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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport ABS

RideApart Review: Moto Stelvio 1200 NTX

Parent Piaggio didn’t make a bit out of it, but it totally re-designed the Stelvio in with a new motor and new frame. Is the Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX now a alternative to the class-defining GS?

Take the old and change the torque curve 80lb/ft peaking at 6,400rpm to at 5,800rpm, add a narrower 4.25×17″ rim (capable of accepting enduro an aluminum sump guard, guards, aluminum luggage, bars and auxiliary lights and you the NTX. Add all that to the 1,151cc 90° twin making 105bhp, the tank capacity and a 598lbs weight.

The 150-section rear, spec’d to the fitment of knobbies, but here road-biased Pirelli Scorpions, over on its side in a manner to most modern bikes and too-wide rubber. 1st gear is enough and the torque strong low down — 85lb/ft at just — that you’re off the clutch and on the as soon as you’re past 20mph apex. That new really takes off between 6 and though.

Cross that 6,000rpm and the 1,151cc air/oil-cooled twin a much more menacing, exhaust note, delivering

The NTX decreases rear wheel to 4.25-inches to make selection of rubber easier and receives a of additional accessories as standard. antilock brakes, traction panniers, crash bars, wire wheels, an extra-large and additional wind deflectors on the plus bark busters. All boosts the distance capability and of the bike while making it rugged.

You get the feeling you could throw it in one of the hairpins, pick it up, and ride it a hundred miles back to with only an apology to for your trouble. In matte — the only color available on the NTX — the thing feels ready for the Apocalypse. It just needs decals on the panniers.

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport ABS
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport ABS

What’s :

This Moto Guzzi is compared to that BMW. You the one. And not without reason, not are the specs extremely similar — longitudinal twins (the BMW is now water cooled), single-sided drive swingarms, single-plate — but the Italian bike was created to benefit and conquest sales the German. Some things the GS are better — it’s nearly lighter than the NTX to start, it admittedly comes with options — but there’s two big differences right here, heading a wet alpine pass, really the Guzzi shine:

Conventional forks and traction On the Stevio, applying the front compresses the front suspension, its angle and making steering faster and more confidence as weight transitions to the front and the contact patch grows. Say you will about the benefits of dive-free Telelever, but when you front end feel, there’s better than a traditional set of forks.

What’s Bad :

Extremely weight and limited ground mean you really don’t to take it off-road.

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