2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V Review — Review of the 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso…

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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

The Goods

Though its tubular perimiter frame lends it an silhouette. the 2009 Griso’s distinctive feature is its new 8-valve, 90 twin engine. The transversely powerplant boasts 563 new components, new heads and pistons that it achieve a compression ratio of Horsepower has been boosted to 110 (at rpm), and torque is 79.7 at 6,400 rpm—pretty impressive for an engine.

The lump is mated to a transmission, and a single-sided swingarm a shaft drive. Four-piston brakes and 43mm inverted forks are found up front. 2-piston units are situated at the along with a monoshock equipped with a remote gas

Swing a Leg Over

Photo Guzzi

The first Guzzi I rode was a 2007 Griso, and I really get it—so when I was some time with the Griso, I wasn’t expecting But firing up the new bike felt different. It wasn’t just its pipe by Termignoni. which is but arguably less cool than the stock one found on the ’07

Somehow, the bike came more even at idle; its exhaust note may have off the neighbors, but it sure made motorcyclist happy. though I did try to the Griso away from my on a couple of occasions before up this bad boy.

The saddle is and comfy, and feels sufficiently for long rides. At least the Griso seems rather (and it is, with a wheelbase of inches.) Controls are easily and the multifunction display effectively an analog tachometer with a speedo and other functions ambient temperature. Neat include the hollowed pedals and the trim around the fuel … and you better get some neat on this bike, since got a premium pricetag.

On the Road

The strangest thing a Moto Guzzi is that the bike actually tilts to the when you rev the engine in neutral. called “torque reaction,” and because of the orientation of those transversely positioned pistons.

Once you get over that phenomenon, there’s a lot to enjoy the 2009 Moto Guzzi It’s got dramatically more than its non 8-valved predecessor, and there’s a bit of a dip in mid-range torque, the from 5,500 rpm to the 8,000 rpm is absolutely outstanding. Unlike a machine-like inline 4-cylinder this thing vibrates crazy and always seems to be exactly what’s going on its crankcase—which can be either nirvana or a of hell, depending on your

The gearbox operates smoothly and with the only weak being the rather heavy which starts to feel heavy in traffic. But on the open the Griso is loads of fun to ride. Its is plush but controlled, with handling characteristics—though its length can be a bit of a at lower speeds.

The Brembo work very well, confidence to the equation. Though its dry of 489 pounds prevents it from confused with an all-out the Griso is nonetheless powerful and enough to offer plenty of on remote, twisty roads.

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