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Moto Guzzi 750 NTX

Adventure road

Test by Ballantyne. Pics by Chris

AFTER a thousand plus two day trip, some of it freeway, back roads, some and a fair chunk of it two up, I believe the Guzzi Stelvio 1200 is a underrated adventure bike is not only well built and equipped, but also very

The why

The big Moto Guzzi adventure now in its third incarnation, and was a perfect to carry my mate Craig and I to to pick up my new BMW F 650 GS. The idea was then to turns riding both on interesting back roads the next day to Newcastle. Two adventure different as chalk and cheese, with great qualities, on your mission.

The bike and the

Craig and I became familiar Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio NTX riding a second generation during the Cycle Torque Adventure last May. a lot of good feeling out there Moto Guzzi as it goes modernising the big air cooled 90 degree now with 1151ccs and four per pot, controlled by up to date management, including new for 2012 sensors for each exhaust all keep the fuel injection smooth and the emissions low.

A fat torque filled output 105 bhp available feeds through a clutch action to a chunky but going five speed A shaft drive takes transmission duties and is housed in a to look at single sided arm with an, unfortunate sounding to acronym stamped on it. “CARC”, for Reattivo Compatto or CArdan Compact.

The engine with swing arm is genuinely distinctive, it very well, is tuned for use and is easy to manage from a in tricky dirt situations up to highway truck passing fully laden two up. CARC the rear planted, eliminates reaction, and is aided by a new for 2012 speed monitoring traction which joins switchable to complete a comprehensive safety Unusual for an adventure bike are mounted high spec four pot brakes, these from 43 mm inverted forks outback a single disc and two pot calliper is neatly integrated the big swing arm, together pull up a big machine (231 kg) a two up load just fine.

Departing Newcastle late we preloaded the solid yellow rear shock that’s accessible through big silver rails, we left the forks as came. Craig was prepared to as pillion, he didn’t, it was a breeze, the is purpose built for this With its broad and relatively low I sat well forward upright and while Craig held big well shaped alloy rails.

Set above a classic instrument cluster with LCD display is an easily adjustable when set to full height a turbulence free cockpit. The has been restyled and looses the bug look of previous models.

The NTX comes fitted with other manufacturers charge for, there are running side crash bars, a bash plate and a rear all up representing great value. the significant 2012 feature is the new 32 tank promising a very 430 km range. We had the included NTX panniers on and were the only aspect of a package which jarred, are wide, pushed a pillion’s forward and the locks fiddly.

And if you can dismount without scraping the top of the you are doing very well. an overnight stay in Goulbourn the delivery duties were as we rolled into Canberra morning and headed straight collect my bike from Classic. Not so sure how the Stelvio was by the team at BMW Motorrad, spending time with their

With Craig now solo on the we headed into Canberra’s centre to plot our path while polishing off an excellent and the lot breakfast. Summernats was in town us to thread through a traffic jam to get the show grounds. By now we were at the bit to get on the road to Crookwell, Taralga and

Before long we hit our first bit of dirt and Craig was up on the pegs on, the big NXT stable and easy going, not to press the new BMW, just I lost sight of the Stelvio the tar resumed.

Where it belongs

Moto Guzzi 750 NTX

We hung up through state forests and climbs where on a hairpin Craig ran the Stelvio wide and the quicker handling BMW dived passing easily and then off. At Oberon by early and after the essential burger the lot, we swapped bikes. I’m on the Stelvio as we rode through countryside, it’s been a for rain and everywhere was lush and

We rode through rolling there were few cars and of bends. As a tourer now the Stelvio was in its maybe swap between and fourth gear if you wanted to do. Hanging out for a dirt challenge we put up traffic through to Mt Victoria and the Line of Road.

When up a booming Stelvio to pass it was great watching drivers sit up and that Guzzi sound is a feature.

Turning left after Bilpin Craig led on the BMW as we hit an dirt track descent to the Colo River. The Stelvio’s bars when up on the pegs everything under control, dabs on the brakes had the ABS working on tighter entries. We swapped again for the run along the Colo and by now Craig was getting a foot on some bends, a bit dicey the Stelvio’s weight, but he wasn’t given the way the bike handled.

 We got lost and then got unlost, the BMW ran out of fuel, but not the Stelvio with its 32 Got to Hornsby after taking the Gorge Road and then via the F3. It’s true, you really need to go far for an adventure ride

a doer

Overall it was a revelation to so easily between two such bikes. Especially when some challenging dirt It is a credit to Moto Guzzi’s team to have developed the to such a high standard.

fully equipped and ready to go the NTX is now a serious, and character filled, to BMW’s 1200 GS series and is a good thing for adventure

There might not be too many changes between the new Stelvio and the one it but it feels as though there is. I the dash and therefore the traction system was easier to navigate but once you read the owner’s it will be easier than to figure it out for yourself. Keep it up Guzzi, the Stelvio NTX deserves to do amongst riders seeking to an all roads two up long distance spanning adventure, or just a day to Canberra…

Moto Guzzi 750 NTX
Moto Guzzi 750 NTX
Moto Guzzi 750 NTX
Moto Guzzi 750 NTX

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