Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio Review

2004 Moto Guzzi V11 Ballabio from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW F 650 GS


Great bike that breaks you in


Trip meter knob came apart.

General Comments:


The bike has huge amounts of low end torque, and it makes an excellent yet docile commuter bike when you have to deal with stop and go traffic.

The styling is great, and people often stare at it. Feels kinda weird...

Handling is quite good, but you'll need to dial in the suspension first.

Bulletproof engine.

Brakes are extremely good.


Dealer network is a joke.

Parts are very expensive, and often take a while to get to you. On the bright side, a few shops (Moto Intl) can get what you need relatively quickly.

Seat is somewhat uncomfortable. It needs a rebuild from Spencer's or Rich Maund.

Oddball riding position is somewhere between standard and sport, and it's too easy to put a lot of weight on your wrists.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2008

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review