Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport ‘Corsa’ Special Edition

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Our British cousins across the ponds are some lucky buggers today, as the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport ‘Corsa’ Special Edition was just released from the Italian brand. Taking your standard Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport, and dressing it up in a special red & white paint scheme with gold trim, the 1200 Sport ‘Corsa’ is an attractive take on a classic motorcycle line. Sure the special edition model is just some fresh paint on the v-twin standard, but Moto Guzzi isn’t adding on any additional cost for the machine (£9,378 OTR), which just makes this simply a very attractive option in the 1200 Sport line-up. Tastefully done, it shows that a little extra styling can go a long way.

The 1200 Sport is powered by the same smooth 1151cc V90 8v engine found in the new Stelvio NTX & Norge GT, delivering 102bhp @ 7,000rpm and 77 lbs•ft of torque. Handling the bumps in the road are Marzocchi forks adjustable for pre-load, compression, and rebound damping along with a similarly multi adjustable rear shock. Marchesini 3-spoke wheels hold the tires on, while braking is taken care of by Brembo, with twin 320mm discs with 4-piston radial calipers at the front and a single 298mm disc at the rear.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa Technical specifications

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
Maximum power output: Over 77 kW (105 CV) at 7,000 rpm
Max Torque: Over 105 Nm at 6,750 rpm
Exhaust system: Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.
Homologation: Euro 3
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
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. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic). 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 tyre: 120/70 ZR17”
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR17”
Length: 2,195 mm
Width (handlebars): 840 mm
Height (windshield): 1,160 mm
Seat height: 800 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 185 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 23 litre (4 litre reserve)

Source: Moto Guzzi UK

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