Moto Guzzi Nevada 750 Aquila Nera

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Moto Guzzi Nevada 750 Aquila Nera
Manufacturer
Production 2010
Engine
Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Ignition Magneti Marelli electronic digital
Transmission 5 Speed
Frame Detachable tubular duplex cradle in special high-strengh steel
Suspension Front: 40mm Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: Swinging fork in light alloy cast with two dampers and spring adjustable for preload and rebound
Brakes Front: Single 320mm disc 4 piston caliper
Rear: Single 260mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 100/90 V18
Rear Tire 130/90 V16
Wheelbase 1467 mm / 57.8 in
Seat Height 767 mm / 30.0 in
Weight 184 kg / 405.7 lbs (dry),
Fuel Capacity 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal
Manuals Service Manual



Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder. The engine featured a 9.6:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Single disc, dry, with cush drive.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90 V18 front tire and a 130/90 V16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single 320mm disc 4 piston caliper in the front and a Single 260mm disc 1 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 40mm Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Swinging fork in light alloy cast with two dampers and spring adjustable for preload and rebound. The Nevada 750 Aquila Nera was fitted with a 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 184 kg / 405.7 lbs. The wheelbase was 1467 mm / 57.8 in long.

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Overview[edit]

Moto Guzzi Nevada 750 Aquila Nera








MOTO GUZZI: PRESENTING THE NEW AQUILA NERA SERIES FOR THREE GREAT CLASSICS OF THE EAGLE BRAND

The new 2010 range of Moto Guzzi "customs": the legendary California 1100, the nimble Nevada 750 and the sporty Bellagio 940 are all now available in the new Aquila Nera variant. Once again, the historical Moto Guzzi eagle takes pride of place on the tank, now against an all-new black livery highlighting the mechanicals and the classic lines of these three legendary bikes.

Aquila Nera: this evocative moniker has been chosen for a new trim level for MY 2010 created for Moto Guzzi's custom models. The new variants will go on sale ahead of Eicma 2009 Milan Motorcycle Show, during which Moto Guzzi will be presenting even more additions to its product range.

With the Aquila Nera range, Moto Guzzi has, for the first time ever, applied the same unique and bold styling cues to a range of legendary models evocative of some of the most significant successes in the history of the brand.

Moto Guzzi California is unquestionably Moto Guzzi's most famous custom model and is one of the best known and best loved bikes in the world. Conceived in the early 1970s for the American market, it made for a name for itself in all five continents, earning universal acclaim for its bold image and impeccable road manners. It became famous for its legendary reliability - as testified by the fact that it was used as an official police vehicle by the NYPD (New York Police Department) for over a decade - and for its performance, which increased progressively through a continuous process of evolution of the engine that took it from 750 cc to 850, 1000 and eventually 1100 cc.

The successful flagship model was joined in the second half of the 1980s by the Moto Guzzi Nevada, one of the best selling bikes ever to come out of Mandello del Lario. Originally offered in 350 and 650 cc variants, its success was consolidated by successive evolutions which culminated in today's 750 cc version with electronic fuel injection.

Completing the family of Italian custom bikes is the Bellagio, the Moto Guzzi that has most in common with American custom machines which, however, retains many of the eagle brand's hallmark characteristics: the 940 cc short stroke engine, dual spark plugs, the CA.R.C. ('CArdano Reattivo Compatto' - compact reactive cardan shaft) transmission and six speed gearbox. These features, skilfully complemented by a class leading chassis layout, make the Bellagio the sportiest bike in its segment, offering a riding experience comparable to that of a naked machine.


In the "Aquila Nera" trim level, the three kings of the road from Mandello del Lario share the same "Coal Black" matt black color treatment applied to the upper structures- namely the tank, side panels and mudguards - and the surfaces of the engine block. The dark finish emphasises the contrast with metal elements such as the aluminum cylinders and the generous chrome applied in key areas for maximum impact: the wheels, exhaust and control panel. Adding further emphasis to the whole is the momentous return of the historical Moto Guzzi badge, with a large golden eagle spreading its wings majestically against the name Moto Guzzi.

Comparing the new range against the previous versions, it is clear that the most significant changes have been made to the California 1100 which, in Aquila Nera guise, maintains the technical content of the iconic Vintage model but with new, more subdued and essential aesthetics.

The new variant retains the generous footrests and highly polished passenger grab handle of the original luxurious version, but features lightened iterations of accessories such as the engine guards, leg shields, windshield, supplementary headlights and panniers. The resulting reduction in weight over the Vintage version endows the Moto Guzzi California Aquila Nera with superior agility and responsiveness, to appeal to those who enjoy a more spirited riding style. Mechanically, the California is the only Moto Guzzi still in production still featuring the renowned brake force corrector system and the glorious 1064 cc big block engine, capable of propelling Moto Guzzi's imposing flagship to a top speed approaching 200 Km/h.

Moving on from the brand's most long lived model to its most modern, the Moto Guzzi Bellagio boasts a decidedly more sporty riding position: with its low two-up saddle shifted over the rear wheel, forward mounted footrests and spectacular drag bar handlebars for total control over the machine. An even weight distribution over the front and rear wheels and centralised masses make this a surprisingly nimble bike that simply cries out to be ridden on twisty roads, with swift directional changes and a composed front end that remains firmly planted on the tarmac at all times. The secret of the agility and directional precision of the Bellagio lies in its all-new double cradle tubular steel frame linked to a progressive linkage single-sided swingarm in aluminum that also houses the compact reactive cardan shaft transmission. These elements come together to form a system of superlative structural stiffness, which translates to an instantaneous response to the inputs of the rider.

Contributing in no small measure to the riding pleasure of the Bellagio is the outstanding performance of its all-new short stroke 935.6 cc twin cylinder engine, which produces 75 hp at 7,200 rpm. While similar in power to the California, this engine has a decidedly sportier temperament tailored to suit the rider who prefers the adrenaline rush of a powerplant that expresses itself best at high revs over relaxed cruising.

Just like the flagship, the Bellagio also features adjustable suspension, spoked wheels and a meaty chromed exhaust system, with a spine tingling exhaust note emphasising the impressive power of the engine. This latter feature also makes an appearance on the smallest member of the "Aquila Nera" family: the Nevada 750.

Unchanged over the version presented in March 2008, which introduced major new features such as the new exhaust system and instruments, the Nevada 750 "Aquila Nera" differs only in the new matt black livery of the upper structures and the historical logo proudly emblazoned on the tank. Nevada 750 "Aquila Nera" has been created for anyone who wants to join the Moto Guzzi world with a bike that is easy to ride, very reliable and inexpensive to own. This is thanks to the 750 cc 90° V twin with exceptional responsiveness and mid range torque that is perfectly matched by the chassis with premium features such as a Marzocchi fork at the front and dual adjustable shock absorbers at the rear. For maximum safety, the brake system boasts a powerful 320 mm disc at the front with 2 horizontally opposed pistons backed up by a 260 mm rear disc.

The new Aquila Nera versions of the Nevada and Bellagio are offered at the same price as the standard models - 7,860 and 10,760 Euros respectively - while with a price tag of 13,570 Euros, the California Aquila Nera is on sale at an incredible 3,000 Euros less than the Vintage version.

All the models in the new Aquila Nera range may be purchased taking advantage of government incentives for trading in old vehicles for scrapping, making a further saving of 500 Euros on the catalogue price possible (all prices exclusive of road tax and registration, inclusive of VAT).

Make Model Moto Guzzi Nevada 750 Aquila Nera
Year 2010
Engine Type Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement 744 cc / 45.4 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 80 x 74 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 9.6:1
Lubrication By lobes with pressure pump
Exhaust Three-way catalyzer with Lambda sensor
Induction Weber-Marelli electric injection
Ignition Magneti Marelli electronic digital
Starting Electric
Max Power 35.5 kW / 48 kW @ 6600 rpm
Max Torque 54.7 Nm / 40.3 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Clutch Single disc, dry, with cush drive
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 11/26 = 1 : 2,3636 2nd 14/23 = 1 : 1,6429 3rd 18/23 = 1 : 1,2778 4th 18/19 = 1 : 1,0556 5th 25/22 = 1 : 0,88
Frame Detachable tubular duplex cradle in special high-strengh steel
Front Suspension 40mm Marzocchi hydraulic telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Rear Suspension Swinging fork in light alloy cast with two dampers and spring adjustable for preload and rebound
Rear Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front Brakes Single 320mm disc 4 piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 260mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 100/90 V18
Rear Tire 130/90 V16
Rake 27.5°
Trail 135 mm / 5.4 in
Dimensions Height 1068 mm / 42.0 in Length 2166 mm / 85.3 in Width 825 mm / 32.5 in
Wheelbase 1467 mm / 57.8 in
Seat Height 767 mm / 30.0 in
Ground Clearance 190 mm / 7.5 in
Dry Weight 184 kg / 405.7 lbs
Fuel Capacity 14 Liters / 3.7 US gal