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2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V

A true show of class does more than just turn heads.

Moto Guzzi shows its sporting soul in its newest “naked”. This evolved form of the 90° twin cylinder 1200 features new solutions in its design and chassis while giving a new meaning to rider comfort.

Just one look at it tells you that it will soon become a cult item for real enthusiasts. The graphics are the same as on competition models, the stylish front discs and the “carbon fibre effect” exhaust that suggest speed give an immediate impression of the 1200 Sport’s character. The attention to detail is typically Italian and its Moto Guzzi DNA and high-tech injection system make it one of those machines that is best appreciated from the saddle.

From here too, its patented handling system can only truly be felt – a perfect blend of incredible performance and the sheer pleasure of riding.

Like all Moto Guzzi, this machine faithfully follows its rider, it indulges his whims with a spirit that has been guiding it for the past 85 years and has never been stronger.

The look we already know but the 105 CV of “grunt” from the “Quattrovalvole” engine is all new. The power delivery is silky smooth and, on the open road, the bike’s true sports character shines along with numerous technical innovations and a new sense of style. The new “over and under” exhaust system communicates the innate power and innovation of the engine as does the new triangular base of the silencer and the new clear rear lamp cluster. Better performance ensures that the new 1200 SPORT 4V will become an icon for riders seeking real sports performance, not just show. Good taste is assured by the style that gives this Moto Guzzi its character. This style can be seen in the screen and the saddle that house racing number plates like competition models, it can be seen in the white-faced instruments, in the Brembo Gold Series brakes and in the set-back aluminium footpegs.

Although the new Moto Guzzi 1200 SPORT 4V has a decidedly sports type set-up, it is also an excellent tourer with every detail well designed for the rider and pillion passenger to travel in the utmost comfort. The saddle is well padded and offers great support, weight distribution is ideal and with a low centre of gravity, the 1200 SPORT 4 V can easily change direction very quickly on those twisty roads that offer the rider such satisfaction.

The superb handling is due to the exceptional rigidity of the twin cradle steel frame, the forks and the fully adjustable shock absorber that guarantee both comfort and excellent road holding. Those of you that go touring will really appreciate the protection offered by the windscreen and how this sports bike so easily becomes a real Grand Tourer complete with heated hand grips, panniers, top box and satellite navigation system.

No matter the speed, the brakes provide very wide safety margins and consist of twin 320 mm discs with radial mounted four-piston calipers at the front and a single 298 mm disc at the rear. The brake sizes are the same on the ABS version.

In classic black or elegant titanium grey, the 1200 Sport 4V also stands out with its subtle green, white and red stripe that celebrates the bike’s Italian heritage.

FEATURES:

The 1200 SPORT 4V. With its new graphics painting a picture of elegance and sophistication, the exclusive look and technical specifications of the new Moto Guzzi promise performance. The first thing you will notice is the design as you look back along the panels and note the clear rear lamp cluster and the new exhaust. This system now features an aluminium silencer with a triangular base below the “over and under” finned exhaust pipes that symbolise Moto Guzzi power and innovation.

The throbbing heart of the 1200 SPORT 4V is the new “Quattrovalvole” (four valve) engine that, thanks to its unmistakeable transverse V90 architecture, cannot fail but to catch the eye. As the latest form of the engine that was fitted to the Griso and Stelvio, the “Quattrovalvole” on the 1200 SPORT 4V differs in its intake and exhaust system. These factors were developed to offer better engine response at medium to high revs and to match the sporting character of the bike. The engine puts out over 105CV at 7500 rpm with 110Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The engine also acts as a load-bearing component of the tubular twin cradle frame. The frame itself is made of high resistance steel that provides solidity and rigidity.

In true Moto Guzzi tradition, only the best brakes and suspension systems are used: Brembo Gold Series brakes and Marzocchi forks grace the front end. The brakes have radial mounted four-piston calipers acting on 320 mm discs while the forks are a traditional 45 mm unit. The comfortable, excellent riding position along with the forward position of the handlebars give the rider complete control and allow him to concentrate on enjoying the ride.

The 1200 SPORT 4V is now available in the classic black or in the original titanium grey colour scheme. Both these schemes perfectly offset the white racing number plates on the screen and on the saddle that is edged with a subtle green, white and red stripe that celebrates the bike’s Italian heritage.

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V – USA Specifications
MSRP: $13,590 USD

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 70 kW (95 HP) at 7,800 rpm

Maximum torque over 100 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Fuel injection system / Ignition Magneti Marelli IAW5A, a-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
Gear 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 double disk, dry

CHASSIS
Frame tubular cradle, high tensile steel

Wheelbase 1.485 mm

Trail 120 mm

Rake 25°

Steering angle 32°

Front suspension telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm and TIN surface treatment, preload adjustable
Front wheel travel 120 mm

Rear suspension single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)
Rear wheel travel 140 mm

Front brake twin stainless steel floating disc, wave type, Ø 320 mm, 4 opposed pistons
Rear brake single steel fixed disc, Ø 282 mm, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels three spokes, light alloy wheels, gravity die-casting

Front wheel
Rear wheel
Front tyre
Rear tyre 3.50” x 17”
5.50” x 17”
120/70 ZR17”
180/55 ZR17”

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Battery 12 V – 18 Ah

Voltage 12 V

Alternator 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
Length 2.195 mm

Width 840 mm

Height 1.160 mm

Seat height 800 mm

Ground clearance 185 mm

Dry weight 229 kg

Fuel tank capacity 23 litres

Reserve 4 litres

Colors
Black, Red

MSRP
$13,590
Two-year factory warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance come standard.

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V – Canada Specifications
MSRP $ 15,995 CDN

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 70 kW (95 HP) at 7,800 rpm
Maximum torque over 100 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Fuel injection system / Ignition Magneti Marelli IAW5A, a-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
Gear 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 double disk, dry

CHASSIS
Frame tubular cradle, high tensile steel

Wheelbase 1.485 mm

Trail 120 mm

Rake 25°

Steering angle 32°

Front suspension telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm and TIN surface treatment, preload adjustable

Front wheel travel 120 mm

Rear suspension single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)

Rear wheel travel 140 mm

Front brake twin stainless steel floating disc, wave type, Ø 320 mm, 4 opposed pistons
Rear brake single steel fixed disc, Ø 282 mm, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons

Wheels three spokes, light alloy wheels, gravity die-casting

Front wheel 3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel 5.50” x 17”
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17”
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17”

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Battery 12 V – 18 Ah

Voltage 12 V

Alternator 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
Length 2.195 mm

Width 840 mm

Height 1.160 mm

Seat height 800 mm

Ground clearance 185 mm

Dry weight 229 kg

Fuel tank capacity 23 litres

Reserve 4 litres

Colors
Black, Red

MSRP
$ 15,995
Two-year factory warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance come standard.
* Technical specifications of 1200 Sport may change without notice.

