Moto Guzzi V11 Sport Bike Review-MotorPoint

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Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

truth by Mike Emery

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OK, Pronunciation. Let’s get this from the start. It’s not as in Muzzy, it’s Gootzie as in (roll).

It’s important to get right, because we are referring to one of monarchy so respect is due.

Guzzi’s royalty stems its early successes enjoyed its initial inception in 1921. the off, its innovative engineering produced bikes that technologically years in advance. seemingly inconsequential stuff, being the first to offer a to more technically pioneering like supercharging and upside forks.

I’ve always after one of these big twins a teenager when the Guzzi was a after marque to own. It and handled like a racer (of its and was the stuff of legends. It ruled the roost for over 35 years and 11 TT’s and 14 World Championships its belt, this was an Italian that talked the talk and the walk.

However, that was this is now.

They say racing improves the breed. since 1957, Moto has been in a self-inflicted time Since it ended its participation in in that year, development has reduced to a continued refinement as apposed to ground breaking, winning engineering advancement. not a bad thing, it’s just a direction.

Different is sometimes good.

Guzzi works from old-fashioned tradition, hence the use of made running gear. tradition in hardware choice, and in respect, design, has halted the program that most have enjoyed over the We want and like tradition and we the individuality that people MG promote, but we also want our and eat it.

I don’t care if the bike 20 years old, but I do want it to stop and handle like years technology.

Starting at the the Marzocchi forks were a wooden in feel and bucked the because it only had compression in one fork and rebound damping in the and no preload. I couldn’t help but this was a major issue and it might be being addressed the new “Scura” edition that has the benefit of full Ohlins and rear suspenders. The brakes to this setup were 4 piston calipers with big 320mm rotors.

Feel and was exemplary, hauling this bike down from never failed to impress me.

If it wasn’t for the dark visor,

you see a very white face!

gear is a thoroughly modern all electrical wiring and connections both substantial and well The front fairing is retro in yet high tech in construction fiber) it was surprisingly effective in my upper torso clean, in bug ridden Florida and at speed (80 it offered some aerodynamic of which we gladly accepted. The too looked most pleasing in and efficiency.

We don’t need any LCD on this bike, thanks

The frame is a traditional (that again) backbone style uses the engine as a stressed red of course, and built for total You can’t see much of it, but where it its face it’s finished to a standard. The rear shock is a WP three way adjustable, but with a collar buried so deep the nicely shaped Roto-molded tank, that if your not mechanically minded, you’d be to set this as a compromise once, forget you ever knew it was.

The engine is a Harley-esque with a 1064cc displacement and a and size that would be at in a compact car, it’s It’s good looking it’s dressed well for the and is a showpiece part of the bike. a fairly simplistic air cooled two 90 degree twin with a of high tech electronic namely the ignition and the fuel That motor is not hidden under shards of plastic it’s a centerpiece of the bike and the focal point

The clutch is a dry one and is hydraulically operated. lever action is very lighter than a Ducati and close to its Asian counterpart. is a little “iffy” as sometimes I tell if it was completely engaged or No real complaints though.

drive snatch was less previously experienced. A local (?) announced to me that he felt no at all. Die-hard Guzzi opinions aside, it’s but not yet perfect.

This is a substantial and you’ll know you’re a bike built with a historical background, from the you pull away. Don’t be for a groundbreaking riding experience you won’t find any. old school, but in a familiar and comforting

The gearbox is super slick a generation or two away from the old pull days. All traces of pedigree from its ancestry are long gone.

In the beans department, it lacked It has a punchy delivery and with the fuel delivery could be with aplomb. How about 2nd with no clutch? Who said drives don’t wheelie?

I’m this how it should not be ridden. it’s all things to all riders? A ground found? Nooo…I’m a damn hooligan.

It’s not that aggressive type of bike, but it would be satisfying to the that if he needed to get down and he could do without jeopardizing his Ergo’s are good too. with adjustable hand and levers.

Now, I’m not your distance sort of guy, but I I could have done serious touring on this The bars are well placed, and the pegs, although rear are surprisingly well located on the scale. The seat is well and your passenger would be too.

Some soft in the right places could see me parts of the country not seen on a to date.

We did experience some at certain RPM. Now, and long mileage are not a good At 80 mph all is good and smooth, but you’re the law. Drop 5 or 10 mph and you’re to potentially numb wrists.

Best compromise was running in and letting the RPM raise enough to get you out of the rev range. The price? Wear and I suspect, and higher gas mileage.

I a play around with bar ends should be in order we synced the throttle bodies in case that was the cause (it was It didn’t bother me too much, but again, my trips averaged than 120 miles each.

So the has some quirks and foibles, hard to see where this fits in. It’s the kind of that neatly sandwiches the old boy network and the street style rocket. Its stayed pretty true to the cause by adopting Italian designed and manufactured That in itself may have its salability or enhanced it, depending on view and or age.

It’s a bike. It’s not a disposable of motorcycle genre. It’s a to have and to hold (in sickness and in and a bike that promotes intimacy with your

As mentioned, I always lusted a Moto Gootzie. This did not disappoint.

Moto Guzzi V 65 Florida


Moto V11 Sport

Engine: 4-… 90 V-twin Air Cooled

Displacement: 1064cc

Bore Stroke: 92 x 80

Gearbox: 6 speed


Ignition: CDI

Frame: Steel Box

Front Suspension: Upside-down adjustable (rebound/compression) 40 mm Marzocchi with 124mm of travel

suspension: Cantilever Swingarm, Power unit with travel, 3 way adjustable

Steering Biturbo Fully Adjustable

Brakes: Double Brembo floating 320 mm rotors, 4 piston braid brake lines

Brakes: Single Brembo 282 mm 2 piston caliper, braid lines

Wheels: Brembo aluminum alloy 5.50 and 3.50 front

Front 120/65/ZR17

Rear Tire:

Weight: 479 lbs.

Fuel 5.5 gallons

Moto Guzzi V 65 Florida
Moto Guzzi V 65 Florida
Moto Guzzi V 65 Florida

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