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2008 Moto Guzzi Bellagio

2008 Moto Guzzi Bellagio

The new Bellagio symbolises the depth of the relationship between Moto Guzzi and its surrounding territory. This relationship is so strong that the immense beauty of the Lariano area affects both the ideas and creativity of man and in a sense leads him to create works of natural beauty in all his endeavours.

This empathy between the local environment and human inventiveness can be clearly seen in the new Moto Guzzi Bellagio that identifies a place known the world over for its beauty with the free spirit of those that revel in motor cycling. Individuality and sheer style are embodied in a reserved, but sophisticated design that displays highly advanced innovative technological solutions balanced with a trendy image.

The CARC (Reactive Shaft Drive System) is a good example of this advanced technology. This system transforms the might of the new 940 cc engine into silky smooth acceleration making this machine Moto Guzzi’s most powerful naked bike. Other indicators are seen in the presence of the progressive rear suspension system, in the Brembo floating caliper brake system that act on 320 mm discs, in the rear shock absorber and the fully adjustable forks. These technical high quality solutions favour active safety, set a dynamic equilibrium and provide such riding pleasure that the Bellagio is the new point of reference in the category. The Bellagio has the temperament of a naked under the skin of a custom machine. The spoked wheels, drag bar, rear-set saddle and forward positioned footpegs are just a few examples of the details of a style that concentrates weight on the rear wheel giving the impression of a bike that is fixed to the ground, ready to take off at the drop of a hat.

The new 940 cc engine is more than capable of making this machine fly. While the engine is docile and vibration-free, it puts out huge power with immense torque from even very low revs. This power can be heard in the legendary engine note emitted from new twin silencers that sing a song called Bellagio.

Technical Data

Engine - Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling - Air cooled
Capacity - 935.6 cc
Bore and stroke - 95 x 66 mm
Compression ratio - 10
Timing - 2 valves per cylinder commanded by light alloy cam acting on rocker arm and mechanical tappets
Intake valve opening - 24 ° before upper TDC.
Intake valve closing - 52 ° after lower TDC.
Exhaust valve opening - 54 ° before lower TDC.
Exhaust valve closing - 22 ° after upper TDC.
Timing diagram - measured with rocker arm/valve play
Maximum power output - 55 KW at 7,200 rpm
Max Torque - 78 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Fuel supply - Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW phased, alfa-n system; 2 Ø 40 mm throttle bodies with Weber IW 031 injectors
Starter - Electric
Ignition - Digital electronic with Magneti Marelli IAW 15RC inductive discharge
Exhaust system - 2 stainless steel pipes connected to 1 expansion chamber connected to two chromed steel silencers; 3-way catalyser with Lambda probe.
Homologation - Euro 3


Gearbox - 6 speed, constantly engaged cogs with integrated flexible couplings. 1st: 17/38 = 1 : 2.235, 2nd: 20/34 = 1 : 1.7, 3rd: 23/31 = 1 : 1.348, 4th: 26/29 = 1 : 1.115, 5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968, 6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Lubrication - Forced lubrication with lobe pump and pressure regulator
Primary drive - Helicoidal gears, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458
Final drive - Shaft drive, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.667
Clutch - Dry mechanically operated twin plate

Frame - Very rigid high tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase - 1,570 mm
Rake - 165 mm
Steering angle - 28°
Front suspension - Marzocchi Ø 45 mm adjustable front forks
Front wheel travel - 140 mm
Rear suspension - Single swingarm with progressive action – single rebound adjustable shock absorber with easy to operate pre-load setting knob
Rear wheel travel - 120 mm
Front brakes - Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel discs, floating Brembo calipers with 2 parallel pistons.
Rear brakes - Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating Brembo calipers with 2 parallel pistons.
Wheels - Spoked aluminium alloy (tubeless)
Front wheel - 3.5” x 18”
Rear wheel - 5.5” x 17”
Front tyre - 120/70 ZR 18 M/C (59W) TL Roadtec Z6
Rear tyre - 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL Roadtec Z6


Voltage - 12 V
Battery - 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator - 12 V - 350 W


Length - 2,270 mm
Width - 890 mm
Height - 1,310 mm
Saddle height - 780 mm
Minimum ground clearance - 150 mm
Dry weight - 224 kg
Fuel tank capacity - 19 litres
Reserve - 4 litres

Technical data specified above for the Bellagio may be changed without prior notice.