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Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v

2008 Moto Guzzi 8V

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By Bruno dePrato

October

Moto Guzzi finally a four-valve 1200cc version of classic V-Twin into may be their best-ever chassis. The is the Griso 1200 8V, possibly the and all-around most gratifying Guzzi ever.

The new motor is modified. The heads are more than their two-valve there are new bearings for the crank, the system has been totally and there is even a new single-plate dry Moto Guzzi claims power of 110 hp at a moderate 7500 with 80 ft.-lbs. of peak at 6400 rpm.

If you detect similarities with the technology of the BMW R1200 Boxer you may be right. One morning, while Piaggio’s headquarters in Pontedera, I a prototype Moto Guzzi and a BMW blast down the road out of the RD parking lot.

The Griso frame features we could call “intermediate” a compromise between present rake and trail numbers and traditional ones. Wheelbase a generous 60.8 inches, helps make it very The almost 50/50 weight with the pilot aboard—which not go sour even when a joins in—makes it even

Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v

The bike feels friendly and with its 485-pound claimed disappearing almost immediately the rider climbs aboard. response is progressive, smooth and below 2000 rpm. The and ease of modulation of the low-rpm warms your heart, but the heads step into the act 5000 rpm, when the changes personality and generates a surge of power and thrust reaches to redline.

Steering response is razor-sharp, neutral and confidence-inspiring at any speed. Sportec M3 tires are a welcome to the great qualities of the Griso especially when it came to take advantage of the abundant clearance—at least in right-hand Even on the racetrack I could go deep on that side in confidence.

On the left side, my buzz was by a massive from-here-to-eternity slide by grounding the sidestand; it’s to understand how this flaw be overlooked.

The wave-style front rotors were also a of disappointment. Despite being to superb Brembo radial-mount calipers, they did not generate all the power I expected. The stainless-steel used for their construction generate enough friction.

Still, because of its great virtues and a speed potential of 145 the Griso 1200 8V made its Guzzi heritage shine with its supreme versatility. is a … roadster that—with the of a windshield and side bags—could be a effective grand tourer or urban commuter. It’s fast and precise, but also friendly, agile and maneuverable keeping its sporty Italian

Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v

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