Moto Guzzi 1000SP Spada (1980-82)
The Moto Guzzi 1000SP Spada was a motorcycle built between 1980 and 1982 with a four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin alloy engine mounted longitudinally, with two valves per cylinder and a pushrod valve operation. The bike had a capacity of 949cc and a compression ratio of 9.2:1. It used 2 Dell Orto instruments with mechanical accelerator pumps for induction and a 5.5 pint wet sump for lubrication. The bike had a 12v 32a/h battery charged by a crankshaft-mounted 190w alternator and had a maximum power of 71 hp at 6800 rpm and a maximum torque of 84.3 Nm at 5200 rpm. The bike featured a dry twin-plate diaphragm clutch and a 5-speed transmission with a final drive shaft. The bike had a full-loop duplex cradle in all welded steel tube frame with a 35mm telescopic two-way damped Moto Guzzi tele-fork for front suspension and a pivoted fork with load-adjustable suspension units for rear suspension. The bike had dual front 300mm discs and a single 242mm disc with two-piston calipers for front and rear brakes, respectively. The bike had a 1473mm wheelbase, 762mm seat height, and weighed 244 kg when wet. The fuel capacity was 24 liters with an average fuel consumption of 52 mpg. The bike could reach a top speed of 137 mph and complete a standing 1/4 mile in 14.1 seconds at 91.5 mph.
Make Model: Moto Guzzi 1000SP Spada
Year: 1980 – 82
Engine: Four stroke, 90 degrees V twin alloy, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder, All plain bearing engine with two mains and split shell big ends. One piece forged crankshaft. Steel con-rod split across big end eye. Valve operation: Pushrod from camshaft between cylinder bases in crankcase. Clearance by screw and locknut on rocker tips
Capacity: 949 cc / 57.9 cu-in
Bohrung x Hub: 88 x 78 mm
Induction: 2 x 32mm Dell Orto instruments with mechanical accelerator pumps. Single paper cartridge filter.
Lubrication: 5.5 pint wet sump via high pressure delivery only gear pump. Replaceable paper cartridge and washable wire gauze filters.
Electrics: 12v 32a/h battery charged by crankshaft mounted 190w
Alternator: Coil and contact breaker ignition. Claimed power:
Max Power: 71 hp / 51.8 kW @ 6800 rpm
Max Torque: 84.3 Nm / 62.2 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
Clutch: Dry twin plate diaphragm unit mounted on crankshaft end.
Final Drive: Shaft, within right side pivoted fork leg. 4.71:1 reduction.
Gear Ratio: 1st 11.64, 2nd 8.08, 3rd 6.09, 4th 5.05, 5th 4.36:1
Frame: Full loop duplex cradle in all welded steel tube. Detachable lower left cradle rail for engine removal. Fully triangulated and welded rear sub-frame.
Front Suspension: 35mm telescopic Two-way damped Moto Guzzi tele-fork with De Carbon damping
Rear Suspension: Pivoted fork with two-way damped, load adjustable suspension units.
Bremsen vorne: 2x 300-mm-Scheiben 2-Kolben-Bremssättel
Rear Brakes: Single 242mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 100/90 H18
Rear Tyre: 110/100 H18
Wheelbase: 1473mm / 58 in
Seat height: 762mm / 30 in
Dry Weight: 210 kg / 460 lbs
Wet Weight: 244 kg / 538 lbs
Kraftstoffkapazität: 24 Liter / 6.3 US gal
Consumption Average: 52 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 14.1 sec / 91.5 mph
Top Speed: 137 mph
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