*2000-2001 V11 Sports have a shorter wheelbase than either the preceeding Sport 1100, or the subsequent V11 Lemans. They also have clipons mounted below the triple clamp and a 4.25″ or 4.5″ (can’t remember right now) rear wheel that requires a 160 or 170 mm rear tire.
*Some 2001 and 2002 models came with a single-plate clutch. (Rosso Mandello, Scura, and Tenni, IIRC). The dual-plate clutch is more desireable.
*2002 bikes had ugly, peeling black engine paint.
*’02-’04 LeMans bikes have clipons above the triple clamp and 1/2 fairing. They have a 5″ rim that accepts either a 170 or 180 mm rear tire. They also went back to the chassis geometry of the Sport 1100i/Daytona RS.
*Ballabio, Cafe Sport, Coppa Italia have a “fixed-mounting” bikini fairing and Renthal tubular bars.
*Scura, Cafe Sport, Coppa Italia, Rosso Corsa, Nero Corsa came with Ohlins suspension front and rear.
*The ’03 and ’04 bikes have black-faced ITI speedos. The odometer/trip odometer gears wear out on these requiring repair, or replacement of the entire instrument.
*All of the V11s can have shift-system spring failures in the transmission. There are two springs on the pre-selector gearset. One centers the shifter. The other helps select the gears. Both are easily replaceable if they fail.
*They’re all pretty nice bikes, but the ’01 and ’02 bikes will probably have the most issues, if they’ve not already been dealt with by the previous owner.
*’03 and ’04 bikes were well sorted.
via V11 Advice.