2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200

And Moto Guzzi invented the swingarm.

Moto Guzzi has a venerable history of technological firsts. Many of the components now used on the majority of today’s motorcycles were introduced for the first time in the historic Guzzi factory on the Lariano mountains. This was the case, for example, with the rear suspension with swingarm – also the origin of a legendary motorcycle raid in which Giuseppe Guzzi, the founder’s brother and production engineer, played a leading role. In 1928, long-distance excursions were hampered by a serious technical flaw – the lack of rear suspension. The alternatives used until then were not able to maintain the frame under correct torsional rigidity and what was gained in comfort was lost in lack of handling. The inventiveness of the Guzzi brothers created an elastic frame with a sheet steel box enclosing four springs, together with a swingarm in tubes and sheet metal which they then used on the G.T. It was also the embryo of the first modern rear suspension and the basis for the first genuine Gran Turismo motorcycle. Original in everything, the Guzzi Brothers chose a highly particular test – a 4000 mile journey from Mandello del Lario to Lapland in northern Norway, inside the Arctic Circle. A monumental enterprise, considering the disastrous condition of European roads at that time. But in four weeks, Giuseppe reached his destination. The elastic frame with rear suspension was so successful that it was introduced in production machines and the G.T. was named “Norge” in memory of that unprecedented feat. This is why Moto Guzzi decided to name the first “Gran Turismo” of the new era the “Norge”.

Norge 1200. Moto Guzzi starts again from the top – of the world.

The Gran Turismo for the 21st century is born… at Mandello del Lario of course. A tribute to its predecessor and not just in name – the concept of absolute protection and comfort has simply been translated into modern day language and technologically updated. The Norge 1200 has an elegant and dynamic design, excellent ergonomics and comfort and short wheelbase to make it competitive even in the traffic. Dynamic and responsive, the Norge 1200 is a modern Gran Turismo which makes flexibility its main strong point as it crosses city centres and boundless distances with the same ease.

Its generous and tireless heart is a new version of the 90° V-Twin, in a 1200cc version improved to obtain higher torque. So maximum pleasure on mountain passes and complete safety when overtaking on the motorway. The mechanics go hand in hand with the engine, with a steel frame and a suspension system which guarantees maximum comfort, even when carrying a passenger and luggage, thanks to the numerous possibilities for adjustment.

The Norge 1200 does not shy away from even the roughest roads, as it is fitted as standard with ABS which can be deactivated as desired. In the seat of a bike like this, the North Pole is really not that far away!

Born to travel.

It is immediately obvious that it has been designed to eat up the miles. From the front fairing, for example, which rises up from the profile of the motorcycle as if it were a natural extension. But everything on the Norge 1200 is in the name of total protection. The front fairing is integral and includes leg guards at the front and mudguards at the back to cope with any form of weather without problem. As well as deflecting turbulence away from the rider’s chest, the windshield can be adjusted electrically to adapt to the various riding conditions. The powerful front light assembly with its four polyelipsoidal headlights provides a clear view even on poorly lit roads and adds to the charisma of the front of the motorcycle, giving it an aggressive feline look and a design which once again emphasises the combination of form and function.

Available as an accessory the Tom Tom “Rider” GPS navigation system has been perfectly integrated into the cockpit, offering a Bluetooth wireless connection in addition to satellite navigation; the calls are automatically relayed from the cellphone to the earpiece inside the helmet, allowing the rider to stay in contact with the rest of the world in complete safety.

The dedicated panniers, in the same colours as the body and with single lock, do not affect the total dimensions of the motorcycle or project beyond the rear view mirrors. Small details which are signs of the close attention paid to every aspect of the design, transforming even the simplest trip into a comfortable and safe journey. In genuine Gran Turismo style.

You can see right from the start that this machine was designed to eat up the miles. The fairing for instance, is an integral part of the machine and seems like a natural extension of the bike itself. But it is not alone; each component on the Norge has been designed to offer complete protection.

The integrated fairing also protects the legs and reduces spray at the rear meaning excellent overall protection regardless of the weather. The electrically adjustable screen (manual on the T and 850) protects the rider’s upper half from the wind and can be set to suit differing riding conditions. The powerful headlight unit with four poly-helicoidal lamps offers superb visibility even under the poorest of lighting conditions as well as adding charisma to the machine with an aggressive, feline look. This design once again enhances the blend of form and function.

