The V1000 Convert was more at home on long tours than on tight, twisting roads.

1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert Pictures

The 1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert featured a 1000-cc engine coupled to a two-speed transmission and torque converter. It also had Moto Guzzi's unusual triple-disc braking system.

The speedometer was flanked by a bevy of warning lights -- but no tachometer.

Moto Guzzi's Convert system meant the rider need neither shift nor de-clutch when coming to a stop -- a boon in stop-and-go traffic.

The V1000 came equipped with "lunch box" side bags and taillight housing.

Moto Guzzi first began building motorcycles in the 1920s and remains a respected Italian maker.

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