2008 BMW R1200GS vs. 2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V- Comparison Test

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

2008 BMW R1200GS vs. 2008 Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V the Twins.

BMW and Moto Guzzi been perceived as head-on from the day Guzzi introduced its 700cc V7 in the 1960s. After both power the most models of their range transverse-mounted, air-cooled, two-cylinder of similar displacement. Now they offer big adventure-tour bikes: R1200GS and Moto Guzzi’s

Which is better on the racetrack? To out, I did a comparison test at test facility in Vizzola.

in Italy’s Lombardy province, the is 1.5 miles long, a mix of medium and bends and esses, with straights in between; testing in a straight line means about nothing. The no-holds-barred test had the intention of probing the potential of the two competitors, and it goes beyond what a sensible will experience on the road, neither of the two bikes was intended to be around corners like

The biggest differences in the two bikes are in suspension and tires. The Guzzi a massive and beautiful 50mm Marzocchi fork, while the BMW has exclusive Telelever alternative suspension. The Beemer also specifically developed Metzeler EXPs—which are less tarmac-oriented the Pirelli Syncs of the Stelvio.

The BMW’s rear tire is a skinnier size—150/70-17—than the Stelvio’s 180/55-17.

What’s more, the is lighter than the Stelvio, a claimed curb weight of 508 lb. but it the rider higher, at 33.5 above the ground. That seating position, however, is a little forward of the swingarm for a more-balanced weight-distribution bias dynamic conditions. The straighter creates a slightly leaned-forward posture.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

At peg-scraping lean angles, the BMW more precise, more around fast bends and its lesser weight also it more agile and easier to around the hairpins. But with the of its ESA (the optional electronically suspension) set at “sport,” the GS felt and stable, reassuring even thrashed around.

BMW claims 105 hp at rpm—the same as the Guzzi—but 85 ft.-lb. of peak torque at rpm. Even though the makes 5 ft.-lb. less it still feels stronger, hard way past its 7500 power limit. It’s a motor that never to give up.

But the Stelvio’s main frame to 42mm from the Griso’s 54mm—take their toll, when combined with an of front-end geometry and a less-balanced bias. When pushed, the has a hard time keeping a And the fatter rear tire against the bike’s handling creating torque-steer that the structure cannot fully

The lighter—but geometrically loaded—front end is responsive to steering and so tends to go when accelerating hard, one has a tendency to do at the track.

At the end of the day, the R1200GS’s best lap was 1:26 flat while the best was a 1:28.99. But at the quarter-mile things went the other with the Stelvio ripping the traps in 12.49 seconds at a of 105.51 mph. The Beemer, hampered by a second gear has been “shortened” from ratio to 2.91:1, lagged with a 12.7-second, 107.5-mph


Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

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