2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

2008 Moto Guzzi 1200 4V – Stelvio from the

It’s big, it’s and it’s macho. It’s an tourer! South of the Alps make Stelvios and north of the they make the mighty GS.

Guzzi, like everyone has been green with over BMW’s GS success. been the Quota in the past but the is a different animal.

Words: Tor Photography: Milagro

There has been any secret that Guzzi are looking to Bavaria for when launching certain new Stelvio 1200 are one of these directly at the big grown up GS market. So have given the Stelvio its new engine to match the big Beemers plant at least in performance.

The 90 transversal V-twin Moto is using is just as quirky as Boxer engine. Because of uniqueness Moto Guzzi to be enjoying the same type of too.

I take a seat in the comfortable The seat height is adjustable 820-840mm which speaks of a road orientated package compared to the benchmark BMW GS. 840mm is and that’s 10mm lower on our German friend.

At no point this test did I have the desire nor time to go offroad on the so what I did was a pure roadtest. as well because Moto spec sheet informs me of a 251 dry) kilo curb

On the move the weight floats the front and rear suspension in a enough manner. Sampling the 105 horsepower engine on the twisty around Lake Como the end bends down through a and comfortable rear shock. Let the go for a second and the weight moves again.

Quite a different riding than a BMW R 1200 GS I tell

After a few miles in and out of the nearest passes to the Mandello factory I am in tune with the metal me and I give it some more. an Italian two-wheeled Gelenderwagen I expected the Stelvio to be too responsive the tightest corners. But the Stelvio with grippy Pirelli tyres just asked for speed and harder braking.

So so that my confidence level me into a bit of a daredevil overtaking in the dark and notoriously slippery surrounding Lake Como. tyres and engine came perfectly for me on my concentrated testride and all disappears as long as the speed can be up. My contact at the MG factory admitted that the Pirelli Scorpion are very grippy, but at the cost of

Expect frequent visits to local tyre merchant if you buy one

Doing slow u-bends up and down the same stretch of mountain roads isn’t all pleasant though. Here the felt heavy and awkward and I only hope that the got what I needed of riding as quickly as possible.

I didn’t go fast of course and took a to enjoy the sunshine and views the way. It was evident fairly that the Stelvio’s cruise and capability on hard tarmac is up with the best. The Stelvio is and finding a suitable rev-range to engine vibrations wasn’t at all.

The 4-valve Quattrovalvole does perhaps like a few revs than a 1200cc but there’s very little in it. At speeds the adjustable windshield is far enough away from my to provide sufficient protection. The is also ready for luggage as all are integrated.

The cases themselves are extra At the back is a useful luggage ready fitted as standard.

The big trailee features an easy to instrument panel consisting of rev counter and digital speed and a of other more or less readouts. One of the ones I am curious is the handgrip heat level you opt to fit them from Moto accessory catalogue.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

At the front Guzzi have added double headlights that with the half fairing. The fork protectors have got some Italian flare to which is a nice touch.

Should you wish to go offroad on the it might be a good idea to get protection from the Moto after market catalogue as engine and transmission (shaft protection.


As a pure bike the Stelvio is just as as the BMW GS. For the versatile part I feel the Stelvio is quite a few kilos too I wouldn’t venture too far off the beaten without some dedicated Guzzi support and where do you get in Africa by the way?

No, it’s the touring bike and probably at such even than own Norge 1200. the Stelvio is not a motorcycle than the BMW GS, but a very alternative as long as you stay on hard tarmac.

A classy alternative to the BMW GS

Stelvio is a touring bike

Powerful twin with character

Too as in heavier even than the GS!

have to bring whatever you need for that once in a adventure trip.

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


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