Under the elegant skin that conceals its measured aggression, lies an 850 or 1200cc transverse twin cylinder V90 engine. Both these units are quite astonishing for their lack of vibration and the fact that they blend miserly consumption, and minimum emissions with high performance.

Moto Guzzi twin engines are renowned for their temperament. They offer immense pulling power even at low revs and always deliver plenty of torque over a car-like power band.

These characteristics ensure a comfortable, undemanding ride during which the rider can fully appreciate the smooth six-speed gearbox and the innovative CA.R.C. system. CA.R.C. stands for “Cardano Reattivo Compatto” or Reactive Shaft Drive Transmission. Only once aboard the Norge can you fully savour all the little details that make this bike so special. The anti-slip saddle that is just 800 mm from the ground is filled with special foam that adapts to the shape of the rider. The foot pegs are covered with an anti-vibration coating, the sumptuous “cockpit” houses a superb instrument panel including an easily read trip computer that, besides showing travel details, (past and present) also displays service intervals and a check control system. There is also an external 220 Volt socket, a spacious compartment under the saddle, the possibility of heated handlebar grips (optional on the 850) and many other details including adjustable suspension and integrated passenger handles.

FEATURES:

The electrically adjustable screen (manual on the T and 850)

Powerful headlight unit with four poly-helicoidal lamps

Smooth six-speed gearbox and the innovative CA.R.C. system

Anti-slip saddle that is just 800 mm from the ground

The foot pegs are covered with an anti-vibration coating

External 220 Volt socket

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 – USA Specifications
MSRP: $15,590 USD

ENGINE
Type : 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling system : air cooling
Displacement : 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke : 3.7″ x 3.2″ (95 x 81.2 mm)
Compression ratio : 9.8 : 1
Timing system : intake open 24° B.T.D.C.
intake close 52° A.B.D.C.
exhaust open 54° B.B.D.C.
exhaust close 22° A.T.D.C.
with valve clearance 1.5 mm
Maximum power : over 66 kW (95 HP) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque : over 100 Nm at 5,800 rpm
Fuel injection system / Ignition : Magneti Marelli IAW5A, ?-n type; 2 Ø 45 mm throttle bodies, Weber IWP 162 injectors, Lambda control, twin spark ignition
Spark plug : internal NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
external NGK BPR6ES
Starting : electric
Exhaust system : stainless steel, 2 into 1 type with catalytic converter, height-adjustable muffler
Homologation : Euro 3 / EPA

TRANSMISSION
Gears : 6 speed
Internal ratios : 1^ 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
: 2^ 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
: 3^ 23/31 = 1 : 1.347
: 4^ 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
: 5^ 31/30 = 1 : 0.967
: 6^ 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Lubrication : splash
Primary drive : helical teeth, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458
Secondary drive : Compact Reactive Shaft Drive CA.R.C.; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
Clutch : dry

CHASSIS
Frame : tubular cradle, high tensile steel
Wheelbase : 58.8″ (1,495 mm)
Trail : 4.7″ (120 mm)
Rake : 25°
Steering angle : 32°
Front suspension : telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm, preload adjustable
Front wheel travel : 4.7″ (120 mm)
Rear suspension : single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)
Rear wheel travel : 5.5″ (140 mm)
Front brake : double stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 piston calipers – abs
Rear brake : single steel disc, Ø 282 mm, 2 piston caliper – abs
Wheels : three spokes, light alloy wheels, gravity casting
Front wheel : 3.50″ x 17″
Rear wheel : 5.50″ x 17″
Front tire : 120/70 ZR17″
Rear tire : 180/55 ZR17″

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage : 12 V
Battery : 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator : 12 V – 550 W at 2,000 rpm

DIMENSIONS
Length : 86.4″ (2,195 mm)
Width (handlebars) : 34.25″ (870 mm)
Height (dashboard) : 44.3″ (1,125 mm)
Seat height : 31.5″ (800 mm)
Minimum round clearance : 7.3″ (185 mm)
Front footrest height : 14.8″ (377 mm)
Dry weight : 542 lbs (246 kg)
Fuel tank capacity : 6 gallons (23 litre)
Reserve : 1 gallon (4 litre)
Colors : Silver, Red, Graphite Black
MSRP : $15,590
Two-year factory warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance come standard.
Specifications may change without notice.

