1974 Moto Guzzi 850T café racer

Moto Guzzi 850T cafe racer
Lars Lindqvist calls his lovely modified 850T a “V9,4 Sport”: It’s running a Le Mans 1 engine with 940 barrels. The tank and rear fender are from a V7 Sport, while the seat is from a 750S. The engine breathes through 36mm Dellortos and Lafranconi Competizione mufflers (and we’re willing to bet it sounds fantastic.) The green color comes from Fiat 128 autos of the 70s, and is very similar to the shade used by Moto Guzzi’s famous 500cc V8 and 350cc Bialbero racers. More wonderful pictures on the Squadra Guzzista site.

Canon PowerShot S3 IS | 1/200s | f/4.0 | Focal length 9.9mm

  • Phoebe

    It’s a beautiful bike. Certain colors do represent time periods in motorcycle history. I mean, we don’t see too many brown, candy teal, or mint green new bikes running around, do we?

  • vincent salzfaas

    Very inspiring, turning dull into beautiful. I would like to do same can you help? First I need to find an 850T, looking on ebay right now!

  • erasmo

    magnific ok

  • http://www.guzzista.com Joe Mourino

    Hey Vincent, the 850T…dull? lol That bike defined a generation of motorcycles. You’ll be very lucky to find an 850T as the factory only produced it for about 6 months. I was replaced by the 850T3 later the same year.

    Basically, if you want to achieve something similar to this stunner, buy any Tonti framed Moto Guzzi…the V1000G5, the T3, the SP1000, the 850T5, so many of them you could use. In many cases parts are interchangeable too!

    Good luck with your project and let us know how you get on.
    Joe

  • Jozef Heijmer

    I just want to say that it became a very beautifull bike.Great taste!.
    I am almost finished restoring a V7 sport that was burned out .I want to take the same seat and the Lafranconis who point up at the back.
    regards
    Jozef