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Offline jakebarrell

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The Moto Guzzi V1000 Was The First Large Automatic Motorcycle
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:37:36 AM »


Back in the 70’s Moto Guzzi was among the world’s most dynamic motorcycle makers. The company stood for its racing heritage as much as it’s touring pedigree. Back in those times, Moto Guzzi had the likes of already established tourers like the 850 T3 California. To make a further mark in the market, in 1976 Moto Guzzi came out with the stunning race bred Le Mans 850. It was the first ever model in a long line of sporty Guzzi’s and by far the greatest of them all. But a year before that, engineers at Moto Guzzi had taken up a challenge to create their first ever automatic motorcycle and completed it in the form of the Moto Guzzi V1000 I Convert. The basic target of this motorcycle was to make further inroads into the huge U.S. market for the small Italian factory.

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Re: The Moto Guzzi V1000 Was The First Large Automatic Motorcycle
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 10:01:16 AM »
I think we probably knew this.......
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Re: The Moto Guzzi V1000 Was The First Large Automatic Motorcycle
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 09:12:37 AM »
I think we probably knew this.......

Indeed.

And, there are already a few errors creeping into this tale.
The 750S was before the 850 LeMans, and already set the scene/style for sports Guzzis.

And, Honda had an auto 750/4 ( and a couple of other variants), weren't they before the Guzzi ?

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Re: The Moto Guzzi V1000 Was The First Large Automatic Motorcycle
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 04:13:07 PM »
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Re: The Moto Guzzi V1000 Was The First Large Automatic Motorcycle
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 10:52:35 PM »
Hi All
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Moto Guzzi had taken up a challenge to create their first ever automatic motorcycle and completed it in the form of the Moto Guzzi V1000 I Convert.

Note, Their first not the first

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Re: The Moto Guzzi V1000 Was The First Large Automatic Motorcycle
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 03:31:39 AM »
Ah yes, I may have glossed over the difference in significance between "the" and "their".
Silly of me, won't happen again.

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Re: The Moto Guzzi V1000 Was The First Large Automatic Motorcycle
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 05:06:43 AM »

Let's go with "the".

The Philipson pulley automatically lowered the gear ratio in response to the torque applied by the belt. The patent was 1911!

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Leon