2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport 4V – Europe Specifications
MSRP: £TBD

ENGINE
Type : Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling : Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity : 1,151cc
Bore and stroke : 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio : 11 : 1
Timing diagram : Intake valve opening 36° before upper TDC.
(play 1 mm) Intake valve closing 62° after lower TDC.
Exhaust valve opening 58° before lower TDC.
Exhaust valve closing 30° after upper TDC.
Measured with rocker arm/valve play of 1.5 mm
Maximum power output : Over 77 kW (105 CV) at 7,000 rpm
Max Torque : Over 105 Nm at 6,750 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition : Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
Starter : Electric
Spark plugs : NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Exhaust system : Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.
Homologation : Euro 3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox : 6 speed
Gear ratios : 1st 17/38 = 1: 2.235
: 2nd 20/34 =1: 1.700
: 3rd 23/31 = 1: 1.348
: 4th 26/29 = 1: 1.115
: 5th 31/30 = 1: 0.968
: 6th 29/25 = 1: 0.862
Lubrication : Oil bath.
Primari drive : Helicoidal gears, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.4583
Final drive : CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Clutch : Single plate with integrated flexible couplings

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

Legendary Italian manufacturer Moto Guzzi draws deeply from its country’s rich tradition to give full breadth to its latest creation, the Griso 1200 8V.

This newest addition to the Moto Guzzi line, the Griso 1200 8V has been designed to flourish in the realm of two-wheel beauty and performance; a bold and brash machine that combines old world bloodlines with modern engineering. A harmonious marriage of chrome and satin finished metal, the Griso perpetuates the revered lineage of gorgeous motorcycles that have formed the Guzzi family for more than 85 years.

A striking amalgamation of minimal bodywork, mechanical innovation, and rider comfort, the new Griso is right at home in the land that gave birth to da Vinci, bathed in the same eternally sensual magic that has been the stamp of Italy for centuries. It represents the next generation of motorcycles to emerge from the Moto Guzzi Factory, taking an evolutionary step in engineering while retaining the essence of the brand’s time-honored soul.

Streamlined Design

The Griso possesses a muscular, handsome persona, a sleek design that carries from the wide tubular handlebar at the front to the narrow tail section at the back in one uninterrupted flow of minimal bodywork. The gas tank is slightly recessed into the stiff tubular chassis and seamlessly mates to the finely upholstered seat, a stylish design cue that extends through to the compact, aerodynamic tail section that houses the high-intensity LED tail light.

As a naked machine, the Griso’s mechanical components are on full display in a boldly sporting presence. Once astride the Griso the rider is rewarded with practical ergonomics that allows excellent control while placing the greatest importance on comfort. Attention to detail is reinforced in every aspect of the machine from design to final assembly of all components. Moto Guzzi made sure to imbue the Griso with nothing but the finest, a trait that has made it one of Italy’s most treasured exports.

Exceptional Performance

Beneath the handsome veneer lays a masculine heart of intense muscle in the form of Moto Guzzi’s completely redesigned “Quattrovalvole” engine. The famous 90-degree V-twin–the proud centerpiece of Moto Guzzi–is set like a fine jewel in the unique, high strength tubular steel perimeter chassis. The new motor
is aligned in the thoroughly unique, transversal placement indigenous to Moto Guzzi, retaining the brand’s established trademark. Externally, the engine exudes the renowned Guzzi appearance– stout and imposing–while internally, the V-twin has undergone significant changes, featuring an astonishing 563 new components to draw out the highest level of performance and reliability.

The completely reworked, redesigned engine boasts new compact heads employing four valves per cylinder (hence the 8V moniker) operated by a single camshaft in each head that is driven by a noiseless timing chain with an hydraulically operated chain tensioner. Twin 50mm throttle bodies work in conjunction with Weber injectors to electronically feed fuel into the “Quattrovalvole.”

The 4-valve design substantially increases the volume of air and gas flowing into the 1151cc air and oil-cooled power plant, producing an unprecedented 110 horsepower at a reasonable 7,500 rpm for the famous V-twin. Redesigned heads and pistons render an unbelievable 11.1:1 compression ratio. This heightened level of performance, combined with the signature low-end torque (79.7 ft lbs at 6,400 rpm) is delivered with superlative silkiness.

Hidden beneath the cases, a beefed up, stiffened crankshaft and oil jet cooled pistons. Two new coaxial, gear-driven oil pumps reduce engine bulk and provide improved lubrication for a smooth running, dependable power plant. Cooling fins have been aligned to better dissipate engine heat with the passing airflow. All of this mechanical wizardry culminates in a beautiful, all-business, two-into-one exhaust system that proudly carries the famous Guzzi growl.

The transmission is a smooth six-speed gearbox working in concert with a single-plate clutch. The massive single-sided swingarm contains a drive shaft for smooth delivery of power to the rear wheel and provides ease of maintenance over a chain final drive. Rear suspension is courtesy of a fully adjustable mono shock with remote gas reservoir. The front end utilizes fully adjustable 43mm Showa upside-down forks now with carbon nitride treatment to better soak up road irregularities.

Abundant stopping power arrives in the form of top shelf Brembo 4-piston brake calipers, which are radial-mounted and grab dual floating 320mm wave rotors. The rear wheel is slowed via a Brembo 2-piston caliper mated to a 282mm disc.

The Griso is the latest example of Moto Guzzi’s continuing devotion to creating beautiful motorcycles with a penchant for performance, comfort, and a respect for all Moto Guzzis that have come before.

Like all Moto Guzzis, the new Griso 1200 8V is a highly exclusive, genuinely original motorcycle reserved for the most discerning and passionate enthusiast looking for authentic riding pleasure.

This stellar motorcycle, available in striking Guzzi Black or a stunning Moon White, promises not only to please the devoted Moto Guzzi aficionado, but is destined to attract an entirely new rider into this most rarefied and sanctified world.

Scheduled to reach dealerships in July, the Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V will be priced at $14,290 .

From the UK Press Release:

“….His power was increased both by the fact itself and in public opinion”.
This quote from “I promessi sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni, refers to Griso, the head of a group known as the “Bravi” “to whom the most dangerous jobs were entrusted”. This refers to the character of the new Griso 8V that is the smartest and most high spirited Moto Guzzi ever made and that encompasses an absolute new sense of “Sporting spirit” stemming from the power and technology of the innovative “Quattrovalvole” engine.
Although designed along traditional lines, the new engine features 563 brand new components and is a celebration of the logic behind the 90° V concept. It features a single overhead camshaft per head that operates the four valves on each cylinder with noiseless timing chains. This is quite an evolution of the 1200 cc engine that, with its 75% of its components renewed, now puts out 110 CV at 7,500 rpm with maximum torque of 11 kgm at 6,400 rpm.
The power delivery is silky smooth and on the open road the bike’s true sports character shines along with the countless technical innovations and the new sense of style. Although the exclusive exhaust system with twin coiled pipes has been seen before, it now truly reflects the greater power of these machines.
From the looks point of view, the Griso 8V has undergone customising that includes particular stylistic details like the new saddle and streamlined bodywork as well as equipment levels of the highest possible level. Even the most discerning of palates will appreciate the front end with its Brembo P4/34 radial caliper brakes that act on wave floating discs measuring Ø 320mm. They will also delight in the Showa upside-down forks that have had 43 layers of carbon nitride treatment.
Sitting astride the bike, the rider can immediately appreciate the sports riding position that the new setup between handlebars, saddle and footpegs provides. These are all new components and were specially designed to make the rider feel completely in control. The two-seater saddle creates a superb rear view and there seems to be a tail like on a single seater. In fact there is more than enough room for a passenger to sit in great comfort.
Powerful, elegant and exclusive, the Griso 8V will soon become an icon among those who truly appreciate elite motorcycles. The Griso is offered in two colour schemes: Jet Black or Moon White.

