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Moto Guzzi

Manufacturer: Moto Guzzi S.P.A.
Model: Quota 1100 ES
Model year: 2000
Engine: 90 degree, air cooled V-twin
Displacement: 1064 cc
Bore and stroke: 92 X 80 mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Valve system: OHV with two valves per cylinder
Horsepower: 71 HP @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 68 ft. lbs. @ 3800 rpm
Drive: shaft
Fuel: Magneti Marelli electronic sequential fuel injection
Clutch: dry, mechanically operated
Transmission: five speed
Frame: steel detachable box section duplex cradle
Front suspension: Marzocchi 42mm forks
Rear suspension: single Sachs Boge shock, adjustable for preload and rebound
Wheels: spoked alloy. Front: 21” X 1.85”. Rear: 17” X 2.75
Front: Twin Brembo floating two piston calipers with 296mm disc
          Rear: Brembo floating twin piston caliper with 260mm disc
Fuel capacity: 5.2 gallons
Dry Weight: 541 lbs.
Wheelbase: 63”
Ground clearance: 6.75”
Seat height: 32.8”

Model History: Imported into the U.S. 1999 and 2000 only.

Mileage when purchased Oct. 2005: 3,400
Mileage when trip started Nov. 2005: 6,050

Modifications, Upgrades and Accessories
Avon Distanzia tires
Fly Heavy Duty tire tubes
K&N air filter
Power Commander III
NGK Iridium spark plugs
Yuasa maintenance free battery
EBC Sintered Green brake pads
Progressive fork springs and 10W oil
Acerbis Rally Multiplo Touring handguards and deflectors
Pro Grip grips
Hepco and Becker engine guard
Tourmaster Cortech Tri-bag tankbag
Aerostitch tank panniers
Hepco and Becker 30L and 40L “Junior” saddlebags (original Moto Guzzi accessory)
Hepco and Becker 45L “Junior” top case with luggage rack and backrest
Star Com I rider to passenger communicator
12V outlet for Garmin 76CS GPS

Spare parts

Clutch lever
Clutch cable
Front brake lever
Throttle cable
Front and rear tire tubes
Brake pads
Spark plugs
Oil pressure switch
Oil filters
Fuel filter
Headlight, taillight, brake light, turn signal and instrument bulbs
Oil sump and valve cover gaskets
K&N air filter recharge kit

Basic tools
Tire irons and rim savers
Flat repair kit
CO2 tire pump
Spoke wrench

Riding Gear
HJC CL-14 helmets
Helmet Sliks
Teknic Sprint jacket (Jeremiah)
Teknic Sequoia jacket (Holly)
Teknic Stinger pants
Joe Rocket Ballistic 5.0 gloves
Joe Rocket Atomic 2.0 gloves (Jeremiah)
Joe Rocket San Jose gloves (Holly)
Herman Survivor Commander boots

Moto Guzzi front view

All photographs © Holly Marcus / Page design by Robin Marcus