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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V

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4 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Mileage 37,068 km
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Braking
    5.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    5.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (1)
  • Handling
    5.0 (1)
Richard J
Richard J
  • 2 reviews

10 years with a 1200 Sport 4V


Purchased in September 2010 at Shearwater Motorcycles for $21,000.00.

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  • 3 reviews

italian love affair


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Nigel M
Nigel MMelbourne

Had it for 2 years and love it


For some reason it took me a while to get used to it, but after a long trip 5,500 km in 10 days and changing away from those original Metzler tyres to Michalen I just love it. Looks good, good compromise between sports and touring, well enough power, handles well and is a bit different.
Was interested to read the previous post on the oil leak - same problem, same complex issue - the dealer mechanics don't know how to crack open the new shaft drive 8 valve twins - took nearly 4 months. An initial assembly fault left out a seal. Great now though :-)
Wish I could find some hard panniers for less than $1200 though

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Questions & Answers


Hi Johno, I'm looking at buying a 2009 1200 sport 4v with 25000 km, what should I be aware of and what's the maintenance like?

1 answer

The Guzzi is essentially unchangedfrom 2008 till now , they are heavy but the weight disappears under way , not vibration free though , but i fitted rubber footpegs from a Honda VTR1000 which fitted straight up and are about 15 mm longer than the std units making it more comfortable to ride , there was some concerns with the cams on the earlier 8 valve motors (the 4v is actually an 8 valve motor) wearing out abnormally as the " case hardening " was insufficient , but as to any other mechanical woes only people killing the instruments by jump starting them incorrectly , thats it ,the handling is brilliant ,style and presence are unmatched ,it's a bike i can sit on for hours comfortably and rough roads not a problem , ride it , bet you feel that it's not impressive right away but has something about it you just can't define , yes ,i still think mine is special

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CategoryTouring Bikes
Price (RRP)21500
Release dateMay 2011

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