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87 Le Mans 1000 SE

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by romerider7, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. romerider7

    romerider7 Just got it firing!

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    I recently bought an 87 Le Mans 1000 SE. Love the bike and looking to learn more here. I understand it to be in the V7 family, near the end of that run. None of the forum headings seem to specifically include my bike. I am a long time Aprilia rider and accustomed to a little Ital/Eng confusion. But "Loop and Tonti", really? Do I need to get my hands on the official design and development bible to decipher the code? For now I'm only interested in information on the 1000 Le Mans. Thanks everyone!
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    That bike is actually not in the V7 family, but in the Tonti frame family as that is the frame type. The main difference with the SE and other 1000cc LeMans bikes is that the Gearbox is a closer ratio box than the standard 5 speed so acceleration can be a little quicker.
     
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    romerider7 Just got it firing!

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    Ok, thanks for clearing that up for me. It is a little confusing ,but "quirky" is one of the qualities I found appealing about MG
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    First, congrats and welcome to the GT Forum & Guzzi Famiglia.
    I would recommend getting a Guzzi book by Ian Falloon, and reading up on the history. It's really fascinating.
    If nothing else, Google and Wiki can get you in the ballpark.
    Love if you would add your info to the Registry here as well; https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/threads/bb-tonti-registry-and-pic-thread.12601/
     
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    romerider7 Just got it firing!

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    Thank you! I will be taking some pictures of her Friday. I'll post and register soon after that. She's a real beauty!
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Yes they are beautiful and fun to ride. I got to ride one on some twisties and had a great deal of fun.
     

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