Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 review — Naked — Motorcycles — Visordown

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Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

Moto Guzzi Griso

When I’d seen one of the testers climbing aboard the wearing one-piece leathers thought he was barking. Surely long, low Guzzi V-twin the type of bike you ride a racing suit, for gawd’s any more than you would to a Harley? It’s just not

An hour later, I’m second thoughts. Right now following two other guys up the Spluga Pass, a few miles the Swiss border and high in the Alpine foothills for the autumn air to be chilly. More to the point, been cranking the big Guzzi a string of hairpins at a rate I have imagined possible riding it.

Full leathers on the then? Well I still the big bruiser is more of a jacket-and-leather-jeans of bike, but it’s a very all-rounder that is well up for a bit of a

The production Griso is not a watered-down of the striking concept bike was unveiled at the Munich Show years ago, either. The thing that struck me seeing the line of black outside the Mandello factory was this is that rare a production bike that better than the prototype. of the reason for that is that stuck so faithfully to the original with the big aircooled motor’s emphasised by large-diameter steel tubes; and with fat tyres that huge, conical silencer that makes a of Euro3 necessity.

Detailing is in everything from the cut-away mudguard, via the bodywork grilles and big fuel cap surround to the minimalist and classy rear light.

One thing Guzzi didn’t to design specially is the motor, is the same 1064cc aircooled that debuted in the Breva earlier this year. In Guzzi fashion it’s a V-twin with two valves per pot and operation. But it also incorporates heads, redesigned lubrication and an uprated alternator relocated the cylinders, instead of on the end of the crank.

The new six-speed gearbox is also as is the final drive system the shaft runs inside the aluminium swing-arm.

Just everything else about the is new, staring with frame whose large-diameter main tubes curve from steering head to pivot sections, and are left on by colour-matched plastic panels are cut away to allow room for the cylinder heads. Forks are at a laid-back 26 degrees, but the Griso an aggressive look from its front end, which multi-adjustable upside-down Showa with big discs, four-pot fat-tyred 17-inch front and cut-down mudguard.

The hard-charging spec doesn’t there. Rear wheel is 17-incher wearing a 180-section and the one-piece handlebar is slightly and long enough to encourage a leant-forward riding position. The felt quite long and at slow speed not surprisingly for a bike with a 1554mm

But its seat is low enough to allow riders to get both feet on the ground (though a long leg is needed to reach the sidestand), and wide bars gave of leverage plus generous lock.

The motor felt juddery at low revs but pulled enough even from 2000rpm in the lower gears. And the was respectably quick, too. Not in vicious, as the modest maximum of 88bhp at 7600rpm is only a of horses up on the Breva’s figure, to the new exhaust.

But there was plenty of smooth available all the way through the midrange, and fairly upright, wide-armed position caught enough to make life interesting at almost-legal speeds.

Despite the bike was comfortable enough to sit at when the road opened and to rumble up to an indicated 115mph a bit more space, approaching a top speed of about 125mph. It was fast and long-legged enough to distance at a respectable rate. And though the tank holds 17 litres, fuel range be well over 120 miles if you’re caning it.

Inevitably the long Guzzi felt a bit a tourist coach as I tipped it some of the hairpins near the border, but most of the time it was well balanced and even nimble. The wide bars plenty of leverage to offset the length and conservative steering and the multi-adjustable suspension at both was firm and well-controlled enough to more than the occasional

There was also heaps of clearance, apparently thanks to the development testers who apparently coming back with footrests ground away the designers moved them up by with the result that I managed to scrape even the of my boots, despite the grip of fat Rennsport rubber. Predictably the front brake set-up of 320mm discs and four-pot Series calipers gave stopping, too, even we hacked back down the later in the day.

Perhaps late adjustment to the footrest sums-up the Griso as well as because it seems that Guzzi’s own designers initially this bike’s potential to be far than just a eye-catching for gentle cruising. Instead, a return to the good old days of big Guzzis with performance, and handling as well as style. It £7490 on the road and comes in a of red or black paint.

Such is the Griso’s all-round that a more difficult could be What Not To Wear riding it.

Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

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