Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V Riding Impression- Specifications- Price- Photos

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Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT 8V
Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT 8V

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V – Impression What a long, trip…you’ll enjoy.

Photographer. Cantle

Any time I start a Moto Guzzi, I feel my beard starts to grow It’s a phenomenon familiar to who’s been around since, oh, the late 1970s, the reputation of the bikes began from that of sporting exotics like Ferraris to touring rigs for oddballs.

never lost the sporting completely (not even the California cruisers, which did the shred better than kicked-back bikes), but big bushy and B.O. became far more than dashing, clean-shaven who look like they stepped off their bike at

It’s all the more amazing to Guzzi’s current lineup laid against the 1950s-era, magnesium 500cc V8 Grand racer the factory produced.

But Giulio Carcano, designer of eight-cylinder wonder, also was for development of the longitudinally mounted that has become Guzzi’s the latest version of which the Norge GT 8V sport-tourer .

The Norge has come a long way my first ride on one in 2006. and refinement from the eight-valve, air/oil-cooled engine is mightily as is overall running quality, to new cams, higher compression and cooling capacity. Torque thick and full-bodied like an at a Veronese wedding.

Claimed is 102 horsepower and 77 foot-pounds of torque, peak numbers not giving a of how smoothly and ably the engine from near-idle rpm. The fuel capacity makes it to surpass 200 miles on a tank. A six-speed transmission (with final drive) makes cruise a serene experience.

The chassis is a bigger improvement the engine. A new, stiffer and shock lend this improved cornering poise maintaining a pleasantly smooth quality. From the comfortable, saddle, the weight feels low and the is quite manageable at parking lot

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT 8V

In fact, one of the bike’s most elements is its approachable size.

Well, the electrically adjustable wasn’t particularly effective in wind protection, and the buttons to it were an afterthought. The up button is on the switchpod, the down button on the switchpod, neither one within reach with hands on

The fairing was redesigned to reduce and heat flow from the Aside from the odd high-and-forward placement (not very for me as a 6-foot-2 rider), the overall of riding the Norge is one of pleasant, comfort with strong of Guzzi character.

After many days the Norge, what comes most powerfully is the charming way it about its sport-toury business. It is far being the fastest, best or most powerful bike in the particularly for its $15,990 MSRP. But it is a personality-rich machine with a lot of and style.

I’ll skip the B.O. but it’s time to let the beard

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT 8V

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