Moto Guzzi 750SP Spada (1988)

The Moto Guzzi 750SP Spada was a motorcycle model released in 1988. It had a four-stroke V-twin engine with a capacity of 744cc and 4 valves per cylinder. The bike was air-cooled with a compression ratio of 9.7:1 and a maximum power of 48 hp at 6600 RPM. The Spada’s lubrication system used a pressure pump, and it started electrically. It had a single plate, dry-type clutch and a five-speed transmission, with shaft final drive.

The bike was built with a steel tubular duplex cradle frame that was disassemblable. It had a Moto Guzzi hydropneumatic telescopic fork front suspension and a swinging fork rear suspension that was supported with Koni adjustable shock absorbers. Its brake system used a dual 270mm floating disc at the front and a single 235mm disc at the rear.

The Spada weighed around 185 kg and had a fuel capacity of 16 litres, allowing for a fuel consumption rate of 17.8 km per litre. The bike had a top speed of 167.8 km/h, and it could reach up to 146.1 km/h in a standing 1/4 mile. The bike had a braking distance of 13.0 metres for the 60-0 km/h range and 39.7 metres for the 100-0 km/h range. Overall, the Moto Guzzi 750SP Spada was a well-rounded motorcycle built for practicality and high-performance.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Moto Guzzi 750SP Spada

Year: 1988 –

Engine: Four stroke, V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 744 cc / 45.3 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 80 x 74 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
Lubrication: Pressure pump
Induction: 2x 30mm PHBH Dell’Orto carburetors
Ignition: Electronic motoplat double pick-up
Starting: Electric
Max Pawer: 48 hp / 35 kW @ 6600 rpm
Max Torque: 59.4 Nm / 6.06 kgf-m @ 5600 rpm
Clutch: Single plate, dry type
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Frame: Steel tubular duplex cradle, disassemblable

Front Suspension: Moto Guzzi hydropneumatic telescopic forks with pressure equalizer
Rear Suspension: Swinging fork, light alloy die-casting with Koni adjustable shock absorbers
Front Brakes: 2x 270mm discs
Rear Brakes: Single 235mm disc
Wheels: Light alloy casting
Front Tyre: 100/90 V18
Rear Tyre: 120/90 V18
Dry Weight: 185 kg / 408 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 16 Litres / 4.2 US gal
Consumption Average: 17.8 km/lit
Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 0: 13.0 m / 39.7 m
Standing 1/4 Mile: 14.3 sec / 146.1 km/h
Top Speed: 167.8 km/h

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