Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark 1 (1976)

The Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark I is a motorcycle produced in 1976. It has a four-stroke, 844 cc V twin engine, with a 10.2:1 compression ratio and gear-driven oil pump. It uses 2x 36mm Dell’Orto carburetors and has an electric start, producing a maximum power of 80 hp at 7300 rpm and a maximum torque of 79 Nm at 6000 rpm. The bike has a 5-speed transmission and a shaft final drive. The frame is a duplex cradle, with telescopic forks for the front suspension and a swinging arm, 5-way adjustable coil springs preload for the rear suspension. The front brakes are 2x 300mm discs, while the rear brake is a single 242mm disc. The tire sizes are 3.5H-18 for the front and 4.10V-18 for the rear. It has a wheelbase of 1470 mm, a seat height of 775 mm, and a dry weight of 198 kg. It has a fuel capacity of 22.5 liters and an average consumption of 39.6 mpg. The top speed of the Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark I is 200 km/h, or 126 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark I

Year: 1976

Engine: Four stroke, 90 degrees V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV pushrod, 2 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 844 cc / 51.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 83 x 78 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
Lubrication: Gear driven oil pump with replaceable full flow oil filter
Induction: 2x 36mm Dell’Orto carburetors
Ignition: Battery with double contact breakers and coils
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 80 hp / 59.7 kW @ 7300 rpm
Max Torque: 79 Nm / 57.5 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Frame: Duplex cradle
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension: Swinging arm, 5-WAY adjustable coil springs preload
Front Brakes: 2x 300mm discs
Rear Brakes: Single 242mm disc
Front Tyre: 3.5H-18
Rear Tyre: 4.10V-18
Wheelbase: 1470 mm / 57.9 in
Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5 in
Ground Clearance: 184 mm / 7.2 in
Dry Weight: 198 kg / 435 lbs
Wet Weight: 232 kg / 512 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 22.5 Litres / 5.9 US gal
Consumption Average: 39.6 mpg
Top Speed: 200 km/h / 126 mph

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