STYLE. Incomparable style.
With the Griso 8V, Moto Guzzi once more majestically demonstrates how it can come up with a concept then develop it without having to give in to technical, traditional or other constraints.
This machine is an instinctive creation, pure, solid as a rock and has a distinct personality. It appears simply as a work of art.
Design details, discreet hollows and unexpected new lines blend together in chrome and satin finished metal to form miracles of design. The fuel tank for example seems to bend to the power of the massive frame only to form an aerodynamic teardrop of exquisite beauty. The tail seems no more than an afterthought yet houses three high intensity LED light units. The new Griso is decidedly masculine and powerful yet the “Quattrovalvole” engine seems to be set like a jewel in a frame that shows off its revolutionary design to the utmost effect. A glance at the fins carefully laid out on the black cylinders is all that is needed. They have been so designed to provide maximum cooling. The rocker covers too draw the eye and, bit by bit, the care and attention paid to the creation of this machine come clear especially when you examine the superb exhaust system.
The incredible two-into-one exhaust system underscores the potential of the new Griso 8V.
Returning to the reality of performance, it becomes obvious that the sophisticated components are not mere technical details included for the sake of style. Take the front end that would be more at home on a racing bike with its oversized upside-down forks, radial caliper brakes and wave discs. The sporting lines of the saddle and bodywork complete the picture as do the new handlebars that have been specially designed to improve the aerodynamic package with the rider an integral part.
Details like this and simple intuition make the Griso 8V a machine to leave an impression before you even ride it.

COMFORT. Sheer pleasure.
Just sit astride the Griso 8V to really understand how unique it will be to ride.
With a new setup between saddle and the sports type handlebars, the Griso welcomes the rider with a spectacular view of chromed, anodised and satin-finished components, displays and commands that leave nothing to the imagination.
Once aboard the Griso, the saddle that is only 800 mm from the road, grips the rider yet allows easy changes in riding position further aided by the slightly set-back high racing type footpegs.
The riding position is sporting where the rider is not “in” but over the engine and the feet feel “natural” on the footpegs. The rider’s body tends to lean in to the handlebars that are now wider and provide a perfect grip of the levers.
This position is ideal for precise accurate steering made even better perfectly designed front end geometry and generous tyre sizes. The Griso is a hedonist’s dream come true and the growl of the new “Quattrovalvole” engine echoes in your ears even under the most difficult conditions like city traffic. The 8V takes conditions like these in its stride and the ease of changing direction and constant load on the front end make even such riding a pleasure. This however does not mean that the fashion naked from Mandello is not suited to more aggressive riding. In fact there are certain times when the total lack of vibration from the new “Quattrovalvole” seems to get lost in the seductive style, the superb finish, the softness of commands and the of the completeness of the instrumentation.
It is at moments like this when the rider is in complete harmony with the machine, when he is in total command of an engine that can take him up to enormous speed or he can just cruise along with masses of torque ever on tap. One thing that is certain is that just looking at the rev counter can never really explain what the new Griso 8V is all about.

FRAME. Beauty in motion.
Don’t let the long low profile fool you: The Griso 8V has handling that would not shame a supersport machine. The secret lies in the high-tensile steel frame with twin upper supports whose design owes little to aesthetics and much to sophisticated engineering concepts that provide exceptional rigidity under moments of extreme torsional stress. The tubular steel twin cradle frame is connected to a single-sided aluminium rear swingarm housing the CARC system.
The frame geometry had been carefully calculated to provide stability with the steering angle set at 26° and rake at 108 mm. The wheelbase measures 1544 mm and the Griso 8V is surprisingly manoeuvrable, even lightning fast in changes of direction.
These handling characteristics are due to the low centre of gravity and a rock solid off-set steering head that provides an immediate response to pressure on the handlebars. The front end is glued to the road thanks to upside down forks from racing stock. The 43 mm forks are adjustable for rebound and compression. A Boge progressive suspension unit is fitted to the rear and this too had three classic settings. The sophisticated suspension ensures a neutral set-up on entering and exiting corners, under acceleration from the 110 CV “Quattrovalvole” engine and under braking from the Brembo brake system. These brakes are both aesthetically pleasing and highly effective with their radial calipers acting on “wave” discs that have been specially designed for maximum heat dispersion.
What really counts in the frame is the sum of all the parts and, here again, the Griso is beyond compare.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION. SHEER POWER.
The new “Quattrovalvole” is the most evolved V 90 twin in the Moto Guzzi range. Even die-hard enthusiasts would not recognise this new engine that features components and performance characteristics never before seen in a production Moto Guzzi machine.
The new engine features a chain-driven single overhead camshaft per cylinder that operates two intake and two exhaust valves inclined respectively at 15.5° and 16.5°.
The highly sophisticated new engine now houses 563 new components specially designed to reduce weight and friction between moving parts and was created through advanced studies into the disciplines of thermodynamics and fuel supply. The final results provide an engine made up of 75% of new components with improved performance, reliability and flexibility characteristics that set new standards in quality. Among the most important new components are the 55% stiffer crankshaft and a new system of ducting oil to the bearings, 3-segment pistons cooled by oil jets on the casing and extremely light valves with 5 mm stems held by conical section springs that eliminate resonance and power loss at high revs.
Lubrication and cooling are looked after by two coaxial pumps that have drastically reduced engine clutter and are activated by a series of gears. These pumps carry oil in ducts that are separated from the cylinder heads to the exhaust valve seats where temperatures are at their highest. A new more compact block was designed so as to accommodate these new components and this unit now sits on an integral front support on bearings. The rear support features a new flange and more efficient oil feed system.
The most seductive element of the new “Quattrovalvole” is without any doubt the modern design of the cylinders that are more compact and feature cooling fins aimed at the on-coming flow of air. As part of the new project, the rocker covers have been redesigned and apart from “Quattrovalvole” logos, feature a “floating” system that further adds to the quietness of the timing system operated by Morse chains and fitted with hydraulically operated chain tensioners.
Fuel feed too has seen significant modifications in terms of now having 50 mm throttle bodies and new Marelli IWP 189 injectors. Needles to say, the six-speed gearbox is a gem of engineering. The gears are quiet and finding neutral is easy thanks to the fitting of a soft silent single plate clutch.

