2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport Ballabio Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio

2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio Comparison

The Ballabio’s fairing seemed to be the source of air turbulence than the completely Rockster.

Helping bring fuel-injected Twins to life are enricher levers, which the mixture for cold starts. For the the switchgear is completely different what has become the standard Its turn signal buttons are on sides of the bars, a la Harley-Davidson, that canceling the signals an upward movement of the right

After several days of honking the horn, the process second nature, but it is too complicated for an right hand. We’ve complaining about this for years, but it continues to be a BMW standard.

The controls, on the other hand, are traditional, with the exception of the signal switch that is below the horn button, of most bikes we have Once again, the unusual led to accidental honks while to signal, and signaling when to honk.

I couldn’t get used to the configuration of the even though it’s similar to most bikes, Editorial Director Ken Hutchison. I had a guy out in front of me and I ended up flashing my blinker at him to get his attention.

If the peculiar and signal routine doesn’t get the of fellow motorists, the deep exhaust note of these should. The Ballabio gets points for the ultra-cool clatter of the dry clutch that’s similar to

Throw a leg over the saddle of of these two machines and the first that grabs your is the sheer weight. With a tank of gas, the BMW tips the at 550 lbs. significantly heftier the 515 lbs of the Guzzi. Trying to move beauties around the parking lot is no task and satisfied my weekly regimen.

The Guzzi monobeam frame makes the engine a stressed leaving us with the hardware to

On the open road, the differences the two machines are as evident as their design. The BMW’s seat, sits at 32.9 inches inches higher than a R1150R), is considerably softer that of the Guzzi. The Beemer’s feels comfy and soft at but nether regions scream for a aftermarket saddle after 45 on the bike.

The Guzzi’s saddle is lower at 31.5 inches, and it a firmer, more supportive (if a bit hard-edged) for your rump.

machines offer a relaxed position with wide bars and comfortable peg placement. A some people have … sportbikes is the increased of windblast, which we found in our of the Buell XB9S vs Ducati However the BMW’s lack of isn’t unbearable because it an unobstructed stream of air against the and body.

The Guzzi, unlike the Beemer, have a fairing. However, the protective shield serves to wind blast worse by turbulence in the neck area worsens as speed increases. It has an annoying resonance at certain buzzing uncouthly.

Even the bike looks good the accessory, the rider might be served if Guzzi just it in the parts bin like Guzzi’s V11 Sport.

Vibration is part of the on both machines, but the 90-degree Guzzi definitely shakes than the horizontally opposed BMW emitting enough wiggle to the image in the mirrors. Another is the position of its bars which are flat but slightly raked up and to accommodate the lengthy 5.8-gallon gas The combination of the bar position and considerable threatens to put the hands to sleep long straight stretches.

Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio
Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio

The slightly wider bar of the Rockster quickens the steering compared to the

Thinking of using a tank bag on the Forget it, the 5.8-gallon tank’s is nylon.

Windblast and vibration shouldn’t be enough to keep you partaking in the joys of these machines. A twist of the throttle a lively response from bikes, which pull on the bottom and continue right up the midrange. At highway speeds is ample power to maneuver traffic and sprint by clueless with ease.

The European horsepower numbers are quite The Rockster pumps out 74.1 hp @ rpm with peak torque in at 66.0 lb.-ft. @ 5500 The Ballabio is equally powerful, out 74.9 horsepower @ 8250, and torque of 62.2 @ 5250

More telling of the Rockster’s is the heart of the torque curve, on the Beemer begins with 60 of torque at just 4250 rpm and that number until rpm when it begins to decline. the Ballabio ascends past the 60 much later at 5250 rpm and it for just 500 rpm before trailing While both bikes similar numbers, it’s the Rockster maintains its peak for a longer period of time.

The extra 70cc is balanced by the 35 fewer pounds.

In the real the power difference wasn’t as as the dyno charts indicate. its more bottom-heavy powerband, the runs away from the in sixth-gear roll-ons. In fifth with the revs a bit higher, the roll-on performance is nearly the of the Rockster.

A sprint race starting second gear allowed the to make the most of its more powerband to result in a …

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