Moto Guzzi V 50 Monza (1981-82)

The Moto Guzzi V 50 Monza is a motorcycle produced in 1981-1982 with a longitudinally-mounted, 90-degree V twin, air-cooled engine with a capacity of 490cc. It has two carburetors, electronic ignition, and delivers 48 horsepower and 10.4:1 compression. The transmission is a 5-speed manual and chains power to the rear wheel via a drive shaft. The Monza’s front suspension includes Telehydraulic gas forks, while the rear suspension is a swinging arm fork with hydraulic gas shock absorbers. Braking is a combination of front double discs and a single rear disc. The Monza tips the scales at 160kg, with a fuel capacity of 16 litres, and has a fuel-consumption average of 43.7 mpg. It can reach a top speed of 107 mph and travel the quarter-mile in 14.3 seconds.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Moto Guzzi V 50 Monza

Year: 1981 – 82

Engine: Four stroke, 90 degrees V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 490 cc / 29.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 74 x 57 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 10.4:1
Induction: 2x 28mm Dell’Orto PHBH carbs
Ignition: Battery powered inductive
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 48 hp / 35.7 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque: NA
Clutch: Dry single plate
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Front Suspension: Telehydraulic gas forks
Rear Suspension: Swinging arm fork with hydraulic gas shock absorbers

Front Brakes: 2x 260mm disc
Rear Brakes: Single 235mm disc
Front Tyre: 3.25-18
Rear Tyre: 3.50-18
Dry Weight: 160 kg / 353 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 16 Litres / 4.2 US gal
Consumption Average: 43.7 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 14.3 sec / 91.3 mpg
Top Speed: 107 mph

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