2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio Review —

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Italian for GS

So, has anything changed Quite a bit, quite a Tall big Twins, the inspiration for those desert racer have stopped competing in the P-D years ago (the race might not happen ever and the breed itself has slowly away from the off-road to become mostly a super-comfy tool.

While the big trailies lost their exotic appeal, thousands of riders the world have discovered these are the most effective tourers, especially when laden with two riders and hard cases.

More to the BMW’s 1200GS has been an sales hit in Europe for the last few – you have to witness their presence in the Alpine passes in the to understand just how many GSs been sold. They outnumber anything else out

Even in sportbike-crazed Italy, the GS has taken the honor of becoming the seller (GS and GS Adventure sales pushing aside even supersports or what have and that, with a $14.6K Quite amazing, methinks, no, Ewan McGregor’s well-publicized the world tour on a GS can’t explain that.

Japan’s The Suzuki V-Strom and Honda’s are just too plasticky for real Yamaha has stopped producing the 750 Tenere a long time ago Kawasaki has never been interested in the (multi-cylinder) genre.

KTM’s V-Twins? Too revvy and

One company, though, seemingly had all the cards to play the GS game A big air-cooled Twin with an technical presence? Guzzi’s got it. A that doesn’t require on those long trips and get clogged with mud (when you hit a trail once a year…)?

got it. An industrial-agricultural poise? Guzzi’s got it. like Guzzi really had no but to make this thing.

the Stelvio is here at last, and not hard to see that all the ingredients to create an Italian GS are there. The size, the right attitude, the big trailie treats. With being Guzzi, the styling is too, to a certain extent.

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The Stelvio designers consciously the asymmetric aggressiveness of the GS articulate end and went for a much smoother If the GS’s disjointed body composition is too much for you, the Stelvio can offer instead a more quiet and restrained Those big, bug twin might be hard to swallow, but than that the Stelvio is a gem while the fit and finish is really a cut above the current GS that some corner cutting in the department.

Other than good, looks; there’s also of tech-substance in the Stelvio. The new high-cam motor displacing 1151cc was straight out of the Griso and was only detuned for the Stelvio. With a 105 hp at 7500 rpm, the Stelvio the updated 2008 R1200GS in output and rpm in the Adventure-Tourer category wars.

The closeness of the healthy ft-lbs) torque peak at rpm to the power peak rpm hints at a revvy motor, but we’ll get to later.

The upside-down front with its 50mm tubes mighty, and on the back, the progressively CARC swingarm with its design is just as reassuring. The front calipers seem a bit of in this context, while the rider’s seat (at 32.9 looks perfect for long on the saddle.

The windshield (as well as the seat) can be for height, and on the back end, a rear luggage carrier and bags attachment points are equipment. The Stelvio is quite in specs to the basic 1200GS things get less rosy you factor in the ESA and ABS options. The Stelvio have an ABS option only in a few time, though it’s there’ll ever be an on-the-flight adjustment system.

Heated grips and GPS gear in the accessories catalog.

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