Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8v and NTX 2011: Better facing the army GS

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX

Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8v and NTX Better facing the army GS

The road trails are on the rise, but if the BMW is the undisputed queen of the category, the coming from all directions. Guzzi Stelvio 1200 is the offensive. Declined in 2011 8v or NTX, the adventurer Mandela his weapons carefully: self up, and frame retouched.

Guzzi 1200 8v and 1200 NTX 2011: test

The critics are unanimous its launch in 2008: Moto Stelvio motorcycle is a good In good trail road, she is for its versatility, comfort, performance, but his ability to go on an adventure. All the more 2009, the model “base” has joined by a version of NTX with the panoply of the perfect adventurer.

Not less rigorous than the BMW the reference category, particularly in of suspensions, the Guzzi brings of fun which sometimes lacks the – but a bit austere – Bavarian. For us, the Italian is sexier than the German.

But faced with a difficult BMW (except perhaps as regards the of its many options …), Stelvio certain refinements; the engineers of del Lario bring us today. It the lack of autonomy from its 18 tank: here with a of supertanker. 32 liters of premium now it promises to be able to browse 450 km without going to the pump; the torque were sometimes and really poor at low speeds.

The V2 changes slightly for more Little by little, finally, its is refined. This remodeling the he provided the Germanic perfection?

On the roads of Tuscany, take delay the measure of this 1200 8V 2011.

A supertanker hourglass

At first glance, the of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio does not overturn the canons by previous versions. However, if the optical block remains the the bow is plumper than before. We do to do a completely redesigned front

More massive, even it allows integrating a tank capacity has almost doubled. technical achievement on the part of home, because once in the the difference is imperceptible. At birth the the notch is identical and depressions in the always perfectly natural to wedge your knees, an impression of finesse general

However, we deplore the loss of storage compartment: an inevitable to a greatly increased autonomy, we are one. If the ergonomics remain the – with a handling of mapping still not easy, due to the proximity of the placed on the left stalk – seems best with the new of the bubble, a few inches wider in its part. The first laps the impression of comfort.

Conditions are now to enjoy the pleasure of a mechanical we are told, improved. An audit is

The engine the more torque Guzzi

The Rise of cross-twin is always a rather unusual … and His rhythm captivates, seduces his moment, but it is with great it takes you. The big twin pulls at 2000 rev / min, on the previous generation, we deplore its of effect on the exit hairpin at this rate.

The new electronic control unit the new injection mapping, new plugs, sensors exhausts journals and the welcoming a larger radiator to fruit.

Stalled on the sixth to 90 km / h (roughly the 3200 r / min), is by asking fewer questions the times, a tad more volunteers ever before. The curves of the new engine are smoother and more distributed power seems low and This does not prevent the trail to show even explosive with the approach of rev / min, where he happily on the arms without flinching to the of the red zone, located at 7800 tr /

The sensations offered by the large are there and play the box is a joy to watch as the fluid and soft commands.

development does not necessarily the old version, but taking the handlebar of the just after releasing one of the new 8v, it is clear that this is still the most enjoyable Guzzi. Best of all, its of 6 liters/100km be around, at least if one the trip computer – then we spared no trial frames. An benefit when prices at the ignited.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX

A clutch but no traction control

The of the Stelvio 2011 is still as The suspensions firmed bring rigor in the heading hold, on the fast curve and angle Anyway, in this area, the was already excelling. Always as the Eagle on stilts provides a robust braking, which can be depending on the version, by a latest ABS (an essential option to hear the with GS).

The outbreak of the appeared in 2009 seemed to us too sensitive: it is now ancient history. If the of this assistance is denied, we skeptical about the effectiveness of the limiter (ATC) from On soft surface, do not expect to the throttle without spinning the wheel: this is more to dirty or imperfectly coated, it is

The absence of a real traction, the BMW AUC, is ultimately not too damaging the field of election Stelvio 8v. it could be more on NTX adventurer, its owner wants to take him off the track. Too bad: this is fully fitted particularly equipped to compete with the GS

In the equipment of the 8v, the NTX effect adds a top, side deflectors, a plate, aluminum, guards, cylinders, hand guards, not to its two magnificent canteens aluminum.

Dear seduction

Now has a gas tank for a traveler, a slightly improved performance and a chassis barely anti-GS Latin offers new against the best-selling of road The BMW R1200GS is embarking base 20 the Stelvio 8v even has an advantage in of autonomy, an argument that fly.

Homogeneous, comfortable for the as the passenger, reassuring and efficient, the 8v imposes a certain charisma and rewarding. These charms are magnified version of NTX, the new black color perfectly Now, this will he sufficient to trigger a wave of of purchase?

Not sure, because the rate of Moto Guzzi Stelvio – from € 13,590 to € 15,690 options – still too close to of the reference BMW to win the match on this alone. To each his choice to test support, between rigor and Italian character, to go through the box Maxitest, to reassure back to the particular Service.

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