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Moto Guzzi I-Convert 1976 949cc 2 cyl ohv


Moto Guzzi I-Convert 1976 949cc 2 cyl ohv

Manufacturer: Moto Guzzi

Model: I-Convert

Year: 1976
Displacement: 949 cc
Cylinder: 2 / V-twin
Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv
Bore / Stroke: 88 x 78 mm
Power: 61hp @ 6.700 rpm
Compression Ratio: 1 : 9.2
Weight: 261 kg
Top Speed: 180kmh km/h
Production years: 1975 - 1982

Frame number: VG11576
Engine number: VG131311

The I-Convert was a motorcycle made by Moto Guzzi at Mandello del Lario, Italy which was targeted at the US police motorcycle market as the first big capacity automatic motorcycle with shaft drive, for which Guzzi had increased their familiar pushrod-operated V-twin's bore and stroke to give a displacement of 949cc. It comes from the famous V7 line. 'Convert' referred to the torque converter which fed engine power to a conventional clutch. The clutch had to be used to shift between two gears but the torque converter enabled the bike to stop in either gear and accelerate smoothly again without using it. The gearbox supplied from Fichtel & Sachs.

In 2019 the engine has been overhauled, new tires and some other small parts has been replaced. The gearbox got new oil and a check. She comes with luggage bags and crash bars. This V-twin with its automatic gearbox runs lovely.