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 – Canada Specifications
MSRP $18,995 CDN

ENGINE
Type : 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling system : air cooling
Displacement : 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke : 3.7″ x 3.2″ (95 x 81.2 mm)
Compression ratio : 9.8 : 1
Timing system : intake open 24° B.T.D.C.
intake close 52° A.B.D.C.
exhaust open 54° B.B.D.C.
exhaust close 22° A.T.D.C.
with valve clearance 1.5 mm
Maximum power : over 66 kW (95 HP) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque : over 100 Nm at 5,800 rpm
Fuel injection system / Ignition : Magneti Marelli IAW5A, ?-n type; 2 Ø 45 mm throttle bodies, Weber IWP 162 injectors, Lambda control, twin spark ignition
Spark plug : internal NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
external NGK BPR6ES
Starting : electric
Exhaust system : stainless steel, 2 into 1 type with catalytic converter, height-adjustable muffler
Homologation : Euro 3 / EPA

TRANSMISSION
Gears : 6 speed
Internal ratios : 1^ 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
: 2^ 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
: 3^ 23/31 = 1 : 1.347
: 4^ 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
: 5^ 31/30 = 1 : 0.967
: 6^ 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Lubrication : splash
Primary drive : helical teeth, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458
Secondary drive : Compact Reactive Shaft Drive CA.R.C.; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
Clutch : dry

CHASSIS
Frame : tubular cradle, high tensile steel
Wheelbase : 58.8″ (1,495 mm)
Trail : 4.7″ (120 mm)
Rake : 25°
Steering angle : 32°
Front suspension : telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm, preload adjustable
Front wheel travel : 4.7″ (120 mm)
Rear suspension : single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)
Rear wheel travel : 5.5″ (140 mm)
Front brake : double stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 piston calipers – abs
Rear brake : single steel disc, Ø 282 mm, 2 piston caliper – abs
Wheels : three spokes, light alloy wheels, gravity casting
Front wheel : 3.50″ x 17″
Rear wheel : 5.50″ x 17″
Front tire : 120/70 ZR17″
Rear tire : 180/55 ZR17″

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage : 12 V
Battery : 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator : 12 V – 550 W at 2,000 rpm

DIMENSIONS
Length : 86.4″ (2,195 mm)
Width (handlebars) : 34.25″ (870 mm)
Height (dashboard) : 44.3″ (1,125 mm)
Seat height : 31.5″ (800 mm)
Minimum round clearance : 7.3″ (185 mm)
Front footrest height : 14.8″ (377 mm)
Dry weight : 542 lbs (246 kg)
Fuel tank capacity : 6 gallons (23 litre)
Reserve : 1 gallon (4 litre)
MSRP $ 18,995
Two-year factory warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance come standard.
Specifications may change without notice.

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 – European Specifications
MSRP: £TBD

ENGINE
Type : 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling system : air cooling
Displacement : 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke : 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio : 9.8 : 1
Timing system : intake open 24° B.T.D.C.
intake close 52° A.B.D.C.
exhaust open 54° B.B.D.C.
exhaust close 22° A.T.D.C.
with valve clearance 1.5 mm
Maximum power : over 66 kW (95 HP) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque : over 100 Nm at 5,800 rpm
Fuel injection system / Ignition : Magneti Marelli IAW5A, ?-n type; 2 Ø 45 mm throttle bodies, Weber IWP 162 injectors, Lambda control, twin spark ignition
Spark plug : internal NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
external NGK BPR6ES
Starting : electric
Exhaust system : stainless steel, 2 into 1 type with catalytic converter, height-adjustable muffler
Homologation : Euro 3

TRANSMISSION
Gears : 6 speed
Internal ratios : 1^ 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
: 2^ 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
: 3^ 23/31 = 1 : 1.347
: 4^ 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
: 5^ 31/30 = 1 : 0.967
: 6^ 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Lubrication : splash
Primary drive : helical teeth, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458
Secondary drive : Compact Reactive Shaft Drive CA.R.C.; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
Clutch : dry

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