2022 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction

1973 Moto Guzzi 850-T Motorcycle





Engine 0.85-litre V-twin
Gearbox five-speed manual
Body Work Motorcycle
Colour Maroon
Trim Black
Wheels Steel
Brakes Disc/Drum


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The 850-T is closely related to the famous 850GT. In its January 1975 road test, Two Wheels opined that the 850-T was a ‘V-twin tourer offering an unbreakable 850 powerplant, but cradled in a low, sports frame…The latest offering from one of Italy’s major factories uses the engine, gearbox and shaft final drive of the somewhat obese 850GT, mounting the entire plot in the sleek, racy Sport frame. The resultant hybrid more nearly approaches the norm than most models which have sprung from this long-established factory.’  Like the GT, the 850-T was powered by a 90-degree V-twin displacing 844cc with a compression ratio of 10.2:1. Moto Guzzi, a pioneer in shaft drive motorcycles, stuck with its practice for this machine. There was a close-ratio five-speed gearbox and a disc front brake. Two Wheels recorded a top speed of 198km/h.