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2011 Moto Guzzi GT 8V: MD Ride Review (with MD Review)

The historic Moto brand has many loyal but has never sold in large here in the United States. it was acquired, and revived, by the conglomerate several years ago. began to be infused to refine and both the chassis and the traditional engine.

The Norge tourer is unknown to Americans. Although you purchase the prior version of the it is quite rare to see one on the highway in the U.S. I therefore will not you with all of the detail changes the prior model and the subject of test, which is the 2011 GT 8V.

Having said that, I to point out that the Norge has now the much more powerful engine that has previously found on models such as the With the latest tuning and injection offered up by Moto the eight-valve engine has both a higher peak horsepower and together with broader and power when compared the older two-valve motor.

When I first sampled the engine in the Griso, I was very With the cross-frame mounting of the 90° the Moto Guzzi has always had of character. A rocking motion blipping the throttle at a standstill in many respects, the same felt aboard a BMW boxer

This same basic configuration and layout embodies and tradition, particularly if you have Moto Guzzis in years

Together with that and tradition, you now receive refinement and a level of power and torque. a combination! Simply put, the motor, in its latest and most state, combines all the good about a modern 90° v-twin, those pleasant big pulses, and power, together with and predictable throttle response will get you down the road or without a passenger and luggage) and efficiently.

Oh, and with a smile on face.

The Norge comes with large capacity as well as a broad, comfortable that offers good for hours of riding. Add to this the electrically adjustable windscreen, faring with improved protection and newly developed damping in the footrests, and you have a that can be both fun and comfortable to over long distances. as well.

Owners of the previous Norge frequently complained about the settings. The forks and shock are new year, as well, and damping is In our experience, they offer a compromise between comfort and and held up well with a 210 rider and 135 pound passenger

The Norge has very complete which is, for the most part, legible. Traditional looking, tachometer and speedometer are combined an LED panel with fuel (including MPG), trip and more. The LED is not as legible as we would however, given its relatively screen and poor contrast in light.

Part of this be down to the pair of 54-year-old that were staring at it,

The Norge is a big, heavy with a claimed dry weight of 570 pounds (before adding 6.1 of fuel). The big twin pulls smartly, however, and the handling its mass. Stable in a straight we were surprised by the almost feel the bike provided at while cornering.

Good geometry, relatively mass centralization, and wide for leverage all play a factor The Norge transitions well side-to-side, and confidently holds its mid-corner. The suspension settings, as we earlier, hold up well in conditions.

You won’t be chasing bikes through the canyons, but a rider can hold a surprisingly pace on the Norge through the

We found relatively good gas with the Norge returning to 50 mpg while cruising on the Interstate and 40 mpg combined with a reasonable of surface street riding. Not bad the size, weight and power of motorcycle.

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Having ridden Moto Guzzi machines the years, I never expect the to cooperate with me quite as as most Japanese motorcycles do. Guzzi has made huge however, and after a clunky into first gear, the shifted well once I don’t recall ever a shift or finding a false

The brakes are very strong their Brembo calipers quick and substantial initial that can at first surprise but, with practice, can be modulated. Given the mass brakes have to cope I was a bit surprised by their effectiveness and but came to enjoy using If you hustle the bike and use the brakes you will experience some fade, but this is normal for a bike when it is mimicking a lighter sport machine.

The of the bike were comfortable one exception. You will see from the that my 5’11″ frame use more legroom. Some will not be bothered by this so  The rest of the ergonomic is hard to argue with, the seat and ample wind coupled with high that place your in a comfortable, natural position. riders (older riders, in might have a significant with the high pegs.

It was something I had to get used to, but eventually I thinking about the peg location, and was to ride the bike longer without any discomfort. Vibration levels never an issue from a perspective.

The clutch and other are reasonably comfortable and easy to Again, this was not always the with Moto Guzzis in the Clearly, in designing the Norge, Guzzi took the extra to make the rider interface as as possible.

The windscreen is wonderful. It has a broad range of adjustment and a surface that effectively wind away from my and shoulders. Although I was too tall in the for the screen to completely direct from the helmet level, I always find a position minimized buffeting and noise.

The for the screen adjustments is a bit awkward; as you must remove your from the grip to reach the that raises or lowers the

Take a look at the video we attached below for a better of what it was like for us to ride the The Norge GT 8V is a comfortable, fast full of Italian character and Engine reliability should be a point given the careful of the powerplant for more than a  The shaft drive minimizes maintenance, as If you can deal with the relatively foot pegs, you might fall in love with it.

The Norge GT 8V is available in both and black (as pictured).  U.S. for the 2011 Moto Guzzi GT 8V is $15,990.  Here is our video of the Norge.

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