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2009 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V

Moto Guzzi 1200 SportMoto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V

The look we already know but the 105 CV of “grunt” from the “Quattrovalvole” engine is all new. The power delivery is silky smooth and, on the open road, the bike’s true sports character shines along with numerous technical innovations and a new sense of style. The new “over and under” exhaust system communicates the innate power and innovation of the engine as does the new triangular base of the silencer and the new clear rear lamp cluster. Better performance ensures that the new 1200 SPORT 4V will become an icon for riders seeking real sports performance, not just show.

Good taste is assured by the style that gives this Moto Guzzi its character. This style can be seen in the screen and the saddle that house racing number plates like competition models, it can be seen in the white-faced instruments, in the Brembo Gold Series brakes and in the set-back aluminium footpegs. Although the new Moto Guzzi 1200 SPORT 4V has a decidedly sports type set-up, it is also an excellent tourer with every detail well designed for the rider and pillion passenger to travel in the utmost comfort.

The saddle is well padded and offers great support, weight distribution is ideal and with a low centre of gravity, the 1200 SPORT 4 V can easily change direction very quickly on those twisty roads that offer the rider such satisfaction. The superb handling is due to the exceptional rigidity of the twin cradle steel frame, the forks and the fully adjustable shock absorber that guarantee both comfort and excellent road holding. Those of you that go touring will really appreciate the protection offered by the windscreen and how this sports bike so easily becomes a real Grand Tourer complete with heated hand grips, panniers, top box and satellite navigation system.

No matter the speed, the brakes provide very wide safety margins and consist of twin 320 mm discs with radial mounted four-piston calipers at the front and a single 298 mm disc at the rear. The brake sizes are the same on the ABS version. In classic black or elegant titanium grey, the 1200 Sport 4V also stands out with its subtle green, white and red stripe that celebrates the bike’s Italian heritage.

Technical Data

Engine

  • Type : Four-stroke V 90 twin Cooling : Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
  • Capacity : 1,151cc
  • Bore and stroke : 95 x 81.2 mm
  • Compression ratio : 11 : 1
  • Timing diagram : Intake valve opening 36° before upper TDC. (play 1 mm) Intake valve closing 62° after lower TDC.
  • Exhaust valve opening 58° before lower TDC. Exhaust valve closing 30° after upper TDC. Measured with rocker arm/valve play of 1.5 mm
  • Maximum power output : Over 77 kW (105 CV) at 7,000 rpm
  • Max Torque : Over 105 Nm at 6,750 rpm
  • Fuel supply/ignition : Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
  • Starter : Electric
  • Spark plugs : NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
  • Exhaust system : Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe. Homologation : Euro 3

Transmission

  • Gearbox : 6 speed
  • Gear ratios : 1st 17/38 = 1: 2.235 : 2nd 20/34 =1: 1.700 : 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 : Oil bath.
  • Primary drive : Helicoidal gears, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.4583 Final drive : CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
  • Clutch : Single plate with integrated flexible couplings

Chassis

  • Frame : tubular cradle, high tensile steel
  • Wheelbase : 1,495 mm
  • Trail : 120 mm Rake : 25°
  • Steering angle : 32°
  • Front suspension : telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm spring preload and rebound damping adjustable. Front wheel travel : 120 mm
  • Rear suspension : single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)
  • Rear wheel travel : 140 mm
  • Front brake : twin stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 opposed piston
  • Rear brake : single steel fixed disc, Ø 282 mm, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
  • Wheels : three spokes, light alloy wheels, gravity die-casting
  • Front wheel : 3.50” x 17”
  • Rear wheel : 5.50” x 17”
  • Front tyre : 120/70 ZR17”
  • Rear tyre : 180/55 ZR17”

Electrical Equipment

  • Voltage : 12 V Battery : 12 V – 18 Ah
  • Alternator : 12 V – 550 W

Dimensions

  • Length : 2,195 mm
  • Width (handlebars) : 840 mm
  • Height (windshield) : 1,160 mm
  • Seat height : 800 mm
  • Minimum round clearance : 185 mm
  • Dry weight : 240 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity : 23 litre
  • Reserve : 4 litre

Technical data specified above for the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V may be changed without prior notice.