Home WORLD Moto Guzzi I-Convert 1976 949cc Two Cylinder

Moto Guzzi I-Convert 1976 949cc Two Cylinder


In 2019 the engine has been overhauled, new tires and some other small parts has been replaced. The gearbox got new oil and a check. She comes with luggage bags, crash bars and windscreen. This V-twin with its automatic gearbox runs lovely.

source.image: classic-motorcycle.com

The I-Convert was a motorcycle made by Moto Guzzi at Mandello del Lario, Italy which was targeted at the US police motorcycle market as the first big capacity automatic motorcycle with shaft drive, for which Guzzi had increased their familiar pushrod-operated V-twin’s bore and stroke to give a displacement of 949cc.

It comes from the famous V7 line. ‘Convert’ referred to the torque converter which fed engine power to a conventional clutch.


The clutch had to be used to shift between two gears but the torque converter enabled the bike to stop in either gear and accelerate smoothly again without using it. The gearbox supplied from Fichtel & Sachs.Displacement: 949cc.Bore / Stroke: 88 x 78 mm.Engine type: 4-stroke / ohv.Cylinders: 2 / V-twin.Power: 61hp / 6.700rpm.Compression Ratio: 1:9.2.Top speed: 180kmh.Weight: 261kg.