Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V




Make Model

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V


2007 - 08


Four stroke, 90 V twin, longitudinally mounted, light alloy push-rod, 2 valves per cylinder.


1151 cc / 70.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Lubrication Splash
Exhaust Stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three ways catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor. Euro 3


Fuel supply/ignition Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 45 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 162 injectors, Lambda probe and twin spark plugs.


Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition  /  electric
Starting Electric

Max Power

67.2 kW / 92.2 hp @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

96 Nm / 70.8 lb-ft @ 5800 rpm
Clutch Dry mechanically operated twin plate


6 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.347
4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.967
6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Frame Tubular cradle, high tensile steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic hydraulic fork with 45 mm and TIN surface treatment, preload adjustable
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Dimensioons  Height 1160 mm / 45.7 in
Length 2195 mm / 86.4 in
Width 840 mm / 33.1 in
Wheelbase 1485 mm / 58.5 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in
Ground clearance 185 mm / 7.3 in

Dry Weight

229 kg / 504.9  albs

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres / 6.0 US gal

The 90 degree V-Twin achieves a claimed output of "over 94hp @ 7800rpm" (along with "over 74lb/ft of torque @ 5800rpm") through a host of changes, including a revised intake tract, redesigned intake and exhaust port shapes, and an all-new exhaust system. Inside the engine, twin spark plugs ingnite the air/fuel mixture, which propels lighter 9.8:1 compression pistons and lightweight rods - which reciprocate in a crankcase which has a revised oiling system for higher flow.

According to their press materials, Moto Guzzi even plans to offer a "track kit", which will add a modified cylinder head with increased compression and hand-polished intake ports, along with removing the airbox and filter and adding a race exhaust and remapped ECU.

Power from the heavily re-engineered motor travels through a six-speed gearbox with revised ratios, which were chosen with sports riding in mind, and then reaches the rear wheel via Guzzi's 'reactive' shaft drive system on a single-sided swingarm.

At one end of that single-sided swingarm you'll find a 298mm disc clamped by a twin-piston caliper, while at the other end is a "high-tensile steel frame" designed for extreme rigidity. Mildly rear-set rider's footpegs and dirt-bike style one-piece bars blend comfort with sporty egronomics, and Moto Guzzi claims passenger comfort was a priority as well. Up front, 45mm forks carry dual four-piston calipers clamping two 320mm front discs, while an ABS version will be available as an option.

Despite its "Sport" moniker, the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport seems likely to make an excellent sport-tourer, with ergonomics appearing similar to those of Yamaha's previous-generation FZ1 - a bike which won huge popularity among the sporty touring crowd. Moto Guzzi seems clued in to this, as saddlebags, a top bag, and a luggage rack will be available as options, along with an anti-theft system.