Moto Guzzi Quota 1100ES (2000)

The Moto Guzzi Quota 1100ES (2000) is a four-stroke, 90 degree V twin motorcycle with an OHV engine that has 2 valves per cylinder. It has a capacity of 1064cc and a compression ratio of 9.5:1. The bike uses Weber-Marelli fuel-injection and produces a maximum power output of 70hp/51kW at 6200rpm and a maximum torque of 85Nm/62.7lb-ft at 3800rpm. Top speed is just under 120 mph and it has a maximum speed of 194.8 km/h. The frame is made of steel twin-beam with duplex cradle and has a front suspension of 42mm Marzocchi fork with front wheel travel of 200mm/7.8in, while the rear suspension has a Marzocchi monoshock with preload and rebound damping adjustment and a rear wheel travel of 200mm/7.8in. The front brakes have 2x 296mm discs and 2 piston calipers, with a single 260mm disc and 2 piston caliper for the rear brakes. The bike has a wheelbase of 1600mm/63in, seat height of 820mm/32.3in, and a dry weight of 245kg/540.1lbs. The fuel capacity is 20 litres/5.3 US gal and average consumption is 19.1 km/lit. The standing 1/4 mile is 12.8 seconds. The Quota 1100ES is considered to be the best road-going enduro bike from Moto Guzzi, with a lower seating position making it accessible to very tall riders.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Moto Guzzi Quota 1100ES

Year: 2000 –

Engine: Four stroke, 90 degrees V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 1064 cc / 64.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 92 x 80 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Induction: Weber-Marelli fuel-injection
Ignition: Electronic
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 70 hp / 51 kW @ 6200 rpm
Max Torque: 85 Nm / 62.7 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Frame: Steel twin-beam with duplex cradle
Front Suspension: 42mm Marzocchi fork
Front Wheel Travel: 200 mm / 7.8 in

Rear Suspension: Marzocchi monoshock with preload and rebound damping adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel: 200 mm / 7.8 in
Front Brakes: 2x 296mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 260mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 90/90-121
Rear Tyre: 130/80-17
Wheelbase: 1600 mm / 63 in
Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 in
Dry Weight: 245 kg / 540.1 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 20 Litres / 5.3 US gal
Consumption Average: 19.1 km/lit
Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.8 sec
Top Speed: 194.8 km/h
The best roadgoing enduro from Moto Guzzi was the Quota 1100ES, a big hairy I not only looked the part, but also did the job. With the two-valve engine couplet gearbox, it produced just under 120mph top road speed with handling to match, improvement over the earlier Quota was the much lower seating position at 32.25 it accessible to very tall riders.:

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