Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans review

It's big, but it isn't clever, the Le Mans is very shiny on the surface, but we suspect deeply oily underneath

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By Visordown on Thu, 1 Jan 2004 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Moto Guzzi
Category:
Sportsbikes
Price:
£ 7829
Overall
3
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If you want a new bike with old skool sensibilities, the Le Mans is a man-sized chunk of motorcycling machinery
Heavy to the point of obesity, the Le Mans is far less racy than its name suggests

Too expensive to be properly attractive, but undeniably butch in a confused neo-retro way. If you like your bikes solid, this is one lump that won't disappoint.Too expensive to be properly attractive, but undeniably butch in a confused neo-retro way. If you like your bikes solid, this is one lump that won't disappoint.
Length (mm) 2150
Width (mm) 785
Height (mm) 1210
Dryweight (kg) 226
Seats 1
Seat Height (mm) 800
Suspension Front Marzocchi upside-down fork, extension and preload adjustable
Suspension Rear Cantilever swing arm Sachs mono, compression/extension/preload adjustable
Wheels Front 17 inch Brembo spoke light alloy
Wheels Rear 17 inch Brembo spoke light alloy
Tyres Front 120/70-17
Tyres Rear 180/55-17
Brakes Front Two Brembo Oro series stainless steel floating 320mm discs with 4 piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single Brembo stainless steel fixed 282mm disc with 2 piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres) 20.7
Wheelbase (mm) 1490
Ground Clearance (mm) 178
Trail (mm) 103
Chassis Monobeam frame
Cubic Capacity (cc) 1064
Max Power (bhp) 90
Max Power Peak (rpm) 8200
Torque (ft/lb) 69
Torque Peak (rpm) 5400
Bore (mm) 92
Stroke (mm) 80
Valve Gear DOHC
Compression Ratio 9.8
Ignition Digital electronic
Cooling Air cooled
Fuel Delivery Electric indirect sequential injection
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Shaft

Score Breakdown
Overall
3
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