Moto Guzzi 1200 4V motorbike review

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Moto Guzzi 1000S

Trevor Hedge

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While most European have embraced the latest in their motorcycles in the quest for increasing performance Moto has instead trod a steady One could almost say Moto have taken a similar route to Harley-Davidson.

Like the Moto Guzzi has steadily technology as time progresses, but in a way that takes away the archetypal character that the is renowned for. Big, and rocking to a very unique Guzzis are an acquired taste.

the 1200 Sport 4V has Sport in its this must be taken as to the traditional Guzzi rather a comparison to a conventional sports-touring The pegs touch down early and the Guzzi’s six-speed refuses to be hurried.

After each change big crankshaft takes a little to synchronise with the shaft and unless you are smooth and deliberate your shifts the chassis unsettled. So perhaps the 1200 should be instead compared to cruiser style motorcycles? Not

The Guzzi chassis performs better and ground clearance is far to most cruiser style and the big twin enjoys a good Thus the Guzzi Sport is a unique offering and perhaps suited to riders that are towards a cruiser style but still want a reasonable of ground clearance.

From the first press of the button you know you are astride distinctly different. The starter struggles to push those big pistons against an 11 to 1 compression before its burst into is announced via a serious lurch to the accompanied by a quite wonderful cacophony of violence erupting the attractive 2-into-1 exhaust as the big twin settles down to a and somewhat lumpy idle. nothing quite like it.

a little shorter than the 2-valve model the reach to the on the Guzzi is still quite

The wide bars provide of leverage for tight manoeuvring but with short arms not apply. At the risk of sounding the Guzzi strikes me as a man’s

The clutch requires quite a pull and the whole bike hairy chested machismo. a friendly seat height of though you can be short and still gruff. In the hills the Guzzi from side to side thanks to sporting sized and the engine enjoys swinging the needle to the upper reaches of the dial.

It’s clearly not as grunty low as its two-valve predecessor but at the other end of the a lot more sports has been into the mix by the new four-valve heads.

The drives hard from through to 8000rpm and the throttle while getting on and off the gas is quite for such a big twin.

On the highway the bars open up your and head to significant windblast helps you stick to the speed but does prove tiresome on the haul.

Most riders prefer a rest from the well before the generous 23 fuel tank needs up.

Touring on the Guzzi is an option thanks to a reasonably comfortable and that large tank.

Moto Guzzi 1000S

the end of the year Moto Guzzi are in a set of matching 36-litre panniers to the $20,990 plus on road deal.

Specs — Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V

— 1151cc, air-cooled, v-twin

Bore x Stroke 95 x 81.2mm

Transmission — Six shaft drive

Seat Height —

Dry Weight — 240kg

Capacity — 23 Litres

Consumption on test — 6 per 100km

Moto Guzzi 1000S
Moto Guzzi 1000S
Moto Guzzi 1000S

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