Moto Guzzi Sport 1100


Make Model

Moto Guzzi Sport 1100




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


1064 cc / 64.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 92 x 80 mm
Cooling System Air cooled

Compression Ratio



2x 40mm Dell'Orto carburetors


High volume geared pressure pump, pressure regulator, thermostatic valve and cooling radiator


Weber Marelli digital electronic ignition with inductive spark and high efficiency coils



Max Power

90 hp / 65.7 kW @ 7800 rpm 

Max Power Rear Tyre

81.9 hp @ 6900 rpm

Max Torque

95 Nm / 9.4 kgf-m @ 5800 rpm

Clutch Double disc, dry type


5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Frame Chrome-molybdenum single steel beam, rectangular section with engine as stressed member

Front Suspension

40mm Upside-down telescopic Marzocchi forks, fully adjustable.

Rear Suspension

White Power monoshock cantilever swing arm,  fully adjustable.

Front Brakes

2x 320mm disc 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

160/60 ZR18

Seat Height

730 mm / 28.7 in

Dimensions Length 475 mm  /  58 in

Dry Weight

221 kg / 487 lbs

Fuel Capacity

19 Litres / 5.0 US gal

Consumption Average

15.7 km/lit

Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0

13.8 m / 38.2m

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.0 sec / 183.2 km/h

Top Speed

230.1 km/h / 143 mph


The 1100 Sport was intended to be Moto Guzzi's second proposal for a sports bike, with more simplified features than the Daytona from which it descended. The differentiation between the two models, however, was not so marked, and fundamentally it was not even technically, so the two models ended up cannibalizing each other.

Unlike the Daytona, however, the 1100 Sport was also equipped with the latest evolution of the V2 engine , taken from the original 992 cm³ of the Daytona to 1064 cm³. From the Daytona the 1100 Sport also borrowed the frame conceived and developed by John Wittner (also called Dr. John being a dentist, American nationality), a single beam with a descending rectangular section, which connected the steering head directly to the rear swingarm. The first version was powered by carburetors, two 40 mm Dell'Orto , the second (on the market starting from 1996) was fitted with Weber - Marelli sequential electronic injection .with 45mm throttle bodies. Both versions had powers around 90 HP , despite different compression ratios (a more intense 10.5: 1 for the carburetor version, a quieter 9.5: 1 for the injection version).

The performance of this model, despite a valid frame and an engine not exaggerated in terms of maximum power but with high torque from the minimum speed (typical of the Moto Guzzi V2), were however affected by anachronistic tires (with 17 '' rims at the front and 18 '' at the rear). The rapid developments of the tires of those years (especially as regards the drive wheel) made available very wide tires and therefore capable of transmitting much more power to the ground. The swingarm configuration with floating cardan joint, but above all the scarce economic resources available, did not allow the rear end to be redesigned according to this type of tire, thus limiting the performance of the 1100 Sport.

At the chassis level, the first version was fitted with a 41.7 mm Marzocchi fork at the front , replaced in the second version by the upside- down White Power (40mm), fully adjustable, taken from the Daytona RS. At the rear it was fitted with a fully adjustable mono shock absorber, always White Power. The braking system was the canonical Brembo with 4-piston calipers, double disc at the front and single disc at the rear.

The two versions also differed:

Oil radiator: not present in the first version The wheel rims: 3 split spokes the first, 3 single spokes (Marchesini in aluminum) the second, the rear wheel is 18 'on the first, 17' on the second The side plates of the frame: drilled in correspondence with the frame in the first version and solid in the second with the addition of a label with the Mandello eagle Steering plates and front fender, basically to adapt them to the different forks as already mentioned above The graphics of the 1100 Sport writing on the tail: in italics on the first version while on the second they are in block letters with the wording 1100 enclosed in an oval