Moto Guzzi V11 Sport - Road Test

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Photography by Kevin Wing

Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

MSRP $11,900
Warranty 36 months,unlimited miles
Colors green, silver, black

Type air-cooled 90-deg. V-twin
Valve arrangement pushrod, 4v
Bore x stroke 92.0 x 80.0mm
Displacement 1064cc
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Carburetion Weber-Marelli injection
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive shaft
Frame rectangular box-section steel
Weight 546 lb. (wet) 511 lb. (fuel tank empty)
Fuel capacity 5.8 gal. (22L)
Suspension, front 40mm cartridgefork adjustable forcompression andrebound damping
Suspension, rear single shock adjustablefor spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brake,front dual four-piston calipers,320mm discs
Brake, rear two-piston caliper, 282mm disc
Tire, front 120/70ZR17Pirelli Dragon
Tire, rear 170/60ZR17 Pirelli Dragon

Details, Details
Hooo! It's got a centerstand!
Taller knees may disagree with the cylinders
What toolkit?
All metal except the plastic bits
Don't often pass yourself
Beats your Harley, and cheaper

Corrected 1/4-mile* 12.18 sec. @ 110.9 mph
0-60 mph 4.00 sec.
0-100 mph 10.37 sec.
Top-gear roll-on, 60-80 mph 5.14 sec.
Power to weight ratio** 8.95 lb/hp
Fuel mileage (low/high/average) 37/45/40
Cruising range (exc. reserve) 192 miles

Test Notes
Speedo error:60 mph, actual 56

Yes, indeed: a traditional, two-valve V-twin power curve. There's more than 50 foot-pounds of torque from 2000 to 8000 rpm, with no large peaks or valleys between.

Performance with test-session weather conditions corrected to sea-level standard conditions (59 degrees F, 29.92 in. of mercury)

**Wet weight plus 170 lb. rider divided by measured horsepower

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