The figures speak for themselves: 110 CV at 7,500 rpm with maximum torque of 11 Kgm at 6,400 rpm. These readings make the Moto Guzzi twin one of the most powerful air-cooled engines ever made. A final drive ratio of 12/44 transforms all this power into over 230 kph (143 mph). Although speeds like this are illegal just about everywhere, they give some idea of what the new Griso is capable of. Perhaps more importantly are the facts that the engine meets the new Euro 3 standards thanks to improved thermodynamic output and that it uses less fuel than the 1100cc version.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS
DESIGN
– 8V logo and new Moon White colour scheme.
– New handlebars in black anodised aluminium.
– New sports style saddle.
– New streamlined bodywork.
– Racing footpegs.
– “Quattrovalvole” full black powertrain.
ENGINE
– 1200 V 90° “Quattrovalvole” twin
– Single overhead cam per head with hydraulically operated valves.
– Single plate clutch
– New exhaust system with two-into-one coiled pipes.
– New block with integrated front bearings.
– New valves with 5 mm stems
– New 55% stiffer crankshaft.
– New 3 segment Asso forged pistons.
– New conical valve springs
– Independent self-contained oil cooled heads
– Pistons cooled by oil jets.
– New oil cooler pump with overpressure valve.
– New coaxial oil lubrication pump with cooling pump.
– Gear driven timing shaft and oil pump.
– New type of con rod bearings.
– Silent “Morse” camshaft chains.
– Hydraulic chain tensioners and rollers.
– New 50 mm throttle body.
– New Marelli IWP 189 injectors.
– Noise reducing “floating” rocker covers.
– “Reactive” shaft drive transmission
– 6-speed gearbox.
– Euro 3
FRAME
– High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
– Upside down 43 mm pre-load adjustable hydraulic front forks with mounting for radial calipers.
– Pre-load and rebound adjustable shock absorber
– Rear suspension with single progressive swingarm adjustment
– Front brakes with 320 mm perforated wave discs and 4 (opposed) piston calipers.
– Rear 282 mm disc with floating caliper fitted with 2 parallel pistons
– Rear tyre 180/55/17
– Front tyre 120/70/17

ACCESSORIES. There is only one Griso
No two riders are the same. For this reason, Moto Guzzi has created a range of accessories designed to customise their machines and let them reflect their owners.
Fly screen
The addition of an elegant Plexiglass fly screen makes the Griso 8V even more fascinating and sophisticated and adds to aerodynamic efficiency. The fly screen has been tested in a wind tunnel and assures increased comfort on long distance journeys Thanks to solid its construction using the best of materials, the screen easily passed the strict TÜV and DOT tests.
Carbon fibre starter motor cover
The carbon fibre starter motor cover, made in collaboration with CarbonDream®, is cured in an autoclave then polished.
It ensures both a significant weight saving and an even sportier look.
Carbon fibre heat shield
The carbon fibre heat shield made, in collaboration with CarbonDream®, is cured in an autoclave then polished.
It ensures both a significant weight saving and an even sportier look.
Carbon fibre front mudguard
The carbon fibre front mudguard, made in collaboration with CarbonDream®, is cured in an autoclave then polished. It ensures both a significant weight saving and an even sportier look.
Carbon fibre instrument panel
The carbon fibre instrument panel, made in collaboration with CarbonDream®, is cured in an autoclave then polished. It ensures both a significant weight saving and an even sportier look.

LIFESTYLE. The distinction of a Griso
A range of accessories for those that not only ride but live the Griso every day with items ranging from glasses to leathers.
Griso 8 V glasses
These new Griso 8V glasses that feature aluminium and magnesium frames are extremely light (less than 25 grammes) and have polycarbonate lenses and flexible arms with a concealed mechanism.
Sports leathers
A racket and trousers combination created in collaboration with Dainese. The suit is made from precious cowhide and is sealed against the elements by zips. There are composite material protective pads on the forearms, elbows, shoulders, knees and shins and knee sliders are available. The jacket has a removable thermal lining. The sections for knee sliders are covered with cowhide. Available in black with anthracite inserts.

North American Specifications

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V
MSRP: $0

Model not available in North America. See Griso 1100 version.

Europe Specifications

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

ENGINE
Type: Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling: Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity: 1,151cc
Bore and stroke: 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio: 11:1
Timing diagram (play 1 mm):Intake valve opening 36° before upper TDC. Intake valve closing 62° after lower TDC. Exhaust valve opening 58° before lower TDC. Exhaust valve closing 30° after upper TDC. Measured with rocker arm/valve play of 1.5 mm.
Maximum power output: Over 80.8 kW (110 CV) at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque: Over 108 Nm at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition: Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
Starter: Electric
Spark plugs: NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Exhaust system: Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.
Homologation: Euro 3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox: 6 speed
Gear ratios:
1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348
4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968
6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Lubrication: Oil bath
Primary drive: Helicoidal gears, ratio 26/35 = 1 : 1.346
Final drive: CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Clutch: Single plate with integrated flexible couplings

FRAME
Frame: High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase: 1,554 mm
Rake: 108 mm
Steering rake: 26.30°
Steering angle: 34°
Front suspension: Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial calipers.
Front wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Progressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression).
Rear wheel travel: 110 mm
Front brakes: Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel wave discs, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brakes: Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons.
Wheels: Three-spoked aluminium alloy
Front wheel: 3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel: 5.50” x 17”
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17”
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR17”

ELECTRICS
Voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
Length: 2,260 mm
Width: 830 mm
Height: 1,070 mm
Saddle height: 800 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 185 mm
Dry weight: 222 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 16.7 litres
Reserve: 3.3 litres

Technical data specified above for the Moto Guzzi GRISO 8V may be changed without prior notice.

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V

STELVIO 1200 4V: the pleasure of riding at the top.

The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V has been designed and developed to brave any destination, devouring kilometers of roads and even off-road surfaces. This multipurpose capability is evident at first glance .Inspired by off-road bikes, Stelvio 1200 4V breaks the traditional, austere look of models in this market segment by introducing new intense shapes and a dynamic energy that evokes the feeling of adventure, long routes, the most extreme use. Slender and streamlined in the lower part, highlighted by refined aluminium spoke wheels and the technology seen in the powertrain and final transmission, the Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V is compact and robust in the upper part, revealing the care taken to obtain the best ergonomics for the rider.

They are sculptured shapes that stress the numerous design details to respond to an active and intense use, such as the presence of a powerful double front headlight assembly, the windshield and the adjustable seat, the ample section of chassis guides, the aluminium exhaust silencer, the careful assessment for passenger and luggage transport.

This design concept has been designed to stress the throbbing heart of Stelvio 1200 4V, the unmistakable 90° transversal V-twin engine in its most functional “quattrovalvole” (four valves) version. The Stelvio 1200 4V is strong, powerful, and dominant in its action.

Shapes of dynamic energy.

