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Moto Guzzi V 10 Centauro

Moto Guzzi V 10 Centauro 1997

Introduced in 1995 at the Milan Show, the Centauro entered production the following year. It was styled by Luigi Marabese and was intended to fill the gap between the touring California and the Daytona & Sport models. The engine combined both Daytona & RS parts and was fitted to an RS chassis. 207 were produced in 1996, and 1,265 in '97. It was superceded by new versions of the GT & Sport for the 1998 season.


Engine Type: 4 stroke air cooled

Displacement: 992cc, 90° V-twin

Bore/Stroke: 90mm x 78mm

Compression Ratio: 10.5 : 1

Max. H.P: 90 @ 8200 RPM

Max. Torque: 73ft / lbs. @ 5500 RPM

Valve System: OHV with 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel Injection

Ignition: Digital Electronic

Transmission: 5 Speed with cardan shaft and floating rear drive

Clutch: two lightened dry discs

Charging System: 25A x 14V alternator with 12AH battery

Frame: Chrome Moly Backbone with engine as a stressed member

Suspension: Front / WP inverted forks. Rear / Chrome Moly braced swing arm with 3 way adjustable WP monoshock

Instruments: Speedometer with tripmeter, tachometer and warning lights

Fuel Capacity: 5 US Gallons

Fuel Consumption: 47 MPG

Braking: Front: Dual 320mm floating discs w / 4 piston calipers. Rear: 282mm disc

Tyres: Front 120 / 70 ZR 17 Radial, Rear 160 / 60 ZR 18 Radial

Dry Weight: 451 lbs.

Seat Height: 30 inches

Colors: Yellow / Grey, Black / Grey, Red / Silver

Sources: Moto Guzzi Database NL, Phil Aynsley.