The Moto Guzzi Ambassador was developed as a successor to the V7, which was initially built to provide a police platform in their home country of Italy. The Berliner brothers (the US importer) convinced MG to bring it to the US in an attempt to snag some cruiser customers away from Harley-Davidson.
The Ambassador (also called the V750) got some upgrades to target the US market, and Americans responded favorably – in 1971, Moto Guzzi set an internal record by producing over 46,400 examples.
For a lot of Americans, this was the start to their love affair with Moto Guzzi. The 757cc motor was good for 60 horsepower (10 more than the V7), and a nearly 6 gallon tank meant you could eat up miles without having to stop often. For more on the Ambassador, check out this story on Motorcycle Classics.
Manufactured in February of 1971, this example is VIN: 22316, Engine #: 22316. The seller acquired it six months ago from a collection in the Midwest.
During his ownership, the seller has covered 10 miles. The odometer shows 31,134 miles.
“Last owner went through the bike completely. Carb clean and balance, new plugs, wires. New driveshaft seals and components. Everything functions as it should on this ‘tractor’.”
Solo seat with luggage rack.
Battery tender lead.
The seller states that this “bike is 51 years old. It is not restored. It has the correct patina and marks for a bike of this age.”
Inside of the tank:
The sale includes two keys.
The sale does not include this awesome dog.
Currently located in Carroll, Ohio, this Moto Guzzi is offered on a clean Ohio title. Have any Ambassador stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.