Stelvio 1200 4V marks the return of Moto Guzzi to the Maxi-Enduro segment, a motorcycle concept developed on the echoes of the great popularity of African marathons. An austere motorcycle, dominated by impressive tanks strongly integrated to the fairings that extend until the engine is almost hidden, by the undoubtedly fascinating as well as irrational image when adventure does not have the equator as its horizon, but just crossing an urban centre or riding along main roads leading towards weekend or holiday destinations.

Starting from this premise, Moto Guzzi has developed a stylistic idea as a countertrend, highlighting the dynamic energy expressed by the mechanics and the chassis at sight, with tight-fitting panels, with clean cuts and sharp lines, able to give the vehicle a sensation of lightness and power, in an ensemble of solid elegance and class. Stelvio 1200 4V immediately captivates with its front end look- two side-by-side headlamps with convex lens create a three-dimension effect that makes the machine look compact, also helped by the effect created by the satin reinforcement in anthracite colour. This solution is also applied to the mudguard and tank rear, which not only creates an original aesthetic design but also protects surfaces from gravel as well as reinforces the image of a vehicle resistant even under the most demanding situations.

The light fairing emphasizes numerous prismal elements and concave surfaces, and a careful aerodynamic study is perceived at the assembly formed by the adjustable shield on the top fairing plus the contoured but capacious tank. An evident characteristic in the front view is the predominance of two auxiliary air deflectors highlighted with silver paintwork and metal louvers, designed to direct fresh air to cylinders. The top fairing, matching the double headlight assembly, forms a shape that deviates the aerodynamic load when riding at high speeds. The peculiar blow molding technology was used to produce the tank and helps to minimize dimensions and weight according to the (18-litre) capacity. Moreover, it includes a fantastic glove-box that can be unlocked from the handlebar and is atop the saddle, which, by covering the grooves, avoids direct contact with the rider’s legs to ensure superior riding comfort. Once you are seated on the saddle, finely upholstered with non-slip material, it is quite noticeable there is more space for both rider and passenger’s comfort. The rider saddle height can be adjusted to two positions, 820 mm or 840 mm from the ground, whereas the passenger, besides being seated on a thick and spacious seat, can count on a solid and comfortable handhold seat strap. Even more aggressive from the forecarriage, the rear end look is dominated by the hi-tech aspect of the rear light with complex surface curve and LEDs, and by an important enhanced aluminium double tail silencer that evokes solidness and power.

IN FRONT, WHATEVER THE ROAD.

The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio completes the range renovation programme that, in little over 24 months, has seen this legendary marque regain all its past splendour.

What was missing and what the public were impatiently waiting for now is now available in the form of a complete motorcycle. This is the Italian answer to the demand for a multi-purpose maxi-enduro machine that can adapt to all conditions and restore the pleasure of riding.

A machine with these characteristics could not have been a descendant of previous models but was created as part of a totally new project. It is the direct result of a long and painstaking research and development programme that involved countless riders of all types and widely differing conditions of use. Moto Guzzi undertook this challenge with one particular key element already decided upon: the new “Quattrovalvole” engine.

Docile and powerful at low and medium revs, this twin-cylinder, single raised cam transverse unit is housed in a slender tubular frame that appears so fundamental as to make even specialists in off-roading look again. Riders will appreciate the absorption characteristics of the 50 mm upside-down forks and the traction offered by the combined action of the rear single swingarm and the progressive rear suspension system, not to mention the superb CA.R.C (reactive shaft drive) final drive. If the fact that the Stelvio is very much at its ease on deceptive surfaces with little adhesion is down to the superb frame design, its decreased weight and smooth power delivery; its vocation as a tourer is highlighted in the many little details that were specifically included to make daily use sheer pleasure. The windscreen and saddle can be adjusted, side bags come as standard and the pillion passenger’s part of the saddle is more than comfortable in both size and shape. A small storage compartment that can be unlocked from the handlebars has been positioned between the screen and tank. It is the little details that make all the difference and make riding this machine such a pleasure. With over 100 CV on tap, the machine offers superb performance while the sound it makes says it all. It goes without saying that safety is at the forefront with powerful radial brake calipers housing twin parallel pistons. Besides this Moto Guzzi Maxi-Enduro’s performance and technology, there is another element that sets it apart from the competition: its beauty. The Moto Guzzi Stelvio captivates with its front end looks and slender profile. The aggressive Guzzi red or sophisticated white colour schemes catch the eye and are set off by the anodised tubeless spoked wheels.

Sensation of inner wellbeing

Stelvio 1200 4V is a tourer, that can also be used off-road, and with excellent performance on asphalt. These characteristics emerge immediately once you are seated on the bike, where the perception of carefully-designed ergonomics can be felt straightaway: saddle, footrests and handlebar form a perfect triangle for all users. Moreover, for the perfectionists, there is still room for minor adjustments: windshield, saddle height (820 or 840 mm), handlebar inclination, levers, pedals, also for professionals, set screws to adjust hydraulic compression/rebound damping of suspensions.

In a matter of seconds, everything is at the right place to face any challenge, from city traffic to the most inaccessible off-road paths. In motion, reduced vibration and an efficient aerodynamic protection ensure riding comfort for rider and passenger as well, ideal to tackle long trips. Among the most appreciated features for everyday use, there is a glove-box to the left-side of the tank that can be unlocked from the handlebar and even, if your are wearing gloves. The instrument panel features complete and easily visible gauges- a white-background rpm indicator that incorporates efficient service warning lights, long range lights (optional), and a dash display that provides plenty of information about the vehicle operation and diagnosis, a fuel level indicator, average and current consumption, average speed, trip time, maximum speed peak reached and, as heated handgrips may be fitted upon request, the heating level of handgrips can also be seen.

The Stelvio 1200 4V is a class leader, as a result of an elegant aesthetic appearance, is also enhanced by features which, while fulfilling a stylistic function, set new parameters in terms of effectiveness and safety.

Some examples are the headlight assemblies, highly reliable and effective, manufactured with technology borrowed from the automotive industry, fittings for the panniers are integrated to the passenger handgrips and the luggage racks, design elements expressing the versatility and calling for adventure and touring of the Stelvio 1200 4V model.

