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GT 850 Eldorado, 1972-1974
GT850 "Eldorado" Technical Specification
The GT 850 Eldorado must be one of the most iconic of Moto Guzzi motorcycles of the period...if not ever.
It was specifically created for the USA market, built to compete against traditional american iron...no small feat!
A smidge over 13000 were built during its production run between '71-74 and the fact that it is still such a highly sought after machine is testament to its quality, both in machining and rideability.
|Production Run||1971-1974||Transmission||5 Speed|
|Engine||2 Cyl, OHV||Front Suspension||Telescopic|
|Bore (mm)||83||Rear Suspension||Swing Arm|
|Stroke (mm)||78||Front tyre||4.00x18|
|Displacement (cc)||844||Rear tyre||4.00x18|
|Compression Ratio||9.2:1||Wheelbase (mm)||1470|
|Carburettor||Dell'Orto VHB29C||Weight (kg)||249|
Those of you with a specific interest in this wonderful beast could have a look at www.cyclegarden.com from Huntington Beach California...how idyllic does that sound? Sand, Sea, Sun, S...ahem!...and, ...er...Guzzis
Head honcho dude Moe has dedicated many years to the restoration of this type of machine. He's a cool guy, very approachable, and I'm sure could help you out if you wanted one for yourself.
Alternatively, have a quick gander here: Feature. Moe was kind enough to send us some material for us to publish together with some images of the sort of work he and his crew carry out, that'll make you cack yourselves.
On one of the Stateside forums recently one of the chaps was bemoaning the fact that inconsiderate bleeders from around the world were now buying up the available Eldorado stocks...hahaha, good on ya! Let's have some of them over here...
First person to submit a feature on a restored Eldorado for publication on this site wins a special Squadra Guzzista T-Shirt! Send your stuff to email@example.com.
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