2010 Moto Guzzi Stelvio ABS — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS

The People Speak, Moto Listens

They say: A and smoother Stelvio, now with

We say: The bike Guzzi have built in the first

They say: A stronger and Stelvio, now with ABS. We The bike Guzzi sh

Over the Moto Guzzi has developed a as a conservative firm, renowned for unique machines that a traditional style and charm. set in their ways, you can’t Italy’s oldest bike of being slow to act or reluctant to to criticism. Not anymore, anyway.

of people who rode the 2009 at its introduction last year on the bikes’ flawed power and Guzzi’s owners at the Piaggio listened. The Stelvio’s 1151cc, twin was unbalanced and peaky, a feeble midrange and a sudden of top-end power. Not the kind of delivery you want for an adventure least of all a big Moto Guzzi.

Given the cold temperatures and damp patches we encountered on our I was also glad the new Stelvio equipped with ABS. The system’s bite and feel outstanding. And try as I might, repeated stops downhill couldn’t the ABS into getting overworked and stopping power, as various BMW have done in similar

At $15,990, the Stelvio ABS is reasonably to compete against its adventure-touring It might not be the most sophisticated or dual-purpose big twin, but it’s a versatile bike that is quick, comfortable, sweet and well equipped. The 2010 is proof that sometimes it does pay to listen to your

A year later, the Stelvio is with a retuned engine. New revised fuel-injection mapping and a airbox broaden the motor’s and increase its versatility. In sharp to the’09 bike, the 2010 pulls effortlessly with the low-rev grunt that has been associated with twins.

The bottom-end hollow of the Stelvio is gone, replaced by a pulsating surge of torque begins as soon as you release the

This is how a Moto Guzzi is to feel!

The Brembo blend of radial calipers and 320mm up front is excellent, and ABS guarantees in changeable conditions.

The Brembo blend of four-pot calipers and 320mm discs up is excellent, and AB

The Stelvio’s abundant, power was wonderfully apparent as we into some steep, mountain roads. In traditional fashion the big V-twin seemed to get as the rpm rose, but there was no need to rev the It was much more enjoyable to through the very precise gearbox, making the most of the newfound flexibility and the traditional of a big, booming V-twin.

Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS

layout is unchanged from the Stelvio. The stepped seat can be for height, to one of three positions. those are high, very and sky-high, given that-despite 6-foot-4-I struggled to climb and could only just get feet down with the in the highest position.

Shorter riders will struggle, though the adjustability is and the Stelvio is no taller than of its rivals.

Once aboard, the feels roomy and ready for the haul with an easy to the slightly raised one-piece and fairly low-set pegs. The leaves a cocoon of still which is great because the is plenty powerful to cruise at speeds. Adding optional accessories such as hand saddlebags and heated grips further increase its long-distance

Retained practical touches the lockable fairing compartment, storage, sturdy luggage and comprehensive, handlebar-operated instrument

Handling is also impressive, was just as well given the number of bends we had to navigate in a of continual climbs and descents. At a 472 pounds dry the Stelvio is hardly a bike. Much of that is carried high, and steering is as conservative as you’d expect on an bike.

But I was impressed by how light the felt, and how easily and precisely it be maneuvered with a gentle of the wide handlebar.

Some of the quick handling can be attributed to its Despite having generous (6.7 inches up front and 6.1 at the and being soft enough to over cracked and undulating roads, it is well-damped and resists Even when the pace up, the Stelvio remained composed.

The Pirelli Scorpion tires well, aiding handling their sporty profile and more than enough for the type of riding for which machine is intended.

Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS
Moto Guzzi 250 TS


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