1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport
Successor to the famed Daytona, the 1100 Sport was a return by Moto Guzzi to a simpler, but still very effective set up. An increase in capacity to 1064cc from the Daytona, but with halve the valves, the engine was mounted in an updated chassis design originally developed by dentist, Dr. John Wittner, who turned endurance racer and assisted the firm in their campaign for the Battle of the Twins racing series.
From 1996, the 40 mm Dell’Orto carbs were replaced with Weber-Marelli sequential electronic injection with 45 mm throttle bodies. Powers was around 90bhp. Fully adjustable inverted 40mm White Power forks taken from the Daytona RS were up front, with a fully adjustable White Power mono shock absorber to the rear. The braking system was Brembo. The package was a fine piece of Italian-handling with ample torque.
The motorcycle offered
The 1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport on offer here, hails from an Arizona-based collector, a retired Navy Flight Surgeon & Neurologist with a long and varied history of motorcycling aboard European machinery. It was purchased by him with only 126 miles on the clock, and under his custodianship, now shows 10,300 on the odometer.
The specifications as it sits now include Specs: Bitubo steering damper, Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires, Lithium battery, LaFranconi exhaust, original Marchesini wheels, oil cooler, and paddock stand. Accident-free, meticulously maintained and always garaged, the bike is offered in exceptional condition in its rare Fly Yellow livery.