Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 Review New Motorcycles New Zealand

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

Moto Guzzi Stelvio Review

Moto Guzzi 1200

It would have to be that could handle the temperatures, changing road and offroad trails of the South And it also had to be able to handle a of gear. Having sampled the from Moto Guzzi I knew that the big Stelvio be perfect for the trip.

Of all the manufacturers to emulate the Ewan McGregor/Charley Long Way Round-driven success of 1200 GS, Moto Guzzi to have the best potential. all, the basic specification of the GS shaft drive, single-sided 1200cc air-cooled twin, dry clutch, 105bhp — just as easily come out of a brochure as a BMW one, cylinder aside. And let’s not forget, in the Guzzi was BMW’s main as a manufacturer of touring bikes.

Engineering and appearance

Moto lives and dies by its signature V-twin. The latest version of the 1151cc mill drips exhibiting all the expected quirks like the pronounced gyroscopic from the centerline crankshaft. The is powered by what is essentially the eight-valve engine as the Griso 8V ignore the Stelvio’s confusing 4V because this is definitely an

For 2010 the bike has a retuned New camshafts, revised fuel-injection and a larger-volume airbox broaden the power and increase its versatility.

The pulls effortlessly with its grunt, the engine is smooth although at lower revs it can hesitate, the mid-range torque is for everyday riding. As we headed the Central Otago hinterland, the big seemed to get smoother as the rpm rose, but was no need to rev the motor. It was much enjoyable to short-shift through the six-speed gearbox, making the of the engine’s flexibility and the traditional of a big, booming V-twin.

The seat is roomy and not bad for long but you need to be tall as even the of its two positions is 820mm from the It can be raised to 840mm quite

The Stelvio’s bars are wide and the positioned to allow plenty of while there’s some for adjusting both gear and rear brake lever to the rider’s feet. The screen can be adjusted without leaving the or using tools; in the high most riders will the airflow quiet and smooth, taller ones still get wind noise.

Fuel is two litres less than the at 18 litres, 280km should before the tank runs but for a go anywhere adventure tourer I have expected to clear the mark.

Performance and handling

Another that might sway is the Guzzi’s handling, which, a weight disadvantage over the GS, is easy and perfectly neutral. often the case that bikes have a poorer quality than their equivalents, but the Stelvio soaked up all the if anything exhibiting more harshness from the front the rear. The suspension works it’s soft at the expense of feedback, yet it doesn’t dive too under heavy braking.

is not a bike you’ll be flicking because it’s tall and with a long wheelbase, but is good. It will still get up and go.

Stopping-wise, the dual radial-mount Brembo callipers and 320mm didn’t let me down, the front crisp stopping power the rear was just a little

The standard Guzzi dash, an mix of round rev counter with info panel, includes economy and range, average and speed, and ambient temperature.

To the Stelvio into the all-road pre-requisite accessories such as top box, sump guard, fog crash bars and hand are available.

The Stelvio had the potential to be best-selling bike since it several of the GS’s most features, but the low-rev lethargy it down, and a bigger fuel would be useful, too. The quality is excellent, and the few niggles I such as the stiff gear and tight handling I’ll put to the fact that the bike had 150kms on the clock.

The big question is, does it match the the yardstick that all big duallies are measured against? I’ll my neck out and say — nearly And price-wise it’s a few grand then the Beemer.


90° V-twin engine, four per cylinder

Capacity 1151cc

Max over 77kW (105bhp) @

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

Max torque Over 107.8Nm @ rpm

Exhaust system Stainless 2-in-1 type, 3-way converter with lambda (Euro 3)

Gearbox Six-speed

End Compact reactive shaft system called CA.R.C; joint and floating bevel pair

Front suspension with 50mm inverted fully adjustable (spring hydraulic compression and rebound with radially-mounted brake

Rear suspension Single arm rising-rate leverage, single absorber with hydraulic damping adjustment and easy preloading set screw

Front brake Double steel floating disc, radial callipers with 4 pistons

Rear brake stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons

Length 2250mm


Seat height

Fuel tank capacity 18

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

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