Moto Guzzi V11: review, history, specs

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Moto Guzzi V11
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Manufacturer Moto Guzzi
Also called V11 Sport Rosso Mandello Limited Edition, V 11 Sport Rosso Mandello Limited Edition, V11 Sport, V 11 Sport, V11 Le Mans Tenni, V11 Sport Naked, V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa, V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa, V11 Sport Ballabio, V 11 Sport Ballabio, V11 Coppa Italia, V 11 Coppa Italia, V 11 Cafe Sport, V11 Copa Italia, V11 Cafe Sport, V11 Le Mans, V11 Naked, V11 Ballabio
Production 1998 - 2006
Class Naked
Engine v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 92.0mm x 80.0mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Top speed 130 mph (210 km/h)
Horse Power 89.04 HP (66.4 KW) @ 7800RPM
Torque 70.0 ft/lbs (94.9 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel system injection. magneti marelli iaw multipoint phased sequential fuel injection
Ignition type magneti marelli iaw electronic digital ignition
Battery YUASA YTX15 '04
Transmission Gear box: Gears

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: double discs, dry, with hydraulic command
Suspension Front: ohlins usd fork, 43 mm compression/extension adjustable
Rear: cantilever swing arm with ohlins mono shock compression/extension/preload adjustable
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 180/55-17
Wheelbase 58.66 inches (1490 mm)
Dimensions L 84.65 inches (2150 mm)
W 30.91 inches (785 mm)
H 46.06 inches (1170 mm)
Seat height 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Weight 487.22 pounds (221.0 Kg) (dry), 221.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 5.46 Gallon (20.66 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Moto Guzzi V11 Cafe Sport was a v2, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Moto Guzzi between 1998 and 2006. It could reach a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h). Max torque was 70.0 ft/lbs (94.9 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 89.04 HP (66.4 KW) @ 7800 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 92.0mm bore x 80.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1064.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a Gears transmission. Power was moderated via the double discs, dry, with hydraulic command.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-17 front tire and a 180/55-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a ohlins usd fork, 43 mm compression/extension adjustable while the rear was equipped with a cantilever swing arm with ohlins mono shock compression/extension/preload adjustable. The V11 Cafe Sport was fitted with a 5.46 Gallon (20.66 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 487.22 pounds (221.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.66 inches (1490 mm) long.

1999 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport[edit]

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2000 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport[edit]


The 2000 MY Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport is a gritty road machine, that can rival almost any sportsbike in the same class. At its heart lies an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, transverse V-twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 90 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque. In addition, it comes with a high-end braking system and a performance-oriented suspension package, which make it a favorite among Moto Guzzi fans.

2001 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport[edit]

2001 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport

The 2001 MY Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport is the most powerful naked machine designed by the House of Mandello del Lario up to date, thanks to its air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, V-twin powerplant paired to a six-speed manual transmission, that produces an impressive 90 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque. In addition, a race-derived suspension package and a high-end braking system significantly increases performance and makes it a favorite among Moto Guzzi fans.


2002 V11 Sport[edit]

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport Scura


2002 - 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa[edit]

2002 - 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa 2002 - 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa 2002 - 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa

The latest 90 degree V-Twin with added crossover pipe and increased compression ratio to 9.8:1. Every pulse of its new engine is a pulse of pleasure. The frame guarantees dependable, instant and precise handling. The half fairing provides ample rider protection. The chassis delivers the sort of ride the others can only envy.

2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni[edit]

2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni 2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni 2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni

Earlier in 2001, Moto Guzzi introduced a reborn V11 Le Mans, the brand's first semi-streamlined motorcycle, thanks to a half fairing as standard equipment. The base model 2002 V11 Le Mans shares the same pedigree as the original Guzzi 850 and 1000 Le Mans bikes that dominated endurance racing into the 1980's. The Special Edition bike honoring his name embodies the remembrance of an enthusiast's machine from the past, revitalized by technology


2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Cafe Sport[edit]

2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Cafe Sport 2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Cafe Sport 2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Cafe Sport

The 2002 Moto Guzzi V 11 Cafe Sport has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, single cylinder powerplant paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 91 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque.

This machine boasts a classic-inspired look, and is sure to fit the taste for the more nostalgic among Moto Guzzi fans, but who also want all the perks that come with modern technologies. It also comes standard with a 43mm Ohlins upside-down fork, a Sachs Boge monoshock, a Brembo braking system with dual, 320mm discs in the front, and a single seat.


2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport Ballabio[edit]

2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport Ballabio 2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport Ballabio 2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport Ballabio 2003 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport Ballabio

The House of Mandello del Lario has launched the 2002 Moto Guzzi V 11 Sport Ballabio to celebrate the victory in the Modern Open Class of the 2002 Ballabio uphill race. This limited edition two-wheeler sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin powerplant paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 91 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque.

It also boasts race-derived features such as a 40mm Marzocchi upside-down fork, a Sachs Boge adjustable monoshock in the rear with a cantilever swingarm, dual, 320mm disc brakes in the front with Brembo calipers, a nose-fairing with a small windscreen, a single seat and blacked-out, three-spoked, cast-aluminium wheels.


