Moto Guzzi Norge 1200

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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

Norge is Norwegian for Norway and how it was that Moto Guzzi the bike at just Norway’s day, May 17 th. Moto Guzzi invented the Grand Turismo for journeys on two wheels with the Norge GT 500. Guiseppe invented swing arm mounted suspension just for that GT.

making a 4000 mile from the home of Moto in Mandello del Lario to the arctic in Norway, he was so happy with his new system that he called the GT In 2006 Norge is back in the of a fully faired 1200cc The world launch took in Mandello del Lario at the foot of the alps, but the launch did not last enough for us to reach the arctic this time.

Words: Tor /Photography: Milagro

I n 1928 Guzzi had been in business for six years and Norway as we see it today for years-Both young at the time and very successful today. Guzzi has more than production since the Breva launch in 2005 after the take-over in December 2004. For reason Moto Guzzi is into Piaggio’s gem stone and in future Guzzi models are as important for the two-wheel juggernaut as the made in Aprilia.

The money is not the same as Moto Guzzi is not at world level with technology and expensive racing however let’s put it this Moto Guzzi can launch and how many new models as it likes in the years.

Norge 1200 is the first big effort since the Breva/Griso and the sector of touring machines is one Guzzi really wants to do a to. The new model has been developed at speed and was first going to be Breva GT. This was not really to reflect what the Norge is all about as it is a brand new motorcycle a brand new 1151cc engine and the full fairing from Guzzi in yonks.

So the story that the product development and head designer took a through the Guzzi museum and across the old Norge GT 500. and then it was decided that the to the full blooded tourer would be named Norge after the first Norge.

with the Norwegian flag, and leathers I entered the seat of 1200 for the first time. The is on the soft side and comfortable at sight. I activated the Tom Tom Rider system and since we are in Italy is in Italiano, also the GPS.

But by my logical sense I managed to at type in Mandello del Lario did not help me until I was heading If the system had only had an easy way of the English setting I would played more with it. We into the Italian Alps on a trip and on my way back I fell in with GPS.

Not just the Tom Tom fitted to the Norge, but all GPS on touring bikes. All touring should have one fitted as The Tom Tom fitted to Norge 1200 by touching the LCD screen and it is easy to at least with summer but I suspect it could be a pain thick waterproof winter

The windscreen protects most of the body from the wind and is adjustable in two steps-High and low. It is a system but Guzzi has also electrical button adjustment. At the we got to sample how the new system works on a

Lower the windscreen from the button on the left handlebar and it from the right button on the hand handlebar. This be a much better solution as are no steps involved and you can adjust whilst on the move. In one month system will be ready for All in all you will be able to choose four different versions of the 1200.

The Norge 1200 TL and GTL feature the electrically adjustable whilst the Norge 1200 T and GT feature the manual one tested in article. The test bike had all the and accessories fitted except for grips and the top box. To sum up the most differences: Norge 1200 T is the basic model where it is of the luggage option, foot and Satellite navigation system.

The T model is the cheapest of the four at Euro in Italy. Norge TL features the electrically adjustable rather than the manual one on the T. Norge 1200 GT features the fairing including leg shields and guards at the rear, heated and panniers as standard but only the adjustable windscreen. Norge GTL is the luxury option and is priced at Euro in Italy.

All the accessories are as standard from the factory for the low seat option, tank electronic anti-theft system and the bike cover. GTL is also the version that is delivered as with the Tom Tom Rider system and top box in to the panniers. The panniers have got a of 36 litres whilst the top box adds 44 litres of carrying capacity.

All feature ABS brakes that can be with a button on the left side. I rode several both with and without The Brembo brakes are powerful you use ABS or not but the Norge 1200 is a bike weighs a claimed 246 kilos in its basic set up and the benefits of turning the ABS off is For this reason and particularly if loaded with panniers, top box and leaving the ABS on is the preferred option.

ABS is automatically activated each you start the bike and has to be deactivated by the ABS button. Norge 1200 is when braking hard and the is not an issue. The Metzeler Roadtech Z6 takes care of grip and with the steel tubular and very short wheelbase the Norge handles like a tourer. On the twisty roads we in the Italian Alps the handling to its right.

On these roads were some incredibly hair-bend corners that tackled much easier anticipated. The short wheelbase but Norge 1200 still at its best in more flowing and corners. Shaft drive is going to have a slight on how smooth the up gearing is felt. 1200 rises a bit on each up towards sixth gear and if the torque surge amplifies sensation.

As such it is not different the big BMW touring bikes.

The 1151cc 90 degree V-twin is now a classic Guzzi feature and the tops out over the side fairing. 1200 has received the most version built to date a claimed 95bhp @ 7.500rpm and @ 5.800rpm. In top gear cruising at the engine revs at 3.600 rpm unstressed.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

The engine causes a amount of vibration to the handlebars and is tiring on a longer journey my hands got a bit numb. The fuel engine develops a lovely unique to a Guzzi and it is considerably powerful than the Breva But I am not sure how much of those that actually reaches the wheel. The midrange is strong and the vibrations disturb relaxed at the high gears. The big air-cooled breaths freely, but generates of heat.

The test bike had the leg guards lowest part of the fairing fitted that leads the hot air the cylinders straight to your In sunny Italy it got uncomfortable riding through a couple of centres. Moto Guzzi that the leg guards should be in the summer but that there are no with overheating the engine the guards fitted. I reached a top of around 210km/h with the screen in its lower position.

there was almost no turbulence or buffeting at these speeds. 1200 is built solidly and is even at high speeds panniers fitted. After not too miles the soft seat my … hurt which was on such a prestigious range tourer.

I was longing for a gel seat too on the test ride. Of other details it is worth mentioning a 12 volt power socket is for power needs on the move.

I had high hopes for the Moto return to big touring bikes. The to the handlebars, soft seat and heat generation were Handling, brakes and a good screen are strong points with a strong engine plenty of torque. Norge handles like a sports but is still a few bhp down on most of the tourers. The ergonomics are good for miles, however that seat and vibrations to the high needs some more

The styling of the bike is also where the aerodynamic and aggressive fairing is a striking feature. All in all 1200 is a good package the right accessories, but I am not sure how it will handle a direct with the refined air-cooled from Bayern. But as we say in Norway on 17 th of Hoorah for Norge and welcome to Moto Guzzi.



Vibrations to the handlebars

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport


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