Guzzi’s take on the adventure bikes can’t match the finesse and sophistication of more modern rivals but has charm and usefulness. The only real criticism was a certain amount of transmission snatch on opening the throttle. My bike is now 14 years old and only has 47k kms on it. What you get is good quality. Rua Machines is one of the most important builders in our neighboring country.
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Gears 4 and 5 are very very close together, making me wonder why they bothered differentiating the two ratios. With the bodywork in place, the Seven Motors team revelled in how well the different styles of the milled frame and classic bodywork juxtaposed against one another, so it was decide this approach would dictate the rest of the build. The reason it was built was to qualify for a low-cost license and tax category rather than breaking… Continue Reading.
I have ridden a couple of km days in the saddle, no qualms. Clip on bars wearing Motogadget mirrors and bar end indicators sit at the top of each fork leg and the hand controls are Brembo items. Is this the new Guzzi Le Mans? Firming up the Marzocchi forks, which have adjusters for compression damping on the top of the left leg and rebound damping on the right, gave a distinct improvement. And until you dial in to the bike be prepared to hit some false neutrals. Thanks mostly to Aprilia, that all changed markedly will the V11, especially later ones.
Sold after 18 months. Milled into the top clamp is a MotoGadget mini speedo overshadowed by a centrally mounted tachometer. Yes you have to live with its niggles and problems and it will never hold its own against the HP crowd but its got something that most bikes haven’t Good news for classic motorcycle owners as new MoT exemption rules set to come in for Rear brake Double-action Brembo caliper, mm disc.
The Moto Guzzi V11 steers predictably, too and has decent suspension and brakes. Most owners are in some sort of Guzzi club and will have made the improvements for you by now. Guzzi then uprated the V-twin to power police bikes and the cc V7 tourer of The Moto Guzzi V11 is slightly better than run-of-the-mill. There was a slight tingle through the otherwise comfortable seat at some engine speeds, but more importantly the handlebars buzzed noticeably at higher revs more so when the throttle was open, and the engine working hard, than when cruising at a steady speed.
I wanted one of these for years and always talked myself on to something more mainstream.
Riders with short legs had a stretch to use the sidestand, which thankfully has an ignition cut-out instead of a suicide spring. Thankfully in when Aprilia to Guzzi under its wing quality improved dramatically, but they never managed to shed those extra kilos. Top gear is tall enough that at 75mph the motor is turning over at just rpm, which helps give that long-legged feel that Guzzis have been famous for over the years.
Sport and Le Mans discontinued.
The reason it was built was to qualify for a low-cost license and tax category rather than breaking…. Handling is typically stable, though the rather soft forks dive when the powerful front drum brake is used hard. After its release in the Moto Guzzi V11 received pretty average reviews. Moto Guzzi V11 Sport launched. What you get is good quality. Future production will centre on the V11 Sport, a touring V11 GT likely to debut next year, plus long-standing models including the California and its new stripped-down derivative the Jackal.
Moto Guzzi has unveiled three special models to celebrate its 80th birthday. Bike of the Day: The revised fuel-injection system gave a light throttle action and crisp power delivery, even from very low revs. How much is it to insure?
Very planted on the road, the Ohlins tuzzi up is great, firm but compliant, on A and B roads. At the front of the engine is a finned cover styled to match the milled tank piece and the bikes basic paint scheme is designed to highlight the aluminium components used in its construction.