Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa (2005) review

Everyone knows that red bikes are faster, so Guzzi released this quicker version of the Le Mans
Big, solid, old skool motorcycle, this time available in red
It's still overweight and underpowered

The former ultimate incarnation of Guzzi's ancient transvers V-twin. Handling is somewhat 'interesting', despite Ohlins suspension fore and aft. Poor paint finish.

The former ultimate incarnation of Guzzi's ancient transvers V-twin. Handling is somewhat 'interesting', despite Ohlins suspension fore and aft. Poor paint finish.

Length (mm)2150
Width (mm)785
Height (mm)1210
Dryweight (kg)226
Seats1
Seat Height (mm)800
Suspension FrontMarzocchi upside-down fork, compression/extension/preload adjustable
Suspension RearCantilever swing arm Sachs mono, compression/extension/preload adjustable
Adjustability Front43mm
Wheels Front17 inch Brembo spoke light alloy
Wheels Rear17 inch Brembo spoke light alloy
Tyres Front120/70-17
Tyres Rear180/55-17
Brakes FrontTwo Brembo Oro series stainless steel floating 320mm discs with 4 piston calipers
Brakes RearSingle 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
ChassisMonobeam 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 GearDOHC
Compression Ratio9.8
IgnitionDigital electronic
CoolingAir cooled
Fuel DeliveryElectric indirect sequential injection
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveShaft

Big, solid, old skool motorcycle, this time available in red
It's still overweight and underpowered