Moto Guzzi 850T – £5900/€6500.00 ono
Shipping at buyers expense, approx €400 to eg UK/Germany tbc
The Moto Guzzi 850 T, sometimes known as the Interceptor, is the touring version of the better-known California. It has none of the excess baggage of its American cousin (footplates, panniers etc), and is a supremely comfortable and enjoyable bike to ride.
Ours is a 1974 model originally prepared by Pietro Di Marino, acknowledged as the UK’s leading Italian authority, and has the pretty round-fin 850V-twin engine and shaft drive. It pre-dates the Guzzi integrated hydraulic brake system, where the right front disc works off the handlebar lever, while the left front and the rear disc work off the foot brake; ours has twin cast-iron discs at the front and a massive and very effective drum brake at the rear.
It’s been a very popular choice with our riders, and one of our most reliable bikes, built from solid to last with fabulous engine and drive chain castings, alloy wheel rims and good spares availability through specialists.
TO FIND OUT MORE:
- Gears:Left foot
- Brakes:Integrated discs