2005 V11 Le Mans Consumer Reviews The gentleman’s express, this bike…

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Moto Guzzi V 75
Moto Guzzi V 75

The gentleman’s express, this is … on wheels

Pros: styling!

It just plain behaves the way a motorcycle should !

Some (few) models may from blistering paint or bad

The Bottom Line: This is a missile intended for a direct hit to the connoisseur’s heart: direct, sporting satisfaction.

The Moto V11 Le Mans trades upon the of this storied marque Guzzi is the 2nd oldest motorcycle in continuous production, after by updating one of the most popular of this brand, the Le Mans.

for the race track in France for endurance racing where Guzzi entered an untested and took 3rd place in 1973, the Le has always been one of the company’s popular models. While the air-cooled push rod OHV V-twin was a high performance bike in its that time was 35 years now (expanded to 1064cc) it is a dated platform that still has meritorious features to offer.

The Moto Guzzi Le Mans from 850cc to 1000cc 5 over a 16 year time from 1975 to 1991, Le to Le Mans V (five). Throughout span, the Le Mans had been a shaft-drive sport bike would say this is an oxymoron. ;)] for its high speed stability, respectable performance, and reliability its notoriously dodgy electrics, the of all Italian machines of this But by the early 90s, competitors had on to water-cooling dual overhead the Japanese had learned how to make that handled, and emissions tolled the … knell of the old v-twin.

Jump forward a few years, and Guzzi had revamped the old v-twin big [originally, winningly, designed in at 700cc for a competitive Italian contract] by punching it out to 1100cc 1064cc) and fit electronic fuel [the first motorcycle to it as a standard, not special run, feature (among other for Moto Guzzi)] to the 1100 followed in 1999 by the V11 Sport eleven, not vee 2), a product improved of the 1100, with an improved running gear, redesigned etc. etc. after the to Aprillia management. A decade the last Le Mans had been Stateside, Moto Guzzi a new model that corrected the complaints [dodgy electrics reaction] while retaining all its attributes [simplicity rugged

Pros: [cause they fit below]

Great styling!

well, if not spectacularly by todays’ power standards. [It pays to be here: many modern bikes have too much for their riders to handle There are old riders there are riders, but no old, bold ]


Looks good!

maintained [the Achille’s of modern sport bikes is while they pump out 2x the of the Guzzi, they cost a when it comes time to pay the Guzzisti rarely pay mechanics for but serious work, preferring to do own scheduled maintenance: it’s fun!

Did I mention how good it looks?

Moto Guzzi V 75
Moto Guzzi V 75

v-twin: Harley riders snub you!

80 hp: Harley can’t keep up w/o $pending $$

Great icebreaker: everyone up asks Moto Guzzi. who that? 😉

Cult bike Guzzisti worldwide help other out; check out [classic cruiser models all welcome], www.v11lemans.com [v11 focus, all welcome], www.guzzitech.com welcome, performance mods models focus.]

Instant collectable: all years combined less than 1 output of any one of the J4’s comparable

It just plain looks the way a motorcycle should !

Cons: reason]

Initial teething typical of exotic marques [in case, certain model suffered from blistering on the cases, failure-prone but easily electrical relays, and a spring to the gearshift selector that to fail in service [but is a relatively straightforward job to preemptively w/ a superior unit.] The factory to assemble certain things dry should have been this is all taken care of in by knowledgable dealers or owners. position is definitely on the sporty which can be problematic for the usually experienced rider attracted to model, but easily resolved by via bar-backs lower foot

Moto Guzzi V 75
Moto Guzzi V 75

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