2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V Bike

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Naked bikes come in flavors. When I returned to riding after an absence of years, I bought.

2009 Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

Naked bikes come in flavors. When I returned to riding after an absence of years, I bought a 1981 Gold Wing standard. it was a … bike (no fairing or … something that Honda stopped producing to focus on the touring crowd.

That had a solid feel that me, and the engine pulled with of authority and low-end torque. It quick to change direction or to wheelies, but I thoroughly enjoyed the effortless power and freight-train

Underscoring my first impression of the 1200 8V, undoubtedly, was the fact I rode a Vespa scooter we testing roughly 100 miles to a where I exchanged it for the big …. jumping on to the bigger bike, I the Southern California freeway I had just exited on the 250cc and roared back to Temecula.

The big Guzzi felt like a rail car in comparison to the small-wheeled It was so stable at high speed, and so I almost felt as if I could ridden the entire way without my on the bars. It was also fast.

The low-end torque was a welcome after wringing the neck of the scooter to keep up with traffic. I nevertheless found thinking this most of Guzzi v-twins, displacing and featuring four-valve heads and a ratio of 11.1-to-1, was somewhat when it came to power This thought immediately when I began to explore the half of the tachometer.

While the low-end torque is nice, it is to write home about. It is 5000 RPM where the 8V engine comes alive. Although as if a heavy flywheel is employed to with the power pulses the huge pistons, the bike up fast and hard from rpm all the way to its redline near 8,000 Moto Guzzi claims 110 hp at rpm, and roughly 80 foot of torque at 6,400 rpm.

Having ridden many air-cooled Guzzis in the past, I was to discover the top-end rush from the 8V.

This is a large, motorcycle with an exceedingly wheelbase. Nevertheless, it is well and poised… ready to change when you command it to from the handlebars. The bike can carry decent lean angles in the and that long wheelbase it loves to hold its line mid— corner bumps or

You won’t feel the flick flick sensations you would on a sport bike or supermoto, but the 1200 8V is a more than companion in the canyons, nonetheless.

some Guzzis of old, the features a relatively slick-shifting transmission and modern, powerful brakes with fully suspension. Until I got used to those brakes created front-end dive than I was with. They are strong and have quite a bit of initial

I learned to grab them a bit carefully and progressively.

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

The relatively ergonomics proved comfortable on trips, as did the seat. Wind was actually quite tolerable for a due apparently to the aerodynamic impact of the and instrument cluster. Of course, freeway journeys above 80 mph eventually wear on you, and a fly or mini — fairing certainly be nice under circumstances.

The pleasure you get from riding a Guzzi has much to do with character and tradition. All of those are in the new Griso. The styling is bold being over-the-top, and the bike its share of admirers at stoplights and gas It is nice to be on a motorcycle that is here in Southern California, and without many of the technological that normally go with term.

Retro, but fast and at the same time.

The Griso is not its rough edges. Indeed, it be a true Moto Guzzi a few rough edges. The relatively cams lead to a pronounced in power above 5,000

Frankly, most modern aim to provide a perfectly linear delivery, and this can get a bit boring. I the turbo boost available 5,000 rpm. It almost the Griso a split personality allowed me to cruise quietly and below that rpm level, and sport bike riders and car owners above it.

Of course, at a MSRP of $14,290, the Griso 8V is not an motorcycle. Nevertheless, its real is expensive, as well.

Indeed, if you traditional style in your and are ready to move beyond the offered by a traditional cruiser, the Guzzi Griso 1200 8V might be exactly what you are for. The same could be for sport bike riders for a more upright, comfortable position along with style…all while retaining a power rush in the top half of the

For me, the Griso appeals for a number of Its unique character and look, with its supreme stability and the feedback from the transverse 90° V-twin made it a pleasure to … and stare at in my garage.

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


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