1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

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.

1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

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

1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

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.

1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

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

1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert

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

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