Make Model: Moto Guzzi 1000SP Spada
Year: 1978 – 79
Engine: Four stroke, 90 degrees V twin alloy, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder, All plain bearing engine with two mains and split shell big ends. One piece forged crankshaft. Steel con-rod split across big end eye. Valve operation: Pushrod from camshaft between cylinder bases in crankcase. Clearance by screw and locknut on rocker tips
Capacity: 949 cc / 57.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 88 x 78 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Induction: 2 x 32mm Dell Orto instruments with mechanical accelerator pumps. Single paper cartridge filter.
Lubrication: 5.5 pint wet sump via high pressure delivery only gear pump. Replaceable paper cartridge and washable wire gauze filters.
Electrics: 12v 32a/h battery charged by crankshaft mounted 190w
Alternator: Coil and contact breaker ignition. Claimed power:
Max Power: 71 hp / 51.8 kW @ 6800 rpm
Max Torque: 84.3 Nm / 62.2 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm
Clutch: Dry twin plate diaphragm unit mounted on crankshaft end.
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft, within right side pivoted fork leg. 4.71:1 reduction.
Gear Ratio: 1st 11.64, 2nd 8.08, 3rd 6.09, 4th 5.05, 5th 4.36:1
Frame: Full loop duplex cradle in all welded steel tube. Detachable lower left cradle rail for engine removal. Fully triangulated and welded rear sub-frame.
Front Suspension: 35mm telescopic Two-way damped Moto Guzzi tele-fork with De Carbon damping
Rear Suspension: Pivoted fork with two-way damped, load adjustable suspension units.
Front Brakes: 2x 300mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 242mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 100/90 H18
Rear Tyre: 110/100 H18
Wheelbase: 1473mm / 58 in
Seat height: 762mm / 30 in
Dry Weight: 210 kg / 460 lbs
Wet Weight: 244 kg / 538 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 24 Litres / 6.3 US gal
Consumption Average: 52 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 14.1 sec / 91.5 mph
Top Speed: 137 mph