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V – USA Specifications
MSRP: $TBD USD

Model not available in the USA

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V – Canada Specifications
MSRP $ 17,595 CDN

ENGINE
Type : 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling system : through air and oil and an independent cooling pump
Displacement : 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke : 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio : 11: 1
Maximum power : 77 kW (105CV) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque : above 108 Nm at 6,400 rpm
Fuel injection system / Ignition : Multipoint sequential electronic ignition, Magneti Marelli IAW5A phased, alfa-n system; two Ø 50mm throttle bodies, Weber IWP 189 injectors, lambda probe.
Spark plug : NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Starting : electric
Exhaust system : stainless steel, 2-in-1 type, three-way catalytic converter with lambda probe

TRANSMISSION
Gears : 6 speed
Internal ratios : 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
: 2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
: 3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348
: 4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
: 5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968
: 6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Primary drive : with helical teeth, ratio 26/35 = 1: 1.346
Secondary drive : Compact reactive cardan shaft drive system called CA.R.C.; double joint and floating bevel gear pair, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
Clutch : single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer

CHASSIS
Frame : tubular in high-strength steel with integrated engine
Wheelbase : 1,535 mm
Trail : 125 mm
Rake : 27°
Steering angle : 34°
Front suspension : fork with Ø 50mm inverted stems, fully adjustable (spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping) with radial-mounted brake caliper
Front wheel travel : 170 mm
Rear suspension : single arm with rising-rate leverage, single shock absorber with hydraulic rebound damping adjustment and knob spring preloading set screw.
Rear wheel travel : 155 mm
Front brake : double stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons
Rear brake : fixed stainless steel disc, Ø 282 mm, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels : Tubeless with spokes
Front wheel : 2.50″ x 19″
Rear wheel : 5.50″ x 17″
Front tire : 110/80 R19″
Rear tire : 180/55 R17″

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Voltage : 12 V
Battery : 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator : 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
Length : 2250 mm
Width : 1025 mm
Height : 1475 mm (windshield high position)
Seat height : 840 mm
Minimum round clearance : 210 mm
Dry weight : 214 kg
Fuel tank capacity : 18 liters
Reserve : 4.5 liters
MSRP $ 17,595

2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V – European Specifications
MSRP: £TBD

ENGINE
Type : 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke
Cooling : through air and oil and an independent cooling pump
Engine capacity : 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke : 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio : 11: 1
Timing system diagram : intake valve opening 36° BTDC
(1-mm checking clearance) intake valve closing 62° ABDC
exhaust valve opening 58° BBDC
exhaust valve closing 30° ATDC
measured with a 1.5 mm rocker arms/valve control clearance
Maximum power : 77 kW (105CV) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque : above 108 Nm at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition : Multipoint sequential electronic ignition, Magneti Marelli IAW5A phased, alfa-n system; two Ø 50mm throttle bodies, Weber IWP 189 injectors, lambda probe.
Start-up : Electric
Spark plugs : NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Exhaust system : stainless steel, 2-in-1 type, three-way catalytic converter with lambda probe
Type approval : Euro 3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox : 6 gears
Gear ratio values : 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
: 2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
: 3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348
: 4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
: 5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968
: 6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Primary transmission : with helical teeth, ratio 26/35 = 1: 1.346
Final drive : Compact reactive cardan shaft drive system called CA.R.C.; double joint and floating bevel gear pair, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
Clutch : single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 850

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 850

“….His power was increased both by the fact itself and in public opinion”.

This quote from “I promessi sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni, refers to Griso, the head of a group known as the “Bravi” “to whom the most dangerous jobs were entrusted”. This refers to the character of the new Griso 8V that is the smartest and most high spirited Moto Guzzi ever made and that encompasses an absolute new sense of “Sporting spirit” stemming from the power and technology of the innovative “Quattrovalvole” engine.

Although designed along traditional lines, the new engine features 563 brand new components and is a celebration of the logic behind the 90° V concept. It features a single overhead camshaft per head that operates the four valves on each cylinder with noiseless timing chains. This is quite an evolution of the 1200 cc engine that, with its 75% of its components renewed, now puts out 110 CV at 7,500 rpm with maximum torque of 11 kgm at 6,400 rpm.

The power delivery is silky smooth and on the open road the bike’s true sports character shines along with the countless technical innovations and the new sense of style. Although the exclusive exhaust system with twin coiled pipes has been seen before, it now truly reflects the greater power of these machines.

From the looks point of view, the Griso 8V has undergone customising that includes particular stylistic details like the new saddle and streamlined bodywork as well as equipment levels of the highest possible level. Even the most discerning of palates will appreciate the front end with its Brembo P4/34 radial caliper brakes that act on wave floating discs measuring Ø 320mm. They will also delight in the Showa upside-down forks that have had 43 layers of carbon nitride treatment.

Sitting astride the bike, the rider can immediately appreciate the sports riding position that the new setup between handlebars, saddle and footpegs provides. These are all new components and were specially designed to make the rider feel completely in control. The two-seater saddle creates a superb rear view and there seems to be a tail like on a single seater. In fact there is more than enough room for a passenger to sit in great comfort.

Powerful, elegant and exclusive, the Griso 8V will soon become an icon among those who truly appreciate elite motorcycles. The Griso is offered in two colour schemes: Jet Black or Moon White.

STYLE. Incomparable style.

With the Griso 8V, Moto Guzzi once more majestically demonstrates how it can come up with a concept then develop it without having to give in to technical, traditional or other constraints.
This machine is an instinctive creation, pure, solid as a rock and has a distinct personality. It appears simply as a work of art.

Design details, discreet hollows and unexpected new lines blend together in chrome and satin finished metal to form miracles of design. The fuel tank for example seems to bend to the power of the massive frame only to form an aerodynamic teardrop of exquisite beauty. The tail seems no more than an afterthought yet houses three high intensity LED light units. The new Griso is decidedly masculine and powerful yet the “Quattrovalvole” engine seems to be set like a jewel in a frame that shows off its revolutionary design to the utmost effect. A glance at the fins carefully laid out on the black cylinders is all that is needed. They have been so designed to provide maximum cooling. The rocker covers too draw the eye and, bit by bit, the care and attention paid to the creation of this machine come clear especially when you examine the superb exhaust system.

The incredible two-into-one exhaust system underscores the potential of the new Griso 8V.
Returning to the reality of performance, it becomes obvious that the sophisticated components are not mere technical details included for the sake of style. Take the front end that would be more at home on a racing bike with its oversized upside-down forks, radial caliper brakes and wave discs. The sporting lines of the saddle and bodywork complete the picture as do the new handlebars that have been specially designed to improve the aerodynamic package with the rider an integral part.
Details like this and simple intuition make the Griso 8V a machine to leave an impression before you even ride it.

COMFORT. Sheer pleasure.

Just sit astride the Griso 8V to really understand how unique it will be to ride.
With a new setup between saddle and the sports type handlebars, the Griso welcomes the rider with a spectacular view of chromed, anodised and satin-finished components, displays and commands that leave nothing to the imagination.

Once aboard the Griso, the saddle that is only 800 mm from the road, grips the rider yet allows easy changes in riding position further aided by the slightly set-back high racing type footpegs.
The riding position is sporting where the rider is not “in” but over the engine and the feet feel “natural” on the footpegs. The rider’s body tends to lean in to the handlebars that are now wider and provide a perfect grip of the levers.

This position is ideal for precise accurate steering made even better perfectly designed front end geometry and generous tyre sizes. The Griso is a hedonist’s dream come true and the growl of the new “Quattrovalvole” engine echoes in your ears even under the most difficult conditions like city traffic. The 8V takes conditions like these in its stride and the ease of changing direction and constant load on the front end make even such riding a pleasure. This however does not mean that the fashion naked from Mandello is not suited to more aggressive riding. In fact there are certain times when the total lack of vibration from the new “Quattrovalvole” seems to get lost in the seductive style, the superb finish, the softness of commands and the of the completeness of the instrumentation.

