Fikk øye på: Moto Guzzi Norge Miss Motorcycle

20 juni 2015 | Forfatter: | Comments Off på Fikk øye på: Moto Guzzi Norge Miss Motorcycle
Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

Fikk øye på: Moto Guzzi Norge

The Moto Guzzi Norge has been on the periphery of my awareness of touring bikes for some time. En av de mer slående modeller på markedet, det også skjer for å være en av de beste priset og mest praktiske - hvis også en av de tyngste. Med en ny modell lansert det siste året, som en del av en nådeløs innsats for å sette Moto Guzzi i mainstream, det Norge er umulig å ignorere selv i dagens overfylte touring markedet.

Som mange italienske motorsykkel bedrifter, Moto Guzzi er utrolig stolte av sin arv, og den Norge har en særlig spesiell ett. Den ble oppkalt etter den GT Norge, selskapets banebryt 1928 modell - selv oppkalt etter luftskipet som var den første til å fly over Nordpolen. Den 500cc GT Norge gjennomført en 4000-mile prøvetur fra selskapets italienske HQ til Norge er Lappland, på innsiden kanten av polarsirkelen.

Det er den slags tur vi vil klassifisere som en episk cross-kontinental trek selv i dag, og i 1928 det ble enda mer så gitt tilstanden på veiene. Selskapet hadde et poeng å bevise: sine bakre svingarm suspensjon oppsett - den første i sitt slag - worked, og kan føre til at reisene i større avstander enn det som var ellers tolererbar. Ingeniør Guiseppe Guzzi tatt turen i fire uker.

Da Norge ble gjeninnført i 2005, det dukket opp med vindtunnel designet kåpe og et moderne v-twin motor og accoutrements, og fullførte det samme ride. Uttalelsen intensjonsavtale var klart, though it was not without its issues. Reports of an uncomfortable seat, vibration-happy handlebars and an overheating engine clouded an otherwise solid release.

De 2011-2012 release cycle has seen a heavily redesigned model released, sporting a new fairing, sete, exhaust, panniers, electronically adjustable screen and eight-valve engine. According to press reports, up to 80% of the bike is new. Torque is up by 20% on the old model, alongside a 7% horsepower increase.

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

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

Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring

With a standard set of luggage, heated grips, ABS and a bluetooth-enabled Tom Tom GPS, the rather painful-looking £11,549 price tag doesn’t seem so bad. This makes for an especially interesting comparison with BMW’s higher-tech and higher-price R1200RT. Though a full 24kg lighter than the Norge, the BMW is also a thousand pounds moreand that’s without heated grips or a GPS.

With this said, I can’t help feeling serious doubts about the Norge as a genuine all-rounder. The incredible weight and new seating position – an uneasy compromise between high, sporty pegs and upright handlebars – mean that if weaving through traffic is your everyday life there are a thousand other bikes that will make your life easier. Having said that, if you have the upper arm strength to handle it and favour touring, the new Norge’s minimal nods to fun and performance may give your long ride the extra enjoyment a purebred tourer might fail to provide.

The final trick to making the most of the Norge’s considerable attributes is, selvfølgelig, money – and perhaps more of it than you have concerns about depreciation. De 2012 edition has undergone changes large and small, and all are significant and go a long way towards justifying the “new bike” premium. To buy an older Norge would be to resign yourself to the constant knowledge that you aren’t experiencing the bike at its best.

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

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

Moto Guzzi Norge Sport Touring


interessante artikler

Andre artikler i kategorien "Moto Guzzi":

Oversettelse
 Rediger oversettelse
Våre partnere
Følg oss
Kontakt oss
våre kontakter

dima911@gmail.com

Født i Sovjetunionen

423360519

Om dette nettstedet

For alle spørsmål om reklame, Vennligst kontakt oppført på området.


Motorsykler katalog med spesifikasjoner, bilder, rangeringer, anmeldelser og discusssions om Motorsykler.