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Trying to tip toe around this, and still have it part of the discussion. On a very well known auction site, there is a beautiful 1991 Moto Guzzi 1000S. Looks like it was originally from GT Motors.The owner has very good taste in Moto Guzziís.Does it belong to anyone here.
The seller popped up on Facebook a couple of months back and was asking questions that led me to believe he didnít know what he had. Pure speculation on my part but Iíd guess this seller inherited a group of machines and is liquidating. Again based on my perception of his reaction. If Iím way off, itís not the first time. This is not to throw shade on the sale/seller in any manner. Does look like a lovely bike.
I think the GT Motors sticker placement is suspect. Larry usually placed them somewhere on the rear of the bike, below the license plate etc. >>>>>So I took a second look and there is a sticker in the usual position.
Well that's interesting, Leroy. I worked with and for Larry from 1984 on and don't remember him putting stickers on forks but maybe my memory isn't so hot. I know I never put one on a fork leg. I did put them on license plate brackets if Larry hadn't by the end of my test ride. There frequently was conversation surrounding installing stickers as Larry was installing them, sort of claiming the bike kind of thing, branding like a steer if you will. Many chuckles with Larry.Brian
Sharp looking bike, and I wouldn't kick one out of my garage, but I think they are a little overpriced for what they are. 17K ?
The last one sold for $21,500 on BAT.
...and I can recall Franz at Spare Parts having at least one in the showroom, marked down to around $6500., IIRC.
According to Franz, he sold more 1000S models than anyone else in the country.
The exhaust on the BaT 1000S is black, possibly a BUB?Itís starting to gather steam...
Hoochie Mama! That's your big valve... Not usually a fan of black exhaust but it looks perfect on this one. Around 1997 I had the chance to buy a 1 owner black and orange big valve (1990?) for the princely sum of $7,000...
Anywhere but WFO, the mid-valve motor was better. It pulled harder from down low, had better manners (and not in a sterile way). When set up properly, it was actually more potent and tractable than a big valve. The mystique of the big valve is just that. Of course, on the other hand, who cares about that. Cache is cache.
....., unlike the LM3 before it, came jetted terribly wrong. Once sorted they are definitely strong and smooth throughout the range. I'm guessing you never rode one that was running right.
Interesting. Couple thousand less than the higher mileage/mid valve/world engine version from a couple years ago. Better marketing on that one? (videos were tantallizing as I recall) Less rare status of this bike? or just right place right time?
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