The Quota was one of Moto Guzzi’s famous engineering answers to questions no one asked. The nearly 600-lb. (wet), shaft-driven machine first appeared in 1992 as the Europe-only Quota 1000. Seven years later,it motored onto U.S. shores with fuel-injection and more displacement as the Quota 1100 ES. Guzzisti promptly discovered that the bike’s combination of torquey twin-cylinder engine, large load-carrying capacity and pothole-eating, long-travel suspension made it a capable all-rounder.