It is at moments like this when the rider is in complete harmony with the machine, when he is in total command of an engine that can take him up to enormous speed or he can just cruise along with masses of torque ever on tap. One thing that is certain is that just looking at the rev counter can never really explain what the new Griso 8V is all about.

FRAME. Beauty in motion.

Don’t let the long low profile fool you: The Griso 8V has handling that would not shame a supersport machine. The secret lies in the high-tensile steel frame with twin upper supports whose design owes little to aesthetics and much to sophisticated engineering concepts that provide exceptional rigidity under moments of extreme torsional stress. The tubular steel twin cradle frame is connected to a single-sided aluminium rear swingarm housing the CARC system.

The frame geometry had been carefully calculated to provide stability with the steering angle set at 26° and rake at 108 mm. The wheelbase measures 1544 mm and the Griso 8V is surprisingly manoeuvrable, even lightning fast in changes of direction.

These handling characteristics are due to the low centre of gravity and a rock solid off-set steering head that provides an immediate response to pressure on the handlebars. The front end is glued to the road thanks to upside down forks from racing stock. The 43 mm forks are adjustable for rebound and compression. A Boge progressive suspension unit is fitted to the rear and this too had three classic settings. The sophisticated suspension ensures a neutral set-up on entering and exiting corners, under acceleration from the 110 CV “Quattrovalvole” engine and under braking from the Brembo brake system. These brakes are both aesthetically pleasing and highly effective with their radial calipers acting on “wave” discs that have been specially designed for maximum heat dispersion.

What really counts in the frame is the sum of all the parts and, here again, the Griso is beyond compare.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION. SHEER POWER.

The new “Quattrovalvole” is the most evolved V 90 twin in the Moto Guzzi range. Even die-hard enthusiasts would not recognise this new engine that features components and performance characteristics never before seen in a production Moto Guzzi machine.

The new engine features a chain-driven single overhead camshaft per cylinder that operates two intake and two exhaust valves inclined respectively at 15.5° and 16.5°.

The highly sophisticated new engine now houses 563 new components specially designed to reduce weight and friction between moving parts and was created through advanced studies into the disciplines of thermodynamics and fuel supply. The final results provide an engine made up of 75% of new components with improved performance, reliability and flexibility characteristics that set new standards in quality. Among the most important new components are the 55% stiffer crankshaft and a new system of ducting oil to the bearings, 3-segment pistons cooled by oil jets on the casing and extremely light valves with 5 mm stems held by conical section springs that eliminate resonance and power loss at high revs.

Lubrication and cooling are looked after by two coaxial pumps that have drastically reduced engine clutter and are activated by a series of gears. These pumps carry oil in ducts that are separated from the cylinder heads to the exhaust valve seats where temperatures are at their highest. A new more compact block was designed so as to accommodate these new components and this unit now sits on an integral front support on bearings. The rear support features a new flange and more efficient oil feed system.

The most seductive element of the new “Quattrovalvole” is without any doubt the modern design of the cylinders that are more compact and feature cooling fins aimed at the on-coming flow of air. As part of the new project, the rocker covers have been redesigned and apart from “Quattrovalvole” logos, feature a “floating” system that further adds to the quietness of the timing system operated by Morse chains and fitted with hydraulically operated chain tensioners.
Fuel feed too has seen significant modifications in terms of now having 50 mm throttle bodies and new Marelli IWP 189 injectors. Needles to say, the six-speed gearbox is a gem of engineering. The gears are quiet and finding neutral is easy thanks to the fitting of a soft silent single plate clutch.

The figures speak for themselves: 110 CV at 7,500 rpm with maximum torque of 11 Kgm at 6,400 rpm. These readings make the Moto Guzzi twin one of the most powerful air-cooled engines ever made. A final drive ratio of 12/44 transforms all this power into over 230 kph (143 mph). Although speeds like this are illegal just about everywhere, they give some idea of what the new Griso is capable of. Perhaps more importantly are the facts that the engine meets the new Euro 3 standards thanks to improved thermodynamic output and that it uses less fuel than the 1100cc version.

BORN TO TRAVEL

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.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS
DESIGN
– 8V logo and new Moon White colour scheme.
– New handlebars in black anodised aluminium.
– New sports style saddle.
– New streamlined bodywork.
– Racing footpegs.
– “Quattrovalvole” full black powertrain.
ENGINE
– 1200 V 90° “Quattrovalvole” twin
– Single overhead cam per head with hydraulically operated valves.
– Single plate clutch
– New exhaust system with two-into-one coiled pipes.
– New block with integrated front bearings.
– New valves with 5 mm stems
– New 55% stiffer crankshaft.
– New 3 segment Asso forged pistons.
– New conical valve springs
– Independent self-contained oil cooled heads
– Pistons cooled by oil jets.
– New oil cooler pump with overpressure valve.
– New coaxial oil lubrication pump with cooling pump.
– Gear driven timing shaft and oil pump.
– New type of con rod bearings.
– Silent “Morse” camshaft chains.
– Hydraulic chain tensioners and rollers.
– New 50 mm throttle body.
– New Marelli IWP 189 injectors.
– Noise reducing “floating” rocker covers.
– “Reactive” shaft drive transmission
– 6-speed gearbox.
– Euro 3
FRAME
– High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
– Upside down 43 mm pre-load adjustable hydraulic front forks with mounting for radial calipers.
– Pre-load and rebound adjustable shock absorber
– Rear suspension with single progressive swingarm adjustment
– Front brakes with 320 mm perforated wave discs and 4 (opposed) piston calipers.
– Rear 282 mm disc with floating caliper fitted with 2 parallel pistons
– Rear tyre 180/55/17
– Front tyre 120/70/17

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 850 – USA Specifications
MSRP: $0 USD

Model not available in North America. See Norge 1200.

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 850 – Canada Specifications
MSRP $0 CDN

Model not available in North America. See Norge 1200.

2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 850 – Europe Specifications
MSRP: £TBD

ENGINE
Type: Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling: Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity: 1,151cc
Bore and stroke: 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio: 11:1
Timing diagram (play 1 mm):Intake valve opening 36° before upper TDC. Intake valve closing 62° after lower TDC. Exhaust valve opening 58° before lower TDC. Exhaust valve closing 30° after upper TDC. Measured with rocker arm/valve play of 1.5 mm.
Maximum power output: Over 80.8 kW (110 CV) at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque: Over 108 Nm at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition: Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
Starter: Electric
Spark plugs: NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Exhaust system: Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.
Homologation: Euro 3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox: 6 speed
Gear ratios:
1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348
4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968
6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Lubrication: Oil bath
Primary drive: Helicoidal gears, ratio 26/35 = 1 : 1.346
Final drive: CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Clutch: Single plate with integrated flexible couplings

FRAME
Frame: High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase: 1,554 mm
Rake: 108 mm
Steering rake: 26.30°
Steering angle: 34°
Front suspension: Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial calipers.
Front wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Progressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression).
Rear wheel travel: 110 mm
Front brakes: Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel wave discs, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brakes: Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons.
Wheels: Three-spoked aluminium alloy
Front wheel: 3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel: 5.50” x 17”
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17”
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR17”

ELECTRICS
Voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
Length: 2,260 mm
Width: 830 mm
Height: 1,070 mm
Saddle height: 800 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 185 mm
Dry weight: 222 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 16.7 litres
Reserve: 3.3 litres
Technical data specified above for the Moto Guzzi GRISO 8V may be changed without prior notice.

