1988 Moto Guzzi Quota
In the mid 80’s BMW's R1100 GS and Honda's Varadero had shown there was a market for a Dual Sports machine, so not one to miss an opportunity Moto Guzzi created the Quota (roughly translates to heights or hill-tops), that offered a mix of good road handling with off-road capability.
The Quota's all-new chunky box section twin spar frame was a break with Moto Guzzi tradition, as was fuel injection and twin 280mm ventilated front disc brakes. The minimal bodywork, high & wide handlebars, long-travel Marzocchi front forks, 21" front wheel and small screen suggested off-road capability, but Moto Guzzi stressed the Quota was intended as a more tarmac machine, mostly due to its size. The Quota 1000 has a 1620mm wheelbase and 258kg wet weight, which makes it a uber stable hard-top tourer that can easily adapt to off-road, so long as the surface is not too loose. The Quota performed well as a tarmac tourer, easy to handle at low speeds with a smooth power delivery & torque to spare from the 948cc V-twin engine. A top speed of 190+ kph the Quota is well balanced and easy to steer thanks to the wide handlebars but upgrading the suspension would greatly improve its off-road capability.
This particular example is with us in Coffs Harbour and presently on NSW Historic rego but can be placed on full rego without concern. Always maintained and serviced, in the past year this bike has received a new starter-motor, the front brake master cylinder overhauled, new fuel hoses, fuel injectors cleaned & serviced, and a new battery. An uber reliable & low-cost touring & adventure bike.
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