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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

Went to ride one at Maxmoto ( — Aprilia dealers Guzzi / Gilera motorcycles ) yesterday. Rode over in

Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Went to ride one at Maxmoto — Aprilia dealers Guzzi / Gilera motorcycles ) yesterday. Rode over in the on the TL and, it has to be said, didn’t enjoy it much at all — the fast road from to Thetford, through Thetford and to Bury St Eds, rather the twisties, but it was distinctly underwhelming.

got to Maxmoto to be greeted by an enormous-looking red sitting outside baking in the First impressions? The front is when viewed from on — three-quarters and sides, are fine.

Big fat spoked wheels, rear, fat ‘bars, rear that looks like it double as a stunter’s rail.

Ian out with the key and, after at the TL’s paintjob and asking me why I matt blacked it yet, the Guzz. It’s got, the usual Guzzi starter — the merest dab of your on the starter sets the mechanism and, although you’re no pressing the button, it’ll over until it fires. one fired up instantly and sounded — wuffly, like a should, but subdued because of the exhaust.

Much nicer sounding say, a GS (the first of GS comparisons, I’m afraid) stock ‘pipes.

Swing me leg in the same way as I would any big trailie and go to sit and, ek, this is a lot lower I thought. In fact, it’s tiny when you’re doesn’t really feel a big trailie at all. The adjustable has two (or was it three? I wasn’t really positions and in the highest (as it was) equivalent to the lowest setting on a GS.

me feet touched the floor (and I’ve only got legs) and the bike felt a lot and, significantly, lighter a Beemer (whether it is or not I don’t and don’t care — not getting paid for this so The sidestand is a little awkward as it does, about six inches in of the left ‘peg, but it was no biggie.

So sidestand up, clutch in (nice and — much lighter the TL’s cable one), down with the gear and snick into gear. on, wossis? Snick? Since do Guzzi gearchanges go snick?

go clang — that’s the Not any more, though, this one as light as a Suzuki ‘box a great improvement!

Revving the with the clutch in still the ol’ lurch-to-the-right from the but it’s a lot less pronounced it used to be (the last I rode was a V11 Sport a few years ago my mate with the Griso offered me a go on his 2007 bike. why? ). Pulling away you can a little bit of harshness from the but Ian assures me that that’s this particular bike is past its due service date and it’s … smooth. really?

This is a twin, you know, and a Guzzi one at that — I expecting it to be IL4 smooth. Still a lot than the TL though.

Once out on the with more than 2k on the the motor smooths right out and a o’ times I did actually down at the engine to reassure that it was still a twin. is great — I’m kak at and don’t do ’em. but you can feel the motor’d pick the front end up as as anything. The acceleration is quick, a lot than I’d expected, and the speedo whizzes through in a frenzy, dunno what the were doing, but don’t I hit the limiter in any gear.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

Just Bury on the Diss road I it a fistful and went ear’oling at between 80-100mph, passing cars almost contemptuously. I did until I came round a to find a queue of traffic a stationary police car who was diverting off the main road ‘cos an accident anyway. Most were going right, so I left.

I’m a webel like Halfway along the road eventually, leads to Troston, I right back towards down a narrow country with gravel down the that the Guzz didn’t bat an eye at as we it. There were more a few cars coming the other way and I was to take to the verge a few times the first time I backed off a bit doing so, but the Stelvio felt unfazed so after that I and just bounced along the verge at about sixty.

on the big roads, the Guzzi felt a lot sportsbike like than, a GS. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve liked GSs, but this felt way, way better. It to hug the road more and there’s feedback from the tyres and than the GS delivers and so it feels a lot detached from the world the GS does. The brakes felt too — the fronts are powerful feeling like they’re to make the wheel tuck and the rear is very useful.

I ride the rear brake a lot and so a one is a big consideration.

The motor is streets — every GS I’ve has been good, but they to feel a little asmatic over 90mph. The Stelvio, is completely the opposite — storm on up to 140mph and cruises at between 90 and 100 (my preferred cruising The ‘bars and ‘pegs are … to someone of my dimensions (short, fat and to the extent that, it feels, the only limiting factor to serious mileage is the size of the (no idea how big it is, don’t really at this moment).

So, verdict? If thinking of buying a GS, ride one these too — I think a much better bike to ‘cos it does everything GS riders’ll want with of the GS’s remoteness. It’s the brakes are better, and the suspension you feel like you’re in — you’re riding it, than just being on it,

It is more than a bit fugly the front, though, and, of it isn’t a GS so the McGregor/Boorman wannabees give it a second look, but I enjoyed it — I was out for two hours so I done.

Originally posted by Nik S

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

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