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Sole Survivor – Triumph T140

Now mostly a fuzzy memory, I once had the chance to help save the British motorcycle industry. Passing on that offer, had I known Triumph’s T140ES was among the best 750cc bikes available, things might have gone differently…


In 1980, Suzuki’s GS/X 1100 ‘Lunchbox’ redefined the Japanese superbike class. Coverage upcoming. Book work: Some important research has been confirmed for this (very special) 1972 V7 Sport racer. Teaser alert! Research on Moto Morini 3-1/2 in progress. Ride a classic? Read RealClassic!


“Rolling onto the lot once again I smiled and shook my head when spotting the V1000 rotting in its usual spot. But this time, as I was mentally adding the dollars needed to restore this brand new Moto Guzzi, Ed appeared. The conversation that followed was one that I’d secretly wanted to have all along, yet all I remember is my indecision. I nearly turned around -twice- after riding off and to this day I’m still trying to figure out why I didn’t. Making a new plan, I traded the BMW, sold a clapped out El Camino SS, then hot-footed it back to Motorcycle City with cash in pocket to pick up the V1000. Too late, for this time the building was empty, save for the realtor signs” (Old Dreams” Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 – WoodburyMedia)

UK based Joe Caruso is a long time Moto Guzzi enthusiast dedicated to improving the vintage twin (and our not-so-vintage 1100 Sport) with modern materials and technology. Through engineering his own parts for Moto Guzzi racers, restorations and special projects, Joe is now offering a select number of these highly developed specialty items. Made to order. Email: