Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark 2

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Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark 2
Manufacturer
Production 1978
Class Sport touring
Engine
Air cooled, four stroke, transverse V-twin cylinder, OHC, 2 valve per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 82.8mm x 82.8mm
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Horsepower 81.0 HP (60.4 KW) @ 6700RPM
Torque 58.27 ft/lbs (79.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System 2x36mm Dell'Orto VHB Carburetors
Transmission Gear box: 5-Speed

Final Drive: Shaft

Clutch: Dry plate
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks
Rear: Swingarm
Brakes Front: Double disc 300mm
Rear: Single disc 242mm
Front Tire 100/90 V18
Rear Tire 110/90 V18
Weight 213.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual


The Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark 2 was a Air cooled, four stroke, transverse V-twin cylinder, OHC, 2 valve per cylinder Sport touring motorcycle produced by Moto Guzzi in 1978. Max torque was 58.27 ft/lbs (79.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 81.0 HP (60.4 KW) @ 6700 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 82.8mm bore x 82.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 844.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Dry plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90 V18 front tire and a 110/90 V18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double disc 300mm in the front and a Single disc 242mm in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm.

1978 - 1982 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark 2[edit]

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The 90 degree V-twin has almost square cylinders of 83 x 78mm bore and stroke and massive plain bearings suspend the crankshaft and big end. The power characteristics differ little from that of the original Le Mans which means you get 28.16 Km (17.5 mph), depending on how consistant the speed inaccuracy is throughout the range at an indicated 96.5 Km (60 mph) the bike's true speed is 91 Km (56.5 mph).