2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE Sport Rider

11 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE Sport Rider отключены
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport


As sure as the sun will from the east tomorrow, manufacturers will introduce that are as tasteful as they are fact Moto Guzzi in 2008 with the launch of the Griso 8V. Introduced as an updated the Griso 8V was instantly made for its classic design and more engine with four per cylinder. For 2011, the Italian has maintained a hands-off approach as far as is concerned, but the introduction of a new special-edition dubbed the Griso 8V SE, has Moto aficionados abuzz.

The Griso 8V SE is a bike to walk past turning your head. If not the new 17-inch spoke wheels and upholstered saddle that you going back for a second then it’s likely the new “Tenni” livery that The matte green finish and tan that run the length of the 8V SE’s and tail section give the a more classic look, pay tribute to Omobono Tenni, one of Guzzi’s most decorated

Matched to the painted body is a freshly painted black handlebar, headlight casing and of which were a raw aluminum or finish on last year’s model.

Of course, the differences the 2011 Griso 8V SE and last standard model end with the alterations. An elongated tank has the reaching out for the bike’s wide, taper handlebar, but the low 31.5-inch height makes certain even the vertically challenged have much of a problem the bike.

As you settle into the you will find that the stitched leather seat is on the side yet comfortable enough for rides. The footrests are still in a sport-oriented position and wide, mirrors up front provide an view of what’s behind The bike’s horn and turn-signal are what will really you off.

With their opposite where you’d it’s likely you’ll be at people more than your intention to change

You need only to tap the Moto starter button to fire up the 90-degree V-twin Quattrovalvole which shakes to life haste thanks to the bike’s starter motor. The air- and Guzzi, which spun our dyno to the tune of 94 horsepower at rpm, features single camshafts that operate valves per cylinder. And the 1151cc has a moderate 11.1:1 compression plus is outfitted with 50mm throttle bodies.

Even as it warms up the bike profusely, the handlebar and mirrors like a paint shaker. a Moto Guzzi without a vibration though? Then the throttle and try not to laugh at the bike’s to nearly throw itself on its crankshaft’s rotational inertia so strong that it’s a requirement you have your firmly planted on the ground.

its notable 73 foot-pounds of torque, the leaps off the line with although the stiff clutch some strength in your hand. The bike cruises a 45 mph at just 3000 rpm, enough power to rumble traffic with ease. Lug the around at a mere 2000 rpm and it complain, with still torque to accelerate when be.

The Griso pulls well up top with more than power between 5000 and rpm; a harsh rev limiter in at 8000 rpm. What’s is that the relatively wide of power allows you to get a bit lazy the shift lever — even in the canyons.

fortunate, because aggressive use of the lever and clutchless upshifts have the Griso 8V in an uproar, as it its best impersonation of a pissed-off Precise, meticulous shifts are then, so pay close attention to the throttle completely and fully the clutch before grabbing the gear. Same thing for where rapid knocks to the pedal are about as welcomed as a horn to the face. So what

Why so finicky? It’s likely the generously sized flywheel to blame. Shift through the with patience and slowly the clutch though, and there much to be concerned about.

In the canyons, fluid inputs to the wide, tapered handlebar the brawny Griso 8V SE into a handling machine. In sweeping especially, the bike handles well. The bike becomes a when you are abrupt with the or stab the brakes though, and the double beam frame to flex beneath you as the corners up. Avoid being too aggressive, and the Guzzi will consent to passes on your favorite of road.

Dual Brembo calipers biting on 320mm up front and a Brembo two-piston out back do reasonably well things slowed back The overly firm feel the front brake lever was our concern.

The sportbike-inspired suspension and rear provides enough to set the bike up for different weight and different riding situations, travel at the front is limited to 4.7 and 4.3 inches in the rear. Both the 43mm fork and shock are for spring preload, plus and compression damping, and are up to the challenge of the Griso, which tips the at 488 pounds…dry.

The Griso 8V SE runs the same swingarm and Compact Reactive Drive, or CARC, as similar Guzzi models. The design well to limit the abruptness of some drive shafts and is to require little maintenance. you won’t find on similar models is the SE’s 17-inch wheels, which are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion rubber — an tire that is actually for dual purpose motorcycles.

Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport

we can’t see the Griso ever dirt, our test riders do that the 8V SE is a great bike in a of scenarios. Cruising down favorite scenic road on the Guzzi, for instance, is quite Weekend rides are especially with the Italian machine, and around town commuting can be enjoyable with the thundering beneath you.

Just be surprised at how many people to talk to you about the bike — there’s about the bike that catches people’s attention. And so a pat on the goes to the Italian designers who took an already tasteful and motorcycle and turned it into an more unique machine. SR

**2011 Moto Guzzi 8V SE

** **MSRP: $14,490


** Air- and oil-cooled 90-degree V-twin four-…, 4 valves/cyl.


Bore x …: 95 x

Compression ratio: 11.1:1

Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport
Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport


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