Envisioned as a luxury streetbike in 1949, the Quattro gained chain drive and a five-speed gearbox on its way to the 1956 500cc world championship.
Gilera 500/4, Moto Guzzi Otto Cilindri V8, Matchless G45, Norton ES2.
|Price ||na |
|Engine Type ||a-c inline-four |
|Valve train ||DOHC, 8v |
|Displacement ||497cc |
|Bore x stroke ||53.0 x 56.4mm |
|Compression ||10.4:1 |
|Fuel system ||(4) Dell'Orto 28mm carburetors |
|Clutch ||Dry, multi-plate |
|Transmission ||5-speed |
|Claimed horsepower ||65 bhp @ 10,500 rpm |
|Claimed torque ||na |
|Frame ||Steel duplex |
|Front suspension ||MV Agusta 38mm fork |
|Rear suspension ||Twin Girling shocks |
|Front brake ||MV Agusta 230mm 4LS drum |
|Rear brake ||MV Agusta 220mm SLS drum |
|Front tire ||100/90-19 Avon Roadrunner |
|Rear tire ||100/90-19 Avon Super Venom |
|Rake/trail ||26.0°/4.5 in. |
|Seat height ||na |
|Wheelbase ||59.0 in. |
|Fuel capacity ||na |
|Claimed curb weight ||306 lbs. |
|Colors ||Red/silver |
Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Faster than everything else for longer than most.