1999-2000 Moto Guzzi Quota 1100 ES Smart Money — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Moto Guzzi 1000 Quota Injection
Moto Guzzi 1000 Quota Injection

1999-2000 Moto Guzzi 1100 ES | Smart Money

be perfectly clear: Don’t try Moto Guzzi’s Quota ES over any triple-jumps or whoop-dee-doos your schedule allows for a lunch. As with most big-bore “adventure bikes,” the is way too portly for serious off-roading. It is, a good choice for long days with some canyon carving or gravel-road in between.

The Quota was one of Moto Guzzi’s engineering answers to questions no one The nearly 600-lb. (wet), machine first appeared in as the Europe-only Quota 1000. years later,it motored U.S. shores with and more displacement as the Quota ES.

Guzzisti promptly discovered the bike’s combination of torquey engine, large load-carrying and pothole-eating, long-travel suspension it a capable all-rounder.

The powerplant is a 1064cc version of venerable air-cooled, two-valve, longitudinal V-twin. Suspension is by with a 42mm fork up The stout steel frame is but rigid.

Optional hard and top cases are equally suited to trips or grocery-getting.

Many left dealerships without their EFI systems proper so throttle response is often A full tune-up will pay Original computers were so an updated ECU helps improve In desperation, some owners reverted to carburetors! Watch for and universal joint wear (or after about 50,000

The Excel aluminum rims can at the spoke holes, and tip-overs damage the plastic bodywork.

an older 7/33 rear box (around $500 used on will lower gearing and acceleration significantly while allowing a near 100-mph top The long, 2-into-1 exhaust and muffler cost some power. Install an aftermarket sort out the fueling and a Quota dyno at an even 62 bhp and 62 lb.-ft. of

Stiffen the soft stock with aftermarket fork

Considering all of its quirks, an owner has to want to ride a Quota. But a 1100 ES is a steadfast, comfortable Just avoid backflips, and to the blue roads. MC

Prolific torque, undaunted by

Unrefined EFI, heavy, for off-road use.

Poor response, cracked wheel worn driveline.

Better for highways than dirt

Moto Guzzi 1000 Quota Injection
Moto Guzzi 1000 Quota Injection


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