Moto Guzzi 1000SPII Spada (1983-87)

The Moto Guzzi 1000SPII Spada was produced from 1983 to 1987 and featured a four-stroke, 90 degrees V twin alloy engine with pushrod valve operation and two valves per cylinder. This air-cooled engine had a capacity of 949cc and a compression ratio of 9.2:1. Induction came from two 30mm Dell’Orto VHB with air filtering and inlet silencer, and lubrication was handled by a pressure pump. The maximum power of the Spada was 67 hp at 6700 rpm, with a max power of 62 hp at 6500 rpm at the rear wheel, and max torque of 75.3 Nm/55.6 lb-ft at 5200 rpm. The transmission was a 5-speed with final drive by shaft within the right side pivoted fork leg. The frame was a duplex cradle design, complete with front suspension that used a Moto Guzzi telescopic air fork with pressure equalizer and a swinging fork with adjustable hydraulic dampers at the rear. The motorcycle weighed 220kg/485lbs dry and had a fuel capacity of 26 litres/6.8 US gal. The Spada also featured light alloy casting wheels, with a front tyre of either 110/90 H16 or 110/90 V16 and a rear tyre of either 120/90 H18 or 120/90 V18.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Moto Guzzi 1000SPII Spada

Year: 1983 – 87

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
Bore x Stroke: 88 x 78 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Induction: 2x 30mm Dell’Orto VHB with air filltering and inlet silencer
Lubrication: By pressure pump
Ignition: Current distributor
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 67 hp 49 kW @ 6700 rpm
Max Power Rear Tyre: 62 hp @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque: 75.3 Nm / 55.6 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
Clutch: Dry twin plate diaphragm unit mounted on crankshaft end
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft, within right side pivoted fork leg. 4.71:1 reduction

Frame: Duplex cradle, disassemblable
Front Suspension: Moto Guzzi telescopic air fork with pressure equalizer
Rear Suspension: Swinging fork with adjusable hydraulic dampers
Front Brakes: 2x 270mm discs
Rear Brakes: Single 270mm disc
Wheels: Light alloy casting
Front Tyre: 110/90 H16 or 110/90 V16
Rear Tyre: 120/90 H18 or 120/90 V 18
Dry Weight: 220 kg / 485 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 26 Litres / 6.8 US gal

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