Last update: Mon Sep 25 00:21:06 MET 1995
I snapped this shot in Inverness, Scotland and was lucky enough to talk to the bike's owner, a Dutch guy on tour with his girlfriend (who had her own very nice white Lario with a Le Mans I fairing). Though amazingly modified (big bore engine, floating rear break, oversized wheels, dropped battery box, EPA pipe, even a very trick shifter that comes straight off the tranny) what I found really stunning was that he made the molds for the fairing and seat section and did all the engine work himself!
Owner: "Fast" Mike LaMartina, Rochester, NY. Started life as a Le Mans III, now features heavily breathed on engine featuring Raceco head work, cam, increased displacement, Marazzochi, and WP shocks. Note one-off wrapped exhaust pipe traveling under sump exiting on far side of engine and braced Le Mans IV swing arm. An extremely detailed bike that manages to balance the original stock design with hot-rod style.
A Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans III sitting on the quai with the Lago di Como in the background.