2009 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V — Motorcycle USA

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2009 Moto Guzzi Sport 4V

The distinctive transverse-mounted powers the Moto Guzzi Sport, but this year the motor in four-valve instead of

We’re not used to Guzzi up with new models, so when the established Italian firm something fresh it’s big But one development that’s slipped the radar has been its significantly for 2009 1200 Sport.

The difference, aside from minor detail changes this and the current model is the V-Twin motor, which now has a head instead of two, gives the 1200 Sport 4V a bit of shove. This is the engine also used in Moto Stelvio adventure bike and the 8V cruiser (although why that’s an 8V and not a 4V is not clear).

With its extra revised fuel-injection mapping and new which features a new cat and a triangular-section end power is taken up 10 hp from 95 hp to 105 hp. torque is up too, from 74 to 77 lb-ft, but it’s produced higher up the tacho.

Accelerate hard and the best about the Guzzi is the sound of from the huge V-Twin It’s amplified beautifully by the of one of the many tunnels that our route near the factory on the of Lake Como; as the revs the airbox growls and the exhaust a deep, bass-laden soundtrack. is music you’ll never bored of.

Initial acceleration is but then the Guzzi hits a bit of a spot in the midrange until it going again above As the tunnel lights flash by faster the Guzzi’s speed is and the whole sensation of acceleration and is very reminiscent of an early 916.

The new valve system for the Sport delivers a claimed 10 boost, with an extra 3 of torque.

Compared to the two-valve 1200, the 4V offers much get up and go, if you’re willing to work the hard. But for those who prefer grunt and fewer revs, the is still the one to go for and has much more on below 5000rpm. You’ll find the two-valve 1200 in dealers, so if you want more from your Guzzi, up while stocks last, as say.

The Guzzi hides its weight when moving — and it has a lot to as it squashes the scales at a hefty (529 lbs). Flicking the Sport 4V from side to the minimal effort and is helped by the leverage from its revised upright bars, which look out of place on something a KTM Super Duke or Aprilia

The tubular steel chassis and front and rear suspension good feedback through the sweeping bends and offer up of stability. You’re rarely by the existence of the maintenance-free shaft system, unless you’re hard, at which point the with pitch and weave on and off the

Brembo’s Gold Series give an impressive amount of and feel, especially when you the bike’s weight. In an attempt to the cost of the more expensive the wavy brake discs of the model are replaced by basic ones. It may have lost bling in this department, but the 4V is no for it from a performance point of

Riding position of the Moto 1200 Sport is roomy and although this tester of a long reach to the bars.

being a heavy bike, in heavy rain on roads so you could have a shave in I’m actually still myself. What separates Guzzi’s idea of a sportbike most others is that in Guzzi speak doesn’t a zillion horsepower and riding at 180mph on hard suspension your feet around ears. Their idea of is altogether more gentile and

Think of Guzzis as the two-wheeled of the cool and classy Maserati.

The Sport’s ample proportions it a very roomy and comfortable to be. One of the biggest criticisms leveled at the Sport was the bar position, there’s too of a stretch to reach them. New for the 4V see them moved backed the rider; it’s better but still a bit too far away for them to be comfortable.

The seat is wide, long and for rider and pillion alike and is comfortable enough to go touring on. will sell you the same and top box etc as you’ll find on the Stelvio and heated grips and there’s a 23-liter (6-gallon) fuel tank for big too. Lazy steering means that straight-line stability is epic, even on unbroken Italian surfaces.

The response is perfect, so navigating big V-Twin is simple and there’s of grip from the brilliant Sportec M3 tires. Having the ‘top-endy’ four-valve motor to use in our wet is a blessing too, as there’s low-down grunt to unhook the tire when you get on the gas.

A take on the classic Moto style, the aptly named Sport adds to the classic reputation under new Piaggio

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Thanks to parent company investment, build quality and is vastly improved over of old. The 1200 Sport 4V is a piece of kit, the paint is tip-top and the white number and Italian flag stripes the sultry glass black The motor is smooth as is the new-generation

Granted, the Guzzi can’t seductively through its ratios GSX-R, it likes to take its a little more, but the gearbox is and light and I never missed a all day.

Guzzi seem to be a lot right nowadays, and incredibly, the UK is the the fourth-biggest market (behind Germany and the US). We seem to Guzzis for their quirky and they seem to suit our too. What better to cruise out on a Sunday morning on heavily-policed, bumpy roads a swift, supple, great-sounding sportsbike like the Moto 1200 Sport 4V?

It’s a characterful all-round, soulful with a sporty twist.


-The biggest between this and the current is its 1151cc transversely-mounted V-Twin which now features four-valve instead of two. It’s the engine as you’ll find in the 8v and Stelvio. Power is up from 95 to 105 hp@7000rpm and torque up from 74 to 77 lb-ft@6750rpm.

The 1200 Sport 4V also different fuel-injection mapping.

-A new system features a new catalytic and triangular-section end can.

-Styling is except for a clear lens light cluster and Red, and green Italian stripes on the number boards.

-New are swept back more the rider.

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