bike if you wanted to restore the complete Convert look and feel, but it's much nicer to ride without it fitted. Fitted with K&N filters but again with the standard air-boxes spare. There's a nice bit of documented history with it - some old  MOTs, parts invoices and a magazine article. The last owner knows his Guzzis so it's been well looked after, but he also has a California and found himself riding that by choice so decided to let the Convert go as it was hardly being used. Consequently it's taken a bit of recommissioning, but now emerged from Classic Bike Workshop transformed and running very well indeed. Very good condition overall, could be tidier in some areas, black paint is nice without being perfect, wheels could be improved and some touch-up time would lift condition to excellent. It's rather nice as it is, looks and feels good and it's a hoot to ride! No clutch, no neutral, weird but fun.