Moto Guzzi Griso

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Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

Trevor Hedge

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It had been a fair while I slung a leg over a Guzzi but things never change.

The lurch to the left as the big twin into life.

The heavy on the lever to engage the dry clutch.

The clunk as you select first Even the look is much the with huge cylinders out either side in front of knees.

The Griso could ever be one thing, a Moto

The last Guzzi I rode was a Guzzi Daytona 1000.

A beautiful bike and to my eye perhaps the looking European motorcycle of the The ride though was horrible.

In early days of fuel the throttle was snatchy; the slow made it feel ten foot and the damping in the suspension was almost non

Not one of those criticisms could be leveled at the Griso. In short, an absolute hoot!

The 1151cc is smooth at low rpm and somewhat deceptively

It doesn’t have the huge end oomph of a large capacity but it grunts along well

If you never spun the tacho past 5000rpm you would come away unimpressed by the eight-valve engine.

You would be surprised by the smooth low speed and the suave throttle response, but you have been expecting a more oomph.

Let off the leash the big twin is far from docile.

At it finds another life and forward to 8000rpm with a ferocity.

Obviously the engineers at Mandello (Italy) fitted seriously hot camshafts to the Griso as it has a satisfying top end charge that seriously addictive.

The exhaust note is also unexpected. Our test bike was with the optional 2-into-1 muffler which gave the quite unique vocals.

up it for the rent the Griso made a note something akin to a between a well tuned and a high revving v-four.

loud enough to be offensive, but unique, and evocative.

The six speed is fairly smooth and positive.

gear will take you to Top gear cruising at 100km/h the conventional tacho register a 3000rpm.

The clutch is heavy and in traffic but engages smoothly

The shaft drive system none of the bad traits evident in designs.

Despite quite a long the Griso loves to be hustled your favourite set of bends. solid stability is a hallmark of the

Any mid corner bumps are brushed off by the fully adjustable forks even a wiggle of the wide or a wallow from the single swingarm rear.

Handling is more sportsbike than but with a stability and surefootedness really has to be experienced to be appreciated.

The allow the active rider to pressure through the pegs required yet prove comfortable when it comes time to off the pace.

Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

Turning the machine does require putting of pressure on the wide handlebars but with the perfectly placed there is enough leverage to get the on the right line.

And once committed to that the Guzzi tracks like on rails and proves utterly no matter how bad the road surface.

chasing some much sporting machinery through the Spur the Griso still had clearance in reserve despite every last skerrick of the BT016 rear hoop.

assured, if the terrain is tight and a Griso rider will not be behind by their sportsbike mates.

Of course in fast bends the Griso won’t be to hold a candle to a sportsbike, but motorcycling roads such as the

Putty and Oxley will immensely satisfying on the Guzzi.

The are also up to the task.

A pair of mounted four-piston Brembos up offer plenty of strength and feel at the lever. A large disc is ample back-up at the but offers little feel lock up. ABS is not available.

The riding position on the Griso accommodating enough and I never had a with excess wind during my time with the

Long days in the saddle pose no problem and the pillion appear somewhat reasonable.

accessories such as small or windscreens and factory rack soft panniers add to the Griso’s potential.

Guzzi also tail and tank bags especially for the Griso. Bling are also catered for with a variety of carbon-fibre bits and to further personalise the machine.

in a while a bike comes that truly surprises. I am to report I was very pleasantly by Moto Guzzi’s Griso.

of a cross between a sporting and a cruiser, the Griso is unique in its own Do yourself a favour and throw a leg one if you get the chance.

But be warned, it will grow on

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

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