The Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert model was offered from 1975 to 1984. The designers of the machine were aiming the V1000 Convert at the U.S. police motorcycle market, and the company was ultimately the first to produce a big capacity, 2-speed transmission motorcycle with shaft drive. The pushrod-operated V-twin’s bore and stroke was pushed to give a displacement of 949cc. The manual gearbox was replaced with a torque converter and 2-speed gearbox built by Sachs.
The “Convert” name referred to the torque converter that fed engine power to a conventional clutch. The clutch had to be used to shift between two speeds, but the torque converter enabled the bike to stop in either gear and accelerate smoothly without using the clutch.
This 1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 was purchased by the seller 20 years ago from his friend Torello Tacchi in Chicago, Illinois. Tacchi was an AMA racer, team owner and a Chicago area motorcycle dealer. Presenting in beautiful condition, this Moto Guzzi comes with a period-correct side car that is painted to match the bike’s red and black color scheme.
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