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14, 2007 - Moto Guzzi has announced the addition of the new Bellagio cruiser to
its motorcycle lineup for 2007.
Moto Guzzi, in this translated press release, says that the new Bellagio
symbolizes the "depth of the relationship between
Moto Guzzi and its surrounding territory".
This relationship is so
strong that the immense beauty of the Lariano area affects both the
ideas and creativity of man and in a sense leads him to create works
of natural beauty in all his endeavors.
This empathy between the local environment and human inventiveness
can be clearly seen in the new Moto Guzzi Bellagio that identifies a
place known the world over for its beauty combined with the free
spirit of those that revel in motorcycling.
Individuality and sheer
style are embodied in a reserved, but sophisticated design that
displays highly advanced innovative technological solutions balanced
with a trendy image.
Moto Guzzi's CARC (Reactive Shaft Drive System) is an example of this
advanced technology. Moto Guzzi claims that the system transforms the new 940
cc engine into silky smooth acceleration making this machine Moto Guzzi’s most powerful naked bike.
Other indicators are seen in the
presence of the progressive rear suspension system, in the Brembo
floating caliper brake system that acts on twin 320 mm discs, in the
rear shock absorber and the fully adjustable forks. These technical
high quality solutions favor active safety, set a dynamic
equilibrium and provide such riding pleasure that the Bellagio is
the new point of reference in the category.
The Bellagio has the
temperament of a Naked sports bike beneath the skin of a custom
machine. The spoked wheels, drag bar, rear-set saddle and forward
positioned foot pegs are just a few examples of the details of a
style that concentrates weight on the rear wheel giving the
impression of a bike that is fixed to the ground, ready to take off
at the twist of the wrist.
The new 940 cc engine is more than capable of making this machine
fly. While the engine is docile and vibration-free, it puts out huge
power with immense torque from even very low revs. This power can be
heard in the legendary engine note emitted from new twin silencers
that sing a song called Bellagio.
With the Bellagio, Moto Guzzi has introduced an innovative style to
the custom sector. The style is evident not only in the chrome
plating and beauty of the engine but also in the “personality” of
the magnificent frame that serves to highlight other design
The most recognizable example is the single-sided rear
swingarm embodying the CARC system. This patented reactive shaft
drive final drive unit is a clear break from the custom bike
tradition and is an innovation compatible with a sense of quality
Although the design draws from the American “power cruiser” style,
it has a very European look with detail touches of sophistication
that are pure Italian.
You cannot but be seduced by the blend of all the components,
technical details and style in which Moto Guzzi is the class leader.
Some components such as the large spoked wheels, the retro-style
rounded instrumentation and the tank decorations are classic
elements from Moto Guzzi’s past heritage incorporated into a modern
design. Other allusions to traditional custom design include the
pulled back handlebars, the forward positioned foot pegs, the two-up
saddle astride the rear mudguard, and the plentiful chrome detailing
offset by the coal black color scheme.
Moto Guzzi style abounds on the Bellagio, beginning with the
transverse 90° V-twin engine representing the key to the design. Other components include the powerful brakes which, by tradition,
are generously sized, and the twin overlapping silencers that make
such a fashion statement.
It is items like these that were typical
of the skill and attention to detail consistently paid by Moto Guzzi
to the design and manufacture of its products since 1921, when the
company first created motorbikes that are as unique as they are
technically without equal. And indeed, it is also inevitable that
they should have been influenced by the splendors of the area
surrounding Bellagio – just as this new model certainly is.
The appearance of the Bellagio is that of a pure custom machine with
a low two-up rear-set seat sitting astride the rear wheel, forward
positioned foot pegs and spectacular pulled-back handlebars for
Surrounded by the music from the exhaust, enjoying
the comfort provided by the saddle that was specially designed for
long journeys and reveling in the superb suspension, the lone rider
soon encounters the essence of motorcycling aboard this bike.
The evenly distributed weight provides surprising maneuverability
and even challenging conditions such as city traffic hold no fears,
thanks to the ease of changing direction aboard the bike, and its
weighted front end.
