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Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

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The Moto Guzzi Norge has on the periphery of my awareness of touring for some time. One of the more models on the market, it also to be one of the best priced and most – if also one of the heaviest. With a new released this past as part of a relentless effort to put Guzzi in the mainstream, the Norge is to ignore even in today’s touring market.

Like Italian motorcycle firms, Guzzi is incredibly proud of its and the Norge has a particularly special It was named after the GT Norge, the groundbreaking 1928 model – named for the airship that was the to fly over the North Pole. The GT Norge completed a 4,000-mile ride from the company’s HQ to Norway’s Lapland, on the inside of the Arctic Circle.

It’s the kind of ride classify as an epic cross-continental even today, and in 1928 it was more so given the state of the The company had a point to prove: rear swingarm suspension – the first of its kind – worked, and enable journeys of greater than were otherwise Engineer Guiseppe Guzzi the trip in four weeks.

the Norge was reintroduced in 2005, it with wind-tunnel-designed fairing and a v-twin engine and accoutrements, and that very same The statement of intent was clear, it was not without its issues. Reports of an seat, vibration-happy handlebars and an engine clouded an otherwise release.

The 2011-2012 release cycle has a heavily redesigned model sporting a new fairing, seat, panniers, electronically adjustable and eight-valve engine. According to reports, up to 80% of the bike is new. is up by 20% on the old model, alongside a 7% horsepower

With great power comes great comfort; the suspension is adjustable (and a tad firmer) and by all of good quality, and the new seat has the issues of the old.

The upgrades are needed for a bike in a market by old lineages of sport-tourers. It’s that Moto Guzzi are for the Norge to go toe-to-toe with VFR1200, Triumph’s Sprint GT and practical all-rounders that as competent touring bikes. The certainly sports the weight of a – at 257kg  without  fuel, it is than most competitors it also boasts an impressive of accessories.

Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

With a standard set of luggage, grips, ABS and a bluetooth-enabled Tom Tom GPS, the painful-looking £11,549 price tag seem so bad. This for an especially interesting comparison BMW’s higher-tech and higher-price Though a full 24kg than the Norge, the BMW is also a pounds more  —  and without heated grips or a

With this said, I help feeling serious about the Norge as a genuine The incredible weight and new seating – an uneasy compromise between sporty pegs and upright – mean that if weaving traffic is your everyday there are a thousand other that will make life easier. Having that, if you have the upper arm to handle it and favour touring, the new minimal nods to fun and performance may your long ride the enjoyment a purebred tourer fail to provide.

The final to making the most of the Norge’s attributes is, of course, money – and more of it than you have about depreciation. The 2012 has undergone changes large and and all are significant and go a long way towards the “new bike” premium. To buy an Norge would be to resign to the constant knowledge that you experiencing the bike at its best.

 This may not be a problem, of course, and you can find models over years old for between five and thousand pounds. Even they don’t tend to above 20,000 miles, 10,000-strong odometers a common But they won’t be quite as and polished, and you’ll need in 6,250-mile service intervals in any

The new Norge is a compelling motorcycle, and a surprisingly practical one. On the of research alone, how highly I it comes down in large to how much you fancy your hauling it around a u-turn in the of nowhere halfway across If it passes that test, it just be one of the best deals on the touring market today.

Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

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