2011 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

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Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

2011 Moto Guzzi GT 8V

Text: John M. Flores Photography: John M. Flores, Guzzi

Let’s cut to the chase I took the 2011 Moto Norge GT 8V into the wilds of and felt really connected to bike. Despite the cold and the and the occasional muddy patch, the didn’t miss a beat more importantly, made me inside my helmet with apex, each corner and each passing opportunity.

This is a visceral machine of carving heavily crowned and crossing continents. Are there sport-touring bikes? Yes. comfortable ones? Yes. featured ones? For sure.

But once in a while you come a bike that grabs you by the of your touring jacket and “Let’s ride.” For me, this is bike.


It all starts the motor. I’m a V-twin of guy. I started with one (a Hawk GT) and continue to ride (Aprilia RSV-R). This with its quattrovalvole 1151cc, V-twin, makes 102 horsepower more importantly, has the torque (77 and feel that I like.

Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

Some people call it and I’m not about to argue. The is air/oil-cooled, with a new fan to help the oil Heat from the motor a problem in cold weather.

As a of fact, I wish it radiated under those conditions I was tempted to remove some of the shielding. Power from is good, with just a of side-to-side pulsing that the Moto Guzzi engines are for. Delivery smooths out 4,000 rpm, and thrust is and enthusiastic all the way to the redline.

Revs climb quickly, and the rev limiter is a distinct possibility if you watch the tach but instead for the motor to run out of breath. That’s the of the free-breathing, modern four-valve Rolling off produces prodigious often accompanied by an intoxicating from the exhaust that you want to find the nearest just to hear it roar.

From quiet, twisty to Interstate 80, the Norge GT 8V delivered whenever asked, lifting the wheel on occasion while returning more than 40

A six-speed transmission connects the to the shaft-driven rear wheel Moto Guzzi trademark, and suited to touring. Getting first requires a firm but otherwise the drivetrain is notable for its of drama and lack of rusting It’s not buttery smooth some Japanese transmissions, but it require additional attention as carving up the countryside.

Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring
Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring
Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

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