The Bellagio however stays true to its custom
roots although it shows the best side of its character when ridden
enthusiastically. Then, the sheer pleasure of riding will see you
lose yourself amidst all the little details of its seductive style,
when you can truly appreciate the finishing touches and enjoy the
softness of the controls. It is at moments like this when the rider
is in complete harmony with the machine, when he feels in touch with
the spirit of an engine that can take him up to enormous speed or
carry him along at a snails pace past the mirrored walls of the
The elegant instrument panel is another key element to the
Bellagio. It gracefully combines an analogue speedometer with a
white face and numerals with a high-tech LCD on-board trip computer
that allows the rider to be in complete control of the bike and his
destiny through comfortably positioned commands.
Behind the agility and maneuverability of the Bellagio lies a
secret. An unprecedented tubular steel twin cradle frame connected
to an aluminum swingarm housing a reactive shaft drive system. Together, these components provide great structural rigidity that
give instant response to the rider.
Perhaps “unaffected” is the best
word to describe the bike’s behavior. It’s completely trustworthy
even when ridden in the most casual manner but when acting as an
accomplice with the enormous power output and powerful brakes lends
itself perfectly to being ridden with enthusiasm.
It may seem
paradoxical but the Bellagio amazes in its ability to eat up miles
of even the twistiest roads at the same rate as a Naked sports
This ability is due to its excellent suspension system that
incorporates adjustable 45 mm forks and a progressive rear swingarm
featuring an adjustable shock absorber.
This combination ensures a neutral behavior entering and exiting
corners, under acceleration from the 75 CV engine and under braking
delivered by Brembo calipers acting on perforated 320 mm discs.
It seems inevitable that such behavior should come from a sports
bike and it soon counters the myth that custom machines are more for
appearances than for performance.
Engine and Transmission
The engine layout is the traditional transverse V 90 twin but its
cubic capacity and character are new elements which give the
Bellagio its character.
The engine bore and stroke are 95 and 66 mm respectively. This
provides a cubic capacity of 935.6 cc and the engine delivers 75 CV
at 7,200 rpm. The power curve is even and maximum torque of 8 Kgm is
provided at 6,700 rpm. Eighty percent of the torque is available
between 2,800 and 4,800 rpm.
These figures put the Bellagio at the top of the custom category
with an engine that has been constantly developed from both a
mechanical and electronic point of view. The engine never fails to
start even under the worst weather conditions thanks to the
introduction of electronic injection.
The 935.6 cc unit has more
useable, smoother power delivery and emissions and fuel consumption
levels fully comply with Euro 3 standards.
Performance is further enhanced by other technical additions like
twin spark plugs and having the injectors positioned directly over
the inlet manifolds.
The alternator is positioned between the
cylinders. This makes the engine more compact and also offers
significant advantages in terms of control and overall rideability. Lightened piston rods, pistons and rings help reduce weight and
sintered valve guides improve smoothness and increased resistance to
Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via the CA.R.C. system (the
Moto Guzzi patented “reactive” shaft drive). This transmission
system, which is an integral part of the light aluminum swingarm,
always offers a smooth precise response with none of the jerkiness
often encountered on shaft drive systems. The anti-shaft effect has
also been eliminated, and the individual CA.R.C. format permits a
single-sided swingarm design to be employed which also adds to
Finally, the six-speed gearbox is a gem of engineering. The gears
are quiet, finding neutral is easy and the tall gearbox ratios have
been designed for highway cruising, and always offer the perfect
response from the engine.
− Coal black color scheme with chrome finishes.
− Drag bar pull back handlebars
− Two up saddle
− Analogue/digital instrumentation with white background and radial
− 90° V-twin, 935.6 cc, 4 stroke, air cooled
− Electronic ignition
− Twin chamber manifolds
− Sintered valve guides
− Twin spark plugs
− Twin overlapping exhaust pipes
− “Reactive” shaft drive transmission
− 6-speed gearbox.
− Euro 3
− Very rigid high tensile steel tubular twin cradle
− 45 mm pre-load and rebound adjustable front forks
− Pre-load and rebound adjustable shock absorber
− Rear suspension with single progressive swingarm adjustment
− Front brakes with 320 mm perforated discs and 4 (opposed) calipers
− Rear 282 mm disc with floating caliper fitted with 2 parallel
− Excel spoked aluminum wheels measuring 3.5’’ x 18 at the front
and 5.5’’x 17 at the rear.
