Classic Moto Guzzi V50 III Takes A Stroll To The Aftermarket Treatment Center
Italy – The likelihood of coming across a modified V50 III that looks this good is rather slim.
From the factory, the two-wheeled fiend is brought to life by a longitudinally-mounted 90-degree V-twin mill, which packs four valves and a displacement of 490cc. The air-cooled powerplant delivers 48 ponies at approximately 7,500 rpm to a five-speed transmission. Ultimately, the engine’s force travels to the rear 18-inch wheel by means of a chain final drive, enabling the stallion to reach a respectable top speed of 106 mph (170 kph).
After cleaning up its main frame, Horizontal Moto tweaked V50’s subframe to accommodate a handsome suede leather saddle fabricated by a local upholsterer. The following step consisted of refurbishing the bike’s weary powertrain to ensure ample performance. Austria’s craftsmen honored the V-twin with a fresh set of velocity stacks, along with twin Lafranconi mufflers on the other end of the combustion cycle.
In terms of electrics, the team installed a custom wiring harness that powers a pair of bar-end turn signals and an aftermarket speedometer, as well as a new headlight module and an LED taillight. Next, the stock handlebar has been removed in favor of clip-on alternatives, while the standard wheels were enveloped in retro-style rubber on both ends.