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Moto Guzzi Griso 8V


• Lovely delivery

• Great finish

• sporty


• Limited for taller riders

• Smallish tank

With its own unique, take on the … musclebike Moto Guzzi’s Griso 8V comes bristling with and Latin machismo. A stablemate for the 1200 Sport, the Griso is … aggression from angle, but it packs a performance to match the bad boy image.

First in an eight-valve format towards the end of the Griso was the first of the new breed of to sport the 1151cc, four-valve-per-cylinder – the unit replacing the older two-valves-per-cylinder unit. While not anywhere near the performance of the current crop of rev-hungry, four-cylinder sports fare, and appreciably off the outputs of performance the up-spec engine promises for lovers of sporting Guzzi


At first the Griso can appear to be all engine a couple of wheels for good and in truth this – for many – is a big of its appeal. Its lack of bodywork and the tensile tubular steel cradle frame show eight-valve, air/oil-cooled, transverse V-twin off to full effect; no doubting it’s the star of the

However, dig a little deeper and find the Griso has plenty of goodies that hint at a lot than straight-line performance. The – an inverted 43mm fork and a monoshock – are fully adjustable front and rear, while the package sees twin wave discs up front by four-piston, radial-mount Brembo backed up by a twin-piston Brembo disc down the back. come fitted with steel lines, for extra and feel.

The engine gets its down via a hydraulic clutch, gearbox and shaft final while the fuelling is handled by a Marelli electronic fuel system equipped with two throttle bodies.

Above the single round headlight find the Griso’s minimalist Here a black-faced analogue sits alongside a digital showing speed, time, temperature, odometer and one of either two or battery output. Smoke-lens and an LED taillight round out the Griso’s package.

Available in either or white, the Griso rolls on three-spoke Marchesini alloy fitted with Battlax tyres, and comes with a of optional factory accessories, the including various carbon parts (front guard, heat shield, dash and starter cover), luggage panniers, tailbag and small/large alarm, luggage rack, screen, fly screen, bike performance Termignoni exhaust and stand. The Griso 1200 8V for $23,990 plus ORC.


Even from a Moto Guzzi’s Griso with angry, anti-social The black bodywork (what there is), combined the black fork sliders, rims and blacked-out engine and drive, all add up to a thoroughly thug-like of a motorcycle, and the decent running hints at the nirvana of tyre-torturing Thrown into the mix on our test was Moto Guzzi’s performance exhaust, made by Termignoni and to boost performance, while a 40 per cent weight saving. was going to be fun…

Five after slinging a leg over and the starter, I was hurtling up Victoria’s Spur – a sinewy thread of that twists and turns in a manner up into the Yarra around 70km to Melbourne’s It was mid winter, but today we were in – no moss, no traffic, and a dry surface. On a day organised by Moto Guzzi John Sample Automotive for bike hacks, I’d having a ball for hours – but now I was revelling in what was, for me at the run’s highlight.

Having just hopped off the sizeable and thoroughly competent tourer, the Stelvio. the Griso quite compact. This was up by actually hopping on the thing, and it to have limited leg room at least limited for my lanky 6ft 2in and an aggressive, let’s-not-muck-around forward Fanging up Black Spur, I was the Griso around with the of one of the World Wrestling Federation’s and climbing around the bike a kid on a jungle gym.

Surprisingly, a later check of the bike’s revealed a couple of surprises. at a claimed 222kg (dry), the is actually 8kg heavier than the Secondly, its wheelbase is longer too – versus the Stelvio’s 1475mm – so it goes to show how your to riding a certain bike can be by its appearance.

In any case, as the road its way through the mountains, it was all I could do to my grin in my helmet, because though the Griso’s new eight-valve doesn’t exactly redefine the ‘performance’, the way it kicks out its power is enjoyable, and this is allied to a frame and suspension package allows you to make the most of it’s got.

This isn’t a lightweight but it’ll still carve up a road in fine style, a chunky midrange that, past 6000rpm, bleeds a towering top end of fun that doesn’t let up you’ve smacked into its rev a little past an indicated

Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v

The fully adjustable suspension to the party too, doing a job of handling the bumps, while its geometry seemed to me to afford the blend of stability and agility. ‘bars allow you to effectively it around with gusto, and ground clearance should see you all the rear tyre’s width anything starts touching

However, while it can be all fire and when you’re up it for the rent, the also has a softer side. The vibes are really quite – certainly it was less vibey on the Stelvio – and in top of its six-speed gearbox at it’s only pulling a 3500rpm. You can save that top for Germany’s autobahns, because – days aside – there be too many times when be calling upon it here in Oz.

Speaking of gears, I found the to be slick and responsive – and, more so than the ‘box on the I’d just hopped

The ample midrange torque real world riding a and all the charm that the Guzzi get all misty-eyed about is here in engine in abundance. The power is up 5hp to the retuned Stelvio, and I’ve no that hot pipe was helping too, but it’s still easy to punt the Griso at a sedate old pace, effectively it from sportsbike to cruiser in the of an eye.

The brakes, too, looking all the world like sportsbike anchors, are a surprise There’s good power, and feel here, but not much in the way of bite, if anything. Like on the I’d be playing around pad compounds if sportier riding was to regularly feature on the agenda.

At plus ORC, the Griso be found in the bargain bin at your Guzzi dealer – but with a finish, high-spec gear and thoroughly enjoyable performance, nor it be. This is a lot of motorcycle, and in true style it’s yet another of a bike that’s somehow than the sum of its parts. If you’re a disciple, you’ll love the

If you’re not, you’re guaranteed to love it anyway.

Moto Guzzi Griso

1151cc, air/oil-cooled, eight-valve, four-…, transverse 90-degree

Bore x …: 95mm x

Compression ratio: 11.0:1

system: Weber Marelli fuel injection


Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v
Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v


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