− Rear tire 180/55/17
− Front tire 120/70/18
Moto Guzzi Bellagio Accessories
Moto Guzzi Bellagio -
|Four-stroke V 90 twin
|Bore and stroke -
95 x 66 mm
|Compression ratio -
|Maximum power output -
55 KW at 7,200 rpm
|Max Torque -
78 Nm at 6,000 rpm
|Fuel Supply -
Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW
phased, alfa-n system; 2 Ø 40 mm throttle bodies with Weber IW 031
Digital electronic with Magneti Marelli IAW 15RC inductive discharge
2 stainless steel pipes connected to 1 expansion chamber connected
to two chromed steel silencers; 3-way catalyzer with Lambda probe.
|2 valves per cylinder commanded by light alloy cam acting on rocker
arm and mechanical tappets
|Intake valve opening 24 ° before upper TDC.
|Intake valve closing 52 ° after lower TDC.
|Exhaust valve opening 54 ° before lower TDC.
|Exhaust valve closing 22 ° after upper TDC.
6 speed – constantly engaged cogs with integrated flexible couplings
|1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
|2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.7
|3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348
|4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
|5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968
|6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Forced lubrication with lobe pump and pressure regulator
|Primary drive -
Helicoidal gears, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458
|Final drive -
Shaft drive, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.667
Dry mechanically operated twin plate
Very rigid high tensile steel tubular twin cradle
|Steering angle -
|Front suspension -
Marzocchi Ø 45 mm adjustable front forks
|Front wheel travel -
|Rear suspension -
Single swingarm with progressive action – single rebound adjustable
shock absorber with easy to operate pre-load setting knob
|Rear wheel travel120 mm
|Front brakes -
Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel discs, floating Brembo calipers
with 2 parallel pistons.
|Rear brakes -
Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating Brembo calipers
with 2 parallel pistons.
Spoked aluminum alloy (tubeless)
|Front wheel -
3.5” x 18”
|Rear wheel -
5.5” x 17”
|Front tire -
120/70 ZR 18 M/C (59W) TL Roadtec Z6
|Rear tire -
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL Roadtec Z6
12 V – 18 Ah
12 V - 350 W
|Saddle height -
|Minimum ground clearance -
|Dry weight -
|Fuel tank capacity -
Whether you ride in company, down endless motorways, in the winter,
or in the mountains, Moto Guzzi always has the right solution to
give you superior weather protection, comfort and that extra touch
Tank bags are made from nylon and PVC to match the Bellagio’s coal
black color scheme. The bag carrier has been specially designed to
match the line of the tank and comes with a dedicated weatherproof
cover. When removed from the tank, the bag becomes a handy backpack.
Compact Tank Bag
This smaller tank bag is ideal for carrying non-bulky items. It is
made from nylon and PVC, is less obtrusive than the larger version,
is easy to carry and has looks to match. The bag is fitted with a
weatherproof zip and has reflective inserts for better visibility. Thanks to a convenient handle and 4 powerful magnets that keep it in
place, it can be removed from the tank in a single movement and
carried easily. The magnets assure that the bag stays in place even
at high speed.
The addition of an elegant Plexiglas fly screen makes the Bellagio
even more fascinating and sophisticated.
The fly screen has been tested in a wind tunnel and assures
increased comfort on long distance journeys. Thanks to solid its
construction using the best of materials, the screen easily passed
the strict TÜV and DOT tests.
The beauty and style of the new Bellagio take on a touring look with
new side bags. These side bags are easy to lock into position and
carry about 15 liters. As they are made from a semi-rigid material,
they are also easy to pack and load. Beautiful and bearing the Moto Guzzi name, they fit in perfectly with the Bellagio design and add
to its image as a power cruiser.
This jacket is made from vintage hide and carries the Moto Guzzi
emblem. It features removable composite protective inserts at the
shoulders and elbows as well as adjustable closure at the neck.
Color: coal black.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Bellagio Helmet by Laura Smith
The “Casco Jet” helmet is made from a special tri-composite mix and
features a quick-release chin strap. Internal padding is made from a
specially treated washable Terinda Du Pont® material while the visor
support is made from steel and the visor itself is scratch
resistant. Color black.
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Summer gloves in Pittard's® sheepskin with inner aramidic fiber
lining. Color black.
Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Specially designed pilots’ glasses for motorcyclists. Made from
aluminum and black anodized magnesium, these glasses are feather
light but knock-resistant and feature comfortable arms that, like
the lenses, bear the Bellagio logo.