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Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

by Robinson

While our Two Wheelin’ Brian Robinson doesn’t Italian, he does ride every chance he gets. And time, he takes us for a ride on an twin that’s a little

When most people Italian bikes, they Ducati, maybe Aprilia, but Guzzi has been making for longer than both of brands, and decided to celebrate 90 years of motorcycle production this bike, the Griso 8V SE.

BRIAN ROBINSON: Moto labels this special Griso as “a unique for the most discerning and passionate Now what that means is riders are a little different. And probably because the bikes are a different, as well. V-twin may not sound all that unique, but likes to mount their sideways. That means a sticking out both sides of the

Here, it’s the 8-valve of their single overhead cam engine. Horsepower is a healthy 110 and is an equally strong 80 pound It’s fuel injected and

Attached to that 90-deegree is a sweet looking 2-into-1 header which pushes gases to a unique looking side mounted muffler. got a great rumble to it, and sends the through a 6-speed transmission, single plate clutch, to a final-drive and a 17-inch rear with a 180 tire.

Styling is on historic Guzzi race of the past, with satin paint, spoke wheels, and leather tush cushion. It long and low, almost a power cruiser, but riding is more in sport-bike territory low bars and high pegs. The is very long and holds and the bike’s tubular steel wraps around it, not under it.

The look might be throwback, but it comes to riding, it’s all … bike. There’s no protection of any kind to dull the of speed, so when you’re fast, you know it which is to do with all of the torque being out of this 488-pound retro-rocket. 4TH, 5 TH gear, doesn’t matter, just whack the and off you go.

The suspension is fully adjustable front and rear and gives a well controlled ride. quick to turn in and feels stable throughout corners, good front end feel. The drive-train is very smooth, an easy to modulate clutch; and no awkward feels from the drive.

Brakes are by Brembo, with mounted 4-piston calipers up and they work great feeling like overkill at Gauges are easily read at with a large digital display with big speedometer ambient temperature readout, and a lap timer, with a trigger on the hand grip. Mirrors are enough to be very useful.

The kick stand is mounted at the of the engine, and is very far forward, took a little getting to.

Any “special edition” motorcycle comes with a special to the price tag, but the Griso 8V SE seem that bad with on the bottom line.

Despite its motorcycle history, or maybe of it, Moto Guzzi’s sales have never been especially here in the States. if you’re that passionate looking for a unique bike has lots of style and performance, not a cruiser, then the Griso 8V SE just be your cup of espresso.

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

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