MOTO GUZZI LEMANS 1
THIS MOTORCYCLE'S STORY
—By Chris Lesser
Lets start with the incredible custom paint-job comes courtesy of Cycle Garden. The tank has original style lettering and logo plus the matching personalized fairing.
The motor was changed out to a 1995 1100 sport motor, fitted to the lemans 1, 5 speed gearbox, in building the wiring harness the original Marelli ingnition module was used, timed off of the flywheel. The stock airbox was replaced with K&N pod filters and some serious re-jetting.. LaFranconi pipes complete the package.
The frame and wheels were treated with the highest quality powder-coating and all new bearings before reassembly. Side covers were left off and the bike was fitted with a handmade custom battery box and reinforced battery tray.
Minimalist switchgear with dual Motogadget momentary switches control all electronics. The upper-right switch is wired through a double-throw relay for high-/low-beam operation; the lower-right switch activates the starter. The upper-left switch flashes the headlights; the lower-left button works the twin high-decibel horns. Tomaselli natural black rubber grips complete the cockpit.
The front fender comes from a stock V7 Sport and is fitted with a custom handmade brackets; stock V7 Sport fender in the rear. Bike is finished with a classic Moto Guzzi S-3 seat with stock standard flip-up feature, and shod with Avon RoadRider tires.
Finishing touches include a custom fish-net safety wire wrap on headers and a Clearwater asymmetrical LED driving light.
Braking duties are handled by new Brembo calipers all around. Floating 300mm dual rotors up front with stainless Spiegler brake lines actuated by a Brembo RCS radial master cylinder. The matching custom clutch perch with matching breakaway clutch lever has been adapted to work with an original Moto Guzzi clutch cable.
MOTO GUZZI LEMANS 1 DETAILS
- Cycle Garden custom paint job
- 1995 1100 sport motor
- K&N Pod filters
- 5 Speed gearbox
- Marelli ignition
- LaFranconi exhaust
- Bermuda brakes
- Floating 300mm front rotors
- Spiegler brake lines
- Brembo RCS master cylinder
- Moto Guzzi S-3 seat
- Motogadget momentary switches
- Custom battery box
- Reinforced battery tray
- V7 Sport fenders
- Avon RoadRider tires
- Tomaselli natural black rubber grips
- Custom fish-net safety wire wrap on headers
- Clearwater asymmetrical LED driving light
- 41mm Keihan flat slide carbs
- 40mm Conti exhaust
PHOTOS BY: RYAN HANDT
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