2011 Moto Guzzi Griso SE Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

2011 Moto Guzzi SE | Review

Moto Guzzi

Are there any female Moto owners out there? I am sure are, though they have to be few and far between. I cannot of a company responsible for more masculine machines than from the uomini at Mandello del

Wide, imposing, and gruff, yet graceful, the almost uncategorizable is the least subtle bike in distinctive realm. At one time a “techno cruiser” by the Italian Moto Guzzi now wisely away from defining unique motorcycle.

To be sure, else looks like the From the muscular transverse with its provocatively protruding to the large-girth muffler, the Griso’s is not to be disputed. This falls in with the source of the Griso it is a character in Alessandro Manzoni’s 19th century Italian “I Promessi Sposi” (“The that Moto Guzzi as “a tough and fearless leader.”

up the Griso in the morning and it is cantankerous. a Harley-Davidson, the Guzzi motor to life with disquieting It is as if a hand grenade has been into the cylinders to set the pistons motion.

The entire bike shakes as air-cooled 575cc cylinder to operating temperature, guided by the of a Magneti Marelli EFI. underway, a large side-mounted oil maintains temperatures, and it is another design feature along the high-visibility, large-diameter exhaust

Pull in the single-plate clutch and you engage first gear, you notice a rise in revs-the is preparing for engagement. Shifting first is not slick, though it is Subsequent gear changes are smoother, particularly as the Griso

The Griso’s seating position is on the side of neutral, as the low, bars insist that you forward a bit. The pegs sit a tad though not unnaturally or uncomfortably. the Griso is a wide mount, the leather seat and perimeter frame pushing your out.

The motor is mounted far enough that only those of long inseams will knees displaced by the cylinders.

mindful of the company’s racing Guzzi has decked the Griso out in the livery of Omobono Tenni for SE version. Tenni, the 1937 European Champion, was nicknamed The Devil for his hair and on-track which ended in a fatal in 1948. The association does the proud.

While not a racing the Griso acquits itself on the road when ridden As torquey as you expect a big V-twin to be a straightforwardly oversquare configuration, the Quattrovalvole heads and overhead allow the Griso’s heart to a bit more rapidly than and redline is put off until 8000 Never frantic, the acceleration is insistent.

Thanks to plenty of mass, the rider can twist the hard to the stop and still completely in control.

The combination of a transmission and a power-band that from idle to redline that proper gear is not mission critical for the Griso. You want to keep things for maximum performance, as the healthy 110 come just 500 rpm shy of redline. maxes out at 80 ft/lbs, coming 900 rpm than the horsepower peak.

Short-shifters will do fine, revving the Griso up does its rewards.

With the rake out to 26.3 degrees, a roomy wheelbase and a claimed dry weight of 489 one has to realize that things happen quickly. In comparison, the Monster 1100 EVO-another liter-plus, 90-degree V-twin-measures out at 24 of rake, a four-inch shorter and about 125 fewer pounds.

although the Monster shares the tire brand and sizes as the the Monster’s Pirellis are aggressive Rosso IIs, rather the yeoman Scorpion Syncs. to say, the Griso wants to be much more deliberately the Monster.

Once set into the Griso is steady. Deceptively the suspension-inverted 43mm forks, rear-is fully adjustable and compliant and composed, even on corners. Mid-corner corrections leverage, which the wide provide, though you are best by thinking ahead.

Set yourself up nicely, and the Griso you through the corners with Don’t bother throwing knee out; that’s not how the rolls. Old school cornering is the way to go.

in switchbacks require more hint toward the mandatory of the rider.

With over 500 of motorcycle hurtling down the strong brakes are a must and the gets radially mounted clamping down on 320mm stuff. The story on the rear is not so brake lever looks a gear shifter and is tucked so far in it is tough to reach. Fortunately, the has 11:1 compression braking for the wheel.

Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

Long distance are compromised by the plentiful vibrations, caress your posterior and your feet, while slowly assault your You won’t notice it right will probably even it, until your hands wilt. This, of course, little in town, which is setting in which the Griso

Much of its heft is carried low and centralized, so it doesn’t feel so heavy in urban environments. the wide bars reduce effort, you will want to be a couple of inches taller for through the city. The Griso is comfortable, dexterous, and attention so don’t be surprised when roll down their to ask you what it is you are riding.

The big motor is for battling cars on the boulevard, as you are in the wrong gear and usable is always on tap. At stops in you will feel the characteristic rocking caused by the engine Once in gear and underway, it is no a problem, and there is no bad behavior the shaft drive.

There is so evocative about the Moto Griso 8V SE that turns excursion into either a through Italy’s wine or a rumble past the Colosseum. It is a motorcycle, and quite unapologetic it. Riders longing for a lithe, sporting bike must elsewhere.

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Helmet: Z1R Pandora

Jacket: Dainese Pelle

Gloves: Cortech Series 2

Jeans: Icon

Boots: Sidi Streetburner

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