Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000: review, history, specs
|Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000|
|Also called||Daytona, Daytona RS|
|Production||1992 - 1998|
|Bore / Stroke||89.9mm x 89.9mm|
|Top Speed||149 mph (240 km/h)|
|Horsepower||99.91 HP (74.5 KW) @ 8400RPM|
|Torque||64.91 ft/lbs (88.0 Nm) @ 6600RPM|
|Spark Plug||NGK D9EA '93-94|
|Battery||YUASA YB16B-A '93-94|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Final Drive||Shaft `93-94|
|Suspension||Front: 50mm upside-down telescopic Marzocchi forks
Rear: WP monoshock cantilever swing-arm
|Brakes||Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
|Front Tire||120/70 VR17|
|Rear Tire||160/60 VR17|
|Seat Height||30.91 inches (785 mm)|
|Weight||491.63 pounds (223.0 Kg) (dry), 223.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||6.08 Gallon (23.00 Liters)|
The Moto Guzzi Daytona RS was a v2, four-stroke Sport touring motorcycle produced by Moto Guzzi between 1992 and 1998. It could reach a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). Max torque was 64.91 ft/lbs (88.0 Nm) @ 6600 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 99.91 HP (74.5 KW) @ 8400 RPM.
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.
It came with a 120/70 VR17 front tire and a 160/60 VR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 50mm upside-down telescopic Marzocchi forks while the rear was equipped with a WP monoshock cantilever swing-arm. The Daytona RS was fitted with a 6.08 Gallon (23.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 491.63 pounds (223.0 Kg).
1992 - 1998 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000
After having success with the Le Mans, Moto Guzzi created a new bike which became the first member of a new generation, Daytona. The 1000 Daytona model, designed by John Wittner, had a revised 992cc V-twin, air cooled engine.
1994 - 1999 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
The most uncompromising sporting Moto Guzzi of the late 1990s was the Daytona RS, a four-valve raceable sportster of 150 mph potential. It was probably the best Moto Guzzi ever built in terms of the technology of its design and manufacture and its handling was superb. But the sales success of the 1100 Sport overshadowed it, so the Daytona never sold in the numbers it might have. Doubtless in time it will become a much sought-after classic.
- 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.