Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara: history, specs, pictures

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Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara
Production 1975
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.0mm x 82.0mm
Top Speed 76 mph (123 km/h)
Horsepower 24.41 HP (18.2 KW) @ 4800RPM
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.50-18
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Weight 219.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Moto Guzzi 500 Sahara was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by Moto Guzzi in 1975. It could reach a top speed of 76 mph (123 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 24.41 HP (18.2 KW) @ 4800 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 88.0mm bore x 82.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 498.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).


The bike has a 4-speed transmission.


It came with a 3.50-18 front tire and a 3.50-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The 500 Sahara was fitted with a 5.02 Gallon (19.00 Liters) fuel tank.