SELLER SAYS: 1976 Moto Guzzi 850T3 big barrel. The bike was originally purchased from Thunderbikes (Bassendean, Perth WA) in 2016. My aim was to try and keep it true and retain as many OEM parts as possible. All electrical wiring, head unit and switch gear are still original. The system is run by a 12v Odssey battery positioned under the gearbox. The rear mufflers were commissioned by Ben Forster, using Vance and Hines baffles. It sounds great. The seat base is a one-off and the fibreglass mould comes with the bike. Over the last 8 years it’s been ridden and clocked up just under 1000k’s. Indicators, rear lights and front fairing are after market. Photo album of build also available. Love the bike but it is time to move on and someone else to enjoy it. Bike is licensed and comes with 3 months rego. Contact Nick on 0421 880 598 (Mindarie, Perth WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: What a stunner! I’ve always loved the look of early Moto Guzzi twins — those big round cylinders dominate the view from every angle and the frame mechanicals are similarly on show in all their glory. And beyond the looks they sound glorious, handle beautifully, and go plenty quick. Guzzi folks know that the T3 and S3 (loosely T-for-tourer and S-for-sports) had frames designed by the legendary Lino Tonti. They came before the LeMans, sharing that Tonti frame and Moto Guzzi’s much-loved and much-hated (depending who you asked) linked three-disc system. Stomp on the foot brake and you get the rear disc and one front disc. Grab the handlebar brake lever and you get the second front disc. Me, I’m a lover. I’ve owned a couple of early LeManses, both wearing the linked brakes, and I thought they were marvellous. This lovely bike of Nick’s has wandered away from the touring style of the T3, looking every bit the cafe racer and making the most of that wonderful motor. It looks to be in excellent shape, and I’m sure it would be a hoot to ride. Great stuff.


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