2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio Review

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Review

The Moto-Guzzi Stelvio 4V’s big selling point is how it to ride. You can read all about how it is for the famous Stelvio Pass cut the Ortles Massif, and how there are 84 bends in it, and write that off as background. You can check out the gladiatorial of the bike and put that down to the European fascination with

But once the big Goose is rolling under you, the accumulated experience associated with a and storied heritage are made by the beat of the venerable V-twin, the of the big chassis, and the sheer organic the Stelvio has with its rider. if you aren’t a fan of this genre, or of big with shaft drive, bike will charm you seeing things differently.

The engine comes from the Griso, and although its output is slightly different 105-horsepower the Griso’s 110, due mainly to packaging you can tell that the of tune is more appropriate to bike. Most of the serious is bunched near the top of the 8000-rpm where the 1200cc four-valve cylinder) twin produces thrust.

That sounds all wrong for a bike with dual-sport but the twin makes pretty power lower down its too. Enough to allow in traffic, where it drops the to a relaxed and economical burble. The of its six gears is very high, for touring, and a big handful of throttle at any speed in sixth produces thudding vibration and intake drone than meaningful

You soon get used to keeping it in if you think a passing opportunity is to come your way soon. But important than all this of power is the way this bike around. Despite it size and styling, it’s terribly to ride, and it infuses its rider a sense of calm purpose.

There’s no point scratching frantically when you can swoop a pass in a series of graceful instead.

Maybe it’s eagle on the tank badge, but the does indeed swoop and It tips easily into partly due to the tremendous leverage by its wide bars, partly of the good mass centralization by its across-the-frame Vee-engine and its longitudinal Once banked into a bend, the Stelvio takes a set and just carves its way onward.

once said you can feel the stability of tall wheels, and may be true of the Stelvio, whose spoked wheel tracks on the path your eye has chosen for it. the bike feels reassuringly and if it doesn’t exactly flick one direction to another, it certainly directions as willingly as one would of a bike with a 60.4-inch

Considering that the Stelvio’s had ride comfort as one of their the bike_s suspension strikes a balance between compliance and The inverted front fork is and boasts 6.7-inches of travel, the rear shock (adjustable in and preload) has over six inches. As one expect, there’s some under hard braking, and a squat during hard but these pitch motions are well damped.

Equipped radial-mount Brembo calipers on big rotors, and braided-steel lines the Stelvio’s brakes felt up to the job of slowing this 500-plus machine when called All in all, the beast proved a lot agile than its dramatic and size might have

There’s much to be said for laid out like this. The position is comfortable for long with a spacious seat and padding. Some care was with the design of the aerodynamic and the manually adjustable windscreen and moldings chop a good hole in the atmosphere.

There’s some buffeting off the top of the windscreen, but I soon found a that put my helmet into a constant wind flow.

mirrors one can actually see out of, and a command position, the Stelvio proved an traffic runner. When a senses that the machine on steers precisely, it adds to the confidence he feels when through columns of traffic. certainly true of the Stelvio.

Its in the steel slalom totally its size and mass.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

To all the somewhat dynamic virtuosity, you can add character. Or if you_d prefer. The big Guzzi with a mild side-to-side then tilts hard up your thigh when you the throttle at rest. That be the big pistons trying to spin the bike around the crank.

You hardly notice it at all when on the but veteran Guzzi racers tell you that crankshaft forces can be felt either the bike down in a lean or a lean when you_re fast enough.

I can_t say was a problem for me. Nor did I really notice the drive, whose inherent tendencies have been out by the Guzzi CARC (compact shaft drive) system. you just get on and go.

The various idiosyncrasies of a V-twin layout simply part of the bike_s appealing

Adventure-tourers are expected to offer long-distance additions, and this the does. Side cases, protection guards, GPS navigation, hand grips, hand fog lights, tank bags and an system are all available as accessories. The comes standard with a storage space in the tank that opens with a

At $14,990, the Stelvio is priced close to its obvious rival, the BMW GS. For those who prefer the Italian of motorcycling to the German, the Stelvio 4V promises an expressive relationship.

This Moto Guzzi 1200 4V is motorcycle multipurpose and developed to thrill you on road and


Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

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