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

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V Special Edition

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V Special Edition

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V Special Edition

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V Special Edition

2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V Special Edition

ENGINE
Type : Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling : Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity : 1,151cc
Bore and stroke : 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio : 11 : 1
Timing diagram : Intake valve opening 36° before upper TDC.
(play 1 mm) Intake valve closing 62° after lower TDC.
Exhaust valve opening 58° before lower TDC.
Exhaust valve closing 30° after upper TDC.
measured with rocker arm/valve play
of 1.5 mm
Maximum power output : Over 80.8 kW (110 CV) at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque : Over 108 Nm at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition : Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
Starter : Electric
Spark plugs : NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Exhaust system : Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.
Homologation : Euro 3

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox : 6 speed
Gear ratios : 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235
: 2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700
: 3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348
: 4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115
: 5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968
: 6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Lubrication : Oil bath
Primary drive : Helicoidal gears, ratio 26/35 = 1 : 1.346
Final drive : CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Clutch : Single plate with integrated flexible couplings

FRAME
Frame : High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase : 1,554 mm
Rake : 108 mm
Steering rake : 26.30°
Steering angle. : 34°
Front suspension : Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial calipers.
Front wheel
travel : 120 mm
Rear suspension : Progressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression).
Rear wheel travel : 110 mm
Front brakes : Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel wave discs, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brakes : Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons.

2009 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 CORSA

2009 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 CORSA

2009 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 CORSA

THE WINNING WEAPON.

The motorbike manufacturing company that has chalked up 3329 victories in international competitions, including 14 world speed titles, 22 world records and 11 Tourist Trophies, has racing in its DNA. This is why it gives full attention to the sports model market segment, in the heart and minds of entire generations of fans. For this reason it has created a “style laboratory” where research can be carried out freely, looking for new ways to make enthusiasts dreams come true. A new fully-developed motorbike, that has been admired since the first time it appeared in public, brings back all the heady emotions linked to those wins on racetracks around the world.

The MGS-01 Corsa is a winning motorbike for modern-day tracks, with all the personality of yesterday’s models, and with a lot more technology. Moto Guzzi does not say so on paper, but proves it on the racetrack. The “standard” MGS-01 Corsa has proved to be competitive when it won two consecutive races with Gianfranco Guareschi in the “Battle of Twins” during the Daytona International Speedway Bike Week in Florida respectively in 2006 and 2007 seasons and repeated this supremacy winning the national Supertwins title.

It looks like it is moving even when it stands still. It has a streamline, feisty profile, with its aerodynamic cockpit, and streamline, nimble tail. The impression of power and elegance is emphasised even more by its performance. The air-cooled 1125 cc V 90 degree two-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve engine pushes forward at all speeds. All it takes is a look at the components to understand why. The three-segment Cosworth pistons guarantee high compression, the. chrome—plated cylinders reduce friction to a minimum; brass bearings are replaced by roller bearings. Control comes together with power controlled from a riding position that has been studied for use on the racetrack. The excellent distribution of weight, with just 200 g between the front and rear axle, helps to make the bike so easy to handle, together with the limited weight (192 kg) and the reduced wheelbase (1450mm) The front 43 mm Ohlins forks can be adjusted to three positions. Rear suspension is looked after by a 513mm swingarm in boxed aluminium and a vertical shock absorber just behind the engine. Two 320mm discs op front and a single twin caliper 220mm disc look after braking. The MGS-01 Corsa is an exclusive motorbike that is built with the care of craftsmen and intended for true motorbike enthusiasts. This is why each model comes with a book with the rider’s personal details and the frame number. The motorbike cover and the stand carry the MGS-01 Corsa logo and even the packaging used to ship the product to the new owner is personalised.

Whoever chooses a motorbike like this one deserves nothing less.

FEATURES:

1125 cc V 90 degree two-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve engine.

The three-segment Cosworth pistons guarantee high compression.

Chrome plated cylinders reduce friction to a minimum; brass bearings are replaced by roller bearings.

Excellent distribution of weight.

Limited weight (192 kg)

Reduced wheelbase (1450mm)

Front 43 mm Ohlins forks can be adjusted to three positions. Rear suspension is looked after by a 513mm swingarm in boxed aluminium and a vertical shock absorber just behind the engine. Two 320mm discs op front and a single twin caliper 220mm disc look after braking.

Each model comes with a book with the rider’s personal details and the frame number.

The motorbike cover and the stand carry the MGS-01 Corsa logo and even the packaging used to ship the product to the new owner is personalised.

2009 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 CORSA – USA Specifications
MSRP: $0 USD

Model not available in North America

2009 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 CORSA – Canada Specifications
MSRP $0 CDN

Model not available in North America

2009 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 CORSA – UK Specifications
MSRP: £TBD

ENGINE
Type : 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling system : air cooled
Displacement : 1,225 cc
Bore and stroke : 100 x 80 mm
Compression ratio : 11.6 : 1
Timing system : overhead camshaft – 4 valves per cylinder with positive drive belt
Valves : Ø 36 mm intake
Ø 31 mm exhaust
Valve timing : intake open 36° P.P.M.S.
intake close 70° D.P.M.I.
exhaust open 64° P.P.M.I.
exhaust close 28° D.P.M.S.
Maximum power : 128 HP at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque : 11.5 Kgm at 6,200 rpm
Pistons : Cosworth Racing 3 rings
Connecting rod : Carillo 144 mm
Ignition system : Marelli IAW 15M electronic digital
Intake conduit : Marelli Ø 50 mm
Airbox : 15 litres
Starting system : electronic digital
Spark plugs : Champion RA59GC

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox : 6 speed
Primary drive : straight – tooth gear, ratio 1: 1.55
Secondary drive : double universal joint, ratio 1:2.909
Overall gear ratio : 1^ gear = 1 :10.82
: 2^ gear = 1 : 8.01
: 3^ gear = 1 : 6.14
: 4^ gear = 1 : 5.01
: 5^ gear = 1: 4.35
: 6^ gear = 1 : 3.84
Clutch : sinterized double disc dry, hydraulic drive

CHASSIS
Frame : rectangular section single-beam ALS 450
Wheelbase : 1,450 mm