Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni

 

 

 

Make Model

Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni

Year

2002 - 03

Engine

Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 4 valve per cylinder.

Capacity

1064 cc / 64.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 92 x 80 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.8:1

Induction

Magneti Marelli IAW Multipoint phased sequential fuel injection

Ignition 

Magneti Marelli IAW electronic digital 
Starting Electric

Max Power

91 hp / 66.3 kW @ 7800 rpm

Max Torque

94 Nm / 69.3 lb-ft  @ 6000 rpm

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension

43mm Öhlins upside-down forks, adjustable compression
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Cantilever swingarm, Sachs Boge mono shock, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear Wheel Travel 128 mm / 5.0 in

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70-17

Rear Tyre

170/60-17
Trail 103 mm / 4.1 in
Dimensions Length  2150 mm / 84.6 in
Width   810 mm / 31.9 in
Wheelbase 1490 mm / 58.7 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in
Ground Clearance 178 mm / 7.0 in

Dry Weight

226.0 kg / 498.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20.7 Litres / 5.4 US gal

Consumption Average

18.0 km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.6 sec

Top Speed

214 km/h

Earlier in 2001, Moto Guzzi introduced a reborn V11 Le Mans-the brand's first semi-streamlined motorcycle, thanks to a half fairing as standard equipment. The base model 2002 V11 Le Mans shares the same pedigree as the original Guzzi 850 and 1000 Le Mans bikes that dominated endurance racing into the 1980's.

But for this Special Edition bike one legend was not enough. The Le Mans Tenni is named for a second legend in motorcycle racing, the late Italian champion, Omobono Tenni. Riding a Moto Guzzi beginning in 1933, Tenni was soon winning everywhere on Italian racetracks and then won all across Europe. In England Tenni became the first Italian to triumph in the Tourist Trophy.

The Special Edition bike honoring his name embodies the remembrance of an enthusiast's machine from the past, revitalized by technology. The Tenni features the traditional racing green color scheme reminiscent of the dominating eight-cylinder Guzzi 500. New high-tech elements include a lightweight clutch that is "sweeter" and more sensitive on the lever, a titanium Marzocchi front fork, and a stylish suede seat that is comfortable for two.

The goal in every design step was to create a bike that would live up to the stature of the original Tenni, whose celebrity was so great that he was known throughout Italy by the single nickname, "Bonomin" ("Good Man")