The 1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert motorcycle was one of the first beneficiaries of Moto Guzzi’s decision to boost its V-twin from 700 ccs to a full one liter, but its real claim to fame is a two-speed transmission with torque converter. The “Convert” in the 1976 Moto Guzzi V1000 Convert motorcycle’s name stood for converter — as in torque converter. Power was fed from the engine through a torque converter to a conventional clutch. Though the big Guzzi still used transmission, it had only two speeds. The clutch had to be disengaged to manually shift between low and high gear, but thanks to the torque converter, the rider could come to a complete stop in either gear and then accelerate away without touching the clutch or the gearshift lever. It also had Moto Guzzi’s triple-disc braking system. 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 bike is clean and should be approved for collector plates in BC. located in Lantzville on Vancouver Island.
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