2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio
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– 2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio
V11 Ballabio — Named after the Italian Hillclimb Speed Championship, Moto Guzzi introduces the V11 Ballabio. Higher handle bars for a more relaxed riding position. The latest 90º V-Twin with added crossover pipe and increased compression ratio to 9.8:1. Brembo Gold Series brakes. 180/55 17″ rear tire. Available in Red and Black.
Making racing history
“Ballabio-Resinelli” is one of those names that are burned into the annals of motorcycle racing. The Ballabio is a true test of a bike’s speed and its rider’s prowess, a hillclimb around tortuous bends that bring out the true character of man and machine. To have any chance of winning, a machine must have bags of power at low revs, must be flickable and compact, and must have suspensions to match. This meeting of tradition and technology, an event that after 29 years has become part of motorcycling history, is one in which the machines of Mandello del Lario excel. To celebrate its victory in the Modern Open Class of the 2002 Ballabio uphill, the third race in the Italian Hillclimb Speed Championship, Moto Guzzi is giving this legendary name to a new model, the V11 Sport Ballabio.
The V11 Sport Ballabio is the maximum expression of all the qualities needed to excel on twisty mountain roads. The engine is the latest generation of Guzzi’s legendary transverse 90º V twin, with a balancer pipe between the exhaust collectors to ensure optimum exchange between the two cylinders and generate even more power at medium engine speeds. A high compression ratio (9.8:1) ensures impressive torque at low engine speeds. This performance is nevertheless achieved in full compliance with the latest Euro 2 emission standards. To protect and respect the environment, the V11 Sport Ballabio is fitted with a 3 way Lambda probe catalyser.
A sensitive front end with Marzocchi 43 mm upside down fork and adjustable rebound and preload makes light work of sudden direction changes and series of bends. The rear suspension comprises a Sachs monoshock with adjustable compression, rebound and spring preload and a die cast cantilever swinging arm in ultra-lightweight alloy. Suspension of this level ensures impeccable road holding and exceptional stability when powering out of bends. The rear suspension is also quick and easy to adjust to match a rider’s weight and riding style and road conditions.
Super-safe stopping power is also on tap from a braking system based on a powerful Ã˜ 320 mm double disk unit at the front and a Ã˜ 282 mm disk at the rear.
An upright riding position, far more natural than on most classic sports machines, is achieved by raised, double tapered, aluminium handlebars, tapering from 28 mm to 22 mm in diameter. These bars not only improve sports handling but also make the V11 Sport Ballabio relaxing to ride in city traffic, where its eye-catching colours cannot fail to attract admiration.
The bike is available in sporting “Rosso Race” or elegant “Grigio Resinelli”. Aerodynamic protection for the rider is provided by a nose fairing.
Italian creativity and motorcycling passion brings racing tradition and the latest technology together in this exceptional motorcycle, a machine that embodies the true spirit of Moto Guzzi. Moto Guzzi V11 Sport Ballabio. The latest V11 from Moto Guzzi, a marque that is unique in motorcycling history.
Engine: 90º V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cylinders: Aluminum alloy with Gilnisil treatment
Pistons: Forged, 2 compression & 1 oil control ring
Cooling system: Air cooled
Displacement: 1064 cc
Bore and stroke: 92 mm x 80 mm
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Valves & operation: 2 overhead valves with light alloy push-rods
Maximum power: 91 hp @7800 rpm
Maximum torque: 70 ft/lbs @ 6000 rpm
Fuel system: Magneti Marelli IAW Multipoint phased sequential fuel injection
Starting system: Electric
Ignition: Magneti Marelli IAW electronic digital ignition
with inductive spark
Exhaust system: Steel, 2 tubes connected to
2 steel mufflers
Gear box: 6 speed
Lubrication: Wet sump, forced oil, cartridge filter
Transmission: Primary: helical gears
Secondary: shaft drive
Clutch: Double discs, dry, with hydraulic command
Electrical system: 12 V; 12 V alternator; 14 Ah battery
Instruments: Speedometer with tripmeter, tachometer
and warning lights
Frame: Monobeam frame
Trail: 4.05″ (103 mm)
Rake: 25º Front suspension: Marzocchi USD fork, 40 mm compression/extension adjustable
Front wheel travel: 4.72″ (120mm)
Rear suspension: Cantilever swing arm with Sachs Boge mono shock compression/extension/preload adjustable
Rear wheel travel: 5.03″ (128 mm)
Front brakes: Two Brembo ORO Series stainless steel 320 mm floating discs with 4 piston caliper
Rear brakes: Single stainless steel 282 mm fixed disc with Brembo 2 piston caliper
Wheels: Brembo spoke light alloy,
Front: 3.5″ x 17″ Rear: 5.5″ x 17″
Tires: Front: 120/70 17″ Rear: 180/55 17″
Overall length: 84.64″ (2150 mm)
Width: 30.90″ (785 mm)
Height: 42.91″ (1090 mm)
Seat Height: 31.49″ (800 mm)
Ground clearance: 7.00″ (178 mm)
Handlebar Height: 39.17″ (995 mm)
Wheelbase: 58.66″ (1490 mm)
Dry weight: 487.22 lbs (221 Kg)
Fuel capacity: 5.81 gallons (22 liters)
Reserve: 1.18 gallons (4.5 liters)
Available Colors: Red and Black
MSRP: $11,490 USD
Technical specifications and colors are subject to change without notice.