Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000: review, history, specs

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Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000
Also called Daytona, Daytona RS
Production 1992 - 1998
Class Sport touring
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 89.9mm x 89.9mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Top Speed 149 mph (240 km/h)
Horsepower 99.91 HP (74.5 KW) @ 8400RPM
Torque 64.91 ft/lbs (88.0 Nm) @ 6600RPM
Fuel System Carburetors
Spark Plug NGK D9EA '93-94
Battery YUASA YB16B-A '93-94
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Shaft `93-94[1]
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)
Manuals Service Manual

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.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 89.9mm bore x 89.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 992.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

1994 - 1999 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS 1994 - 1999 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS 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.

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 

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