2003 - 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Coppa Italia[edit]

2003 - 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Coppa Italia

This naked bike, with a 1064cc engine, was available in a limited number in Australia. The V11 Coppa Italia is very much like the V11 Cafe Sport, except the colors.




2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa[edit]

2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa

The 2004 MY Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa addresses riders who want a more dark and aggressive, race-bread machine. As the other models in the Le Mans series from the House of Mandello del Lario, it comes with a 1-64 cc V-twin that can produce 91 horsepower and 85 Nm of torque. Unlike its siblings, this machine comes with a special Nero Corsa paint scheme, combined with red and gold accents, which make it one of the most aggressive machines ever to be produced by the Italian brand.


2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans[edit]

2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans

V11 Le Mans also received a new ignition mapping which produces a more linear, progressive torque and put even more control in riders' hands, for a more pleasurable feel aboard this machine. The fairing is as classic as it gets and the huge headlight will brighten up the gloomy days and make nighttime rides easier. The 2004 MY V11 Le Mans is the most potent descendant of the glorious Moto Guzzi 859 and 1000 which used to dominate the endurance races. With an undented racing spirit but with increased power and torque, this bike is high-performance two-wheeled engineering brought to the street level, ready to provide riders with an adrenaline rush.


2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa[edit]

2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa

The 2004 MY Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa addresses riders who want a limited edition, race-inspired, and almost devilish good-looking machine designed by the House of Mandello del Lario. It comes with a special racing red paint scheme, and a few other settings and minor improvements that have been inspired directly from the Guzzi Le Mans official race machines. As all its Le mans siblings, it comes with an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1064cc, V-twin powerhouse that can produce 91 horsepower and 94 Nm of torque.


2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans

The 2004 V11 Le Mans is the most potent descendant of the glorious Moto Guzzi 859 and 1000 which used to dominate the endurance races. With an undented racing spirit but with increased power and torque, this bike is high-performance two-wheeled engineering brought to the street level, ready to provide riders with an adrenaline rush.

V11 Le Mans also received a new ignition mapping which produces a more linear, progressive torque and put even more control in riders' hands, for a more pleasurable feel aboard this machine. The fairing is as classic as it gets and the huge headlight will brighten up the gloomy days and make nighttime rides easier.


2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Naked[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Naked 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Naked 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Naked

A sporty and sweet ride for the discerning motorcyclist, the 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Naked is the base model of the V11 series. This year brings increased compression, Brembo Oro brakes for firmer, more precise handling, topping the already proverbial performance of this Mandello del Lario creation.

Add in the anatomical shape of the tank, leaving plenty of room for legs and allowing for a sporty riding style, and you'll see why the 2004 V11 Naked is the quintessence of racing spirit brought to the street level.


2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Coppa Italia[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Coppa Italia 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Coppa Italia

The V11 Coppa Italia is a special, limited edition bike created to mark Moto Guzzi's participation in the Italian Naked Bike Championship in 2003. Based on the alluring V11 machine, the Coppa Italia version is proudly showing its muscular liter-class v-twin engine and racing livery in the Italian flag colors. Sporty down to the core, the 2004 V11 Coppa Italia is destined to reach few lucky customers, as the tricolor run is limited.

This bike comes with high-performance Ohlins suspensions and Brembo brakes, being a race-specced, yet street-legal machine for sheer riding pleasure on the countryside roads or at the track.


2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa

There's hardly a classic road racing bike with more attitude than the V11 Le Mans Nero Corsa, and the 2004 makes no exception to this rule. This motorcycle carries on the acclaimed racing heritage of the older 850 and 1000 Guzzi Le Mans machines, but there's quite a lot of modern technology making it shine even brighter among its peers.

Full Öhlins suspensions, Brembo Serie Oro brakes, ergonomic controls, easy-to-read dash instruments and updated, racing-grade engine mapping make this bike a godly endurance machine descended to the street level.


2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio

Named after the notorious Italian Hillclimb Speed Championship, the Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio sports the same basics as the Naked version, but with higher handlebars for a more relaxed riding position. Just as a rider's prowess is proven on that hill, once aboard the V11 Ballabio, the world seems to change and the biker becomes one with the bike.

Retaining the full racing spirit of its older bikes, Moto Guzzi endows the V11 Ballabio with all the features which have made so many riders love these bikes. Higher compression than previous versions had and premium Brembo brakes are now standard trim for the new V11 Ballabio.


2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Cafe Sport[edit]

2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Cafe Sport 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Cafe Sport

Based on the V11 Naked, the 2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Cafe Sport brings the best of the two worlds in one nifty package which is as good-looking as it is sporty and rewarding. The rear cowl covering the pillion seat and the front mini fairing hark back to the golden era of motorcycling when cafe-racers were THE bikes.

However, with chunky, sporty forks, taller handlebars for a more relaxed position and present-day engine, suspension and braking technology, the V11 Cafe Sport is also ready to offer a thrilling ride on winding roads and show your riding buddies that retro can also mean fast and precise.


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