2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio — Reborn Identity — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio Sport Bike
Moto Guzzi Stelvio Sport Bike

Moto Guzzi Stelvio

say: Devours off-road

We say: It might be the surface does the devouring.

They Devours off-road surfaces. We It might be the surface that the d

Moto Guzzi is revamping its To illustrate this, the Italian has been showing photos of a older Guzzi owner a bushy mustache and open-face and a new owner: a younger, clean-cut, Bourne look-alike.

The ideal for a tough action hero Mr. Bourne would be a big adventure-sport. So, no coincidence that the first new since this change of is the Stelvio, named after the twisty Alpine pass.

If you’ve seen the movies, you Bourne is a secret agent of his identity. The Stelvio seems of that, too. Like the BMW R1200GS, it combines rugged with off-road features as long-travel suspension and wire-spoked but its Pirelli Scorpion Sync are distinctly road-biased and there’s room for mud beneath its front

The Stelvio is a handsome devil, much of its appeal based on hunky, air-cooled, longitudinal The half-fairing contains an analog and digital speed display, a small glove box that open at the press of a button. Out there’s a solid-looking luggage with mounts for the accessory

Chassis specification is high, The tubular-steel frame holds a leading-axle Marzocchi fork, compression damping in one leg and rebound in the The single Boge shock has a hydraulic preload adjuster, and the brakes are a blend of Brembo discs and radial-mount four-pot

Like most adventure-sport the Stelvio is tall, with a bar and long wheelbase. Its broad, seat felt like a place to be at the press launch in the roomy, upright riding giving a commanding view of the Although I’m over 6 tall, the height-adjustable windscreen did a job of keeping the wind off my chest too much turbulence.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio Sport Bike

Mechanically, the 1151cc, high-cam is identical to that of the Griso 8v, and is quick. Revised EFI settings and a new exhaust with a large, silencer on the left side to boost midrange torque. output is down by 5 bhp to a claimed 105 at rpm, matching the GS.

The new-generation, four-valve-per-cylinder lump is and more sophisticated than the old but still rustled away traditional Guzzi character. The is light, throttle response without being snatchy, and the big vibrated in a fairly amiable way at low and when revved toward its redline.

One of Guzzi’s traditional has always been generous grunt, but I found myself the slick-shifting, six-speed gearbox to the performance of an engine that disappointingly weak below rpm. Ironically, the Stelvio be better off with the less but more flexible two-valve

At least the Stelvio kicked out a amount of smooth power it got into its stride-enough to cruise at 90 up to a likely top speed of about 130 And the shaft drive was unobtrusive, aggressive acceleration and gear sometimes got the bike moving on its suspension.

In general, the Stelvio handled well given the constraints of its and long-travel suspension. At speed, the was quite stable, and changed quickly in response to a light of those wide bars. of the reason for that were the front brakes, which the fork dive enough to reduce rake and trail.

Using up that much travel inevitably reduced clearance, but the Guzzi could be over a fair ways its footpegs scraped. At least the gave a luxurious ride.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio Sport Bike
Moto Guzzi Stelvio Sport Bike


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