Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V — Cycle Torque Magazine

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Moto Guzzi 650 GT

Alternative touring

Test and by Chris Pickett

IT’S fair to say that the majority of in Australia who like touring generally consider a Moto Norge GT 8V. That’s not because not a good machine, rather Guzzi is a bit off the radar when it to that type of bike. In Moto Guzzi actually has two big tourers, there’s the Stelvio as but besides being a very bike, especially in white, the GT is a comfortable and very capable eater.

Before the ride

The GT shares essentially the same 90 degree V-twin engine as the Griso and as a result power and is up (now a shade over 100Nm) so a lack of grunt an issue. Moto Guzzi much work has gone the engine management and fuel systems to make it a smoother and motorcycle and after riding the big we can’t argue with

Feeding the power to the road via the six gearbox is Guzzi’s trademark shaft drive which has a of 12/44, so gearing is on the tall just what you want in a It’s not ugly like shaft drives of the past. one not only works well it as cool as too… All this is in a chassis which is a mix of steel and not that you see much of it because of the of bodywork.

Only the fastest of touring would play around the suspension, other than the preload changes and the like, so Guzzi has seen fit to equip the GT with 45mm conventional (preload adjustment only), and a which has adjustment for rebound and the preload being adjusted via an to use dial.

Most fast have decent brakes days and the Norge is no different, and ABS standard. Dual 320mm and four-piston calipers up front, and a twin piston caliper at the

On the ride

While the Norge is a big bike it’s not overbearing. in part is due to the 810mm seat (you can get a gel low seat option is 30mm lower) and the bend and of the handlebars, and the fact it tips the at 257 kilos which puts it at the end of its competition. Even though I’m 6 and 95 kilos, I’m confident the majority of wouldn’t find this intimidating to ride in traffic or at speeds.

I’m not generally a fan of touring which have ’bars right back, almost the rider. Luckily the Norge like this, its riding still has a very slight forward, even though almost imperceptible, and the seat/ ’peg ratio is spot on for the trip meter dial over constantly for hours on

An electrically adjustable windscreen riders tailor their setting. Personally I found it well enough and buffeting was – I hate screens which your head around a nodding dog, the Norge’s isn’t like that – but this generally comes to the shape of the screen rather the fact it can go up or down. I like the Moto Guzzi has put an electric on the bike though, because you’re paying this of money you want a bit of bling.

There’s plenty of info on the Many late model have a mix of digital and analogue, and this is fine, the Norge has big and tacho dials which are to read, and just a little bit old cool.

There have complaints that previous had suspension perhaps a little than it could have I tested the Norge GT along pretty average roads and away impressed with how the and rear ends coped decent bumps and undulations. we tested an earlier model it bottom out on big dips in the road no where you had the rear shock

Moto Guzzi 650 GT

I’m glad to say this wasn’t unless you were fully and it was a ‘big’ dip. The suspension a high average speed rough roads without the rider hits to the spine, and is a mix of sport and tour. In other it soaks up the bumps admirably but can cope with a set of sporty without feeling overwhelmed.

One which took some to come to grips with was an understeer. It was almost as if the front was down on pressure but after was checked OK it obviously came to the ‘feel’ of the front end. I find it an issue at all after I did miles, I just adapted my to suit the bike.

It’s not a to be rushed, but if you adopt a smooth you can hustle it along very thank you.

The engine like to be rushed either. It rather you use the ample torque on and hold a gear or two, the throttle as you enter right corners to allow the engine’s reaction to tip you in tighter, while the throttle off as you enter left to let you fall in. All bikes have a ‘feel’ which separates from others, and bikes the Norge are at the extreme end of this

It might be an old saying but you need to a Moto Guzzi more just around the block so you can it and adjust yourself to suit. Top would be around 210-220 an hour if you wanted but that’s not the Norge GT is about, it’s being constantly quick for distances.

The engine ran well the test, with the only being it didn’t fire to at the first stab of the button cold on a couple of occasions. And the 23 litre fuel tank you need to refuel every 200 or so either. Colour matched come standard and are easy to off if you need to do a spot of commuting.

While there’s a few tourers with more outright than the Norge it’s a fast machine on the road, night time because the are bloody good! It handles and rides the bumps nicely. capacity is right up there, and comfortable.

Can you ask any more of a tourer? not, and it’s a bit different to

Moto Guzzi 650 GT
Moto Guzzi 650 GT

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