What if we told you that you could get a pretty slick sports bike for an affordable price? The Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX ABS is an eye-catching machine and will turn more heads than most other bikes of its ilk. And the best part? You could score this wonder bike for just £11,878, which is about $19,000 based on current exchange rates. Pretty sweet, right?
The NTX is the greatest version of the Stelvio, and has all the great technical features of the basic version mixed in with some exceptional new features, including the sturdy "armor" that comprises the oil sump guard, engine guard, cylinder guard, full cover hand-guards, and the extra large windshield. Moreover, it also has extra wind deflectors to protect the rider and his bike against the hidden dangers throughout his trip. The top fairing and the half-fairing of the bike come with integrated turn indicators, features that add even more dynamic elements to the bike. The Stelvio 1200 NTX also comes with spacious aluminum panniers and additional halogen lights, creating ample space for long haul travels.
As for the engine, the Stelvio 1200 NTX comes packed with a V-shaped 90° transverse twin-cylinder engine that produces a peak output of 105 horsepower and 83 lb/ft of torque at just 5,800 rpm. Meanwhile, the frame on this 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX ABS comes with a twin-spar design that’s made of high-strength steel and decorated with 2.5 mm thick directional tubes that anchor the engine through six connecting points, giving the bike even more strength and rigidity than the standard lot.
Find out more about the Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX ABS after the jump. Full story
Moto Guzzi had to deal with a lot of financial problems and for a pretty long period of time its uture was uncertain. Luckily the Italy’s oldest motorcycle-maker managed to stay alive and continues to built motorcycles.
However, due to its difficulties the company was starting to lose our confidence in its products as most of them were starting to show their age and were unable to compete against their modern rivals. Fortunately the new Breva V1100 proves us that the company is still able to built a capable and modern V-twin motorcycle. Moto Guzzi’s new Breva combines with success a traditional layout and character with style, comfort and performance to create the factory’s best and most advanced roadster.
The Guzzi Breva is powered by the latest generation 90° V twin engine which delivers smooth power thanks to its modern electronic injection system.
A far as design goes, the new Breva 1100 sports oval front and LED rear lights. You also get a robust 45 mm fork and an adjustable rear monoshock.
Hit the jump for more information on the Moto Guzzi Breva 1100.
The Italians from Motto Guzzi came to EICMA Show with the 2011 Norge GT 8V. The 2011 model gets revamped electronic controls, timing and cooling systems, new integrated ignition and injection ECU for claimed better throttle response and more midrange. It will also get a new, distinctly modern shapes in the bodywork, fairing and bags
The 2011 Norge GT 8V is powered by a 1151 cc 90° V-Twin, four-stroke, air cooled engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The new 8-valve engine is complimented by a reworked stainless steel 2-int-1 exhaust system for better breathing, helping to push the horsepower rating to 102 HP at 5500 rpm.
With a weight of 566.6 lbs, the Norge’s saddle is 31.89 inches in height and has been outfitted with a wider, more padded seat. The handlebar position has been lowered and retracted slightly while its instrument panel has been moved to make it easier for riders to read.
Oberdan Bezzi looks keen on the Bimota Moto Morini union that he started with the MMB1 sketch as we’re now looking at his second rendering in this concern. Called MMB2 FighterMotard, the bike seems to combine the streetfighter and hypermotard styles in a way that looks just right.
A simple look at the bike made up by the two Italian brands is enough to spot Granpasso influences, but the low and aggressive stance definitely makes it a streetfighter.
The bike should address to a much larger crowd than that of enduro riders as it would most likely do well in the city, good off the asphalt and excellent down the twisties.
This old Moto Guzzi 850 T3 was sitting in a junkyard in Trenton, NJ for ten years when Hal Wiley saw it as a good opportunity to build himself a nice café racer. The bike had suffered a small crash in the past and the elements also helped at basically turning it into a piece of crap, but not one that couldn’t be radically transformed with a lot of work and a fair investment.
The Guzzi was entirely stripped down only for the new owner to find that the engine, which had previously powered the bike for 55,000 miles, was top notch on the inside, so it only required a new timing chain, gaskets and seals and it was bolted back to its original shape. Well, not entirely as the original 30mm Dell’Orto carbs had been at some point in time replaced by 36mm Le Mans items. Also, the V-twin now breaths out through a set of EMGO shorty mufflers.
After sandblasting and painting the Tonti frame and bead blasting most of the aluminum parts, reconstruction could begin. But the actual parts that turn the bike into a café one – gas tank and fiberglass cafe seat – had to be ordered from eBay. Also, Hal choose to mount Lester rims with Avon Venom tires for an enhanced retro look. Finally, gloss black was the color of choice.
Like most similar projects, this is still a work in progress. Hal plans to upgrade the engine to 1000 cc and bring in a lighter flywheel so that it will even rev faster. Just what the doctor ordered! Full story
Ok, here’s the story: Moto Guzzi specialist Cycle Garden
felt like it could use some publicity and what better way than having one of their bikