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Moto Guzzi racer

Moto Guzzi racing motorcycle
It’s a shame not to see Moto Guzzi competing at the top level in motorsport—especially given the marque’s illustrious racing history. And a MotoGP Guzzi roaring down the never-ending Mugello straight would sound like the proverbial Lancaster bomber taking off. But despite Mandello’s official disinterest, there’s no shortage of racing Guzzis out there—and this retired racer looks like one of the best. It’s owned by Dylan Egon of New Jersey, who also has a BSA Lightning, a Norton Dunstall and a Ducati Scrambler in his stable. The Guzzi is thought to be a ’76 Le Mans, and Egon is planning to make the bike road-legal again. That way he can make better use of the upgraded suspension set-up and reworked motor—which is running Carrillo rods, dual-plug heads and a long duration, high lift Megacycle cam. With straight pipes so short they’re almost invisible, I bet this Guzzi sounds insane. [Images by Svend Lindbaek.]

V7 Sport crank
Carrillo rods
Raceco-prepped dual plug heads
Arias pistons
620×8 Megacycle Cam
Aluminum timing gears
Pro 39.2mm Mikunis
Dyna ignition and coils
Koni rear shocks
Bitubo front fork upgrade
Tarozzi fork brace
Lightened flywheel
Race-prepped 5-speed gearbox
Sidecar gears in rear drive
Swan-neck bars
Sun rim rear
Tarozzi rear sets

Moto Guzzi racing motorcycle
Moto Guzzi racing motorcycle
Moto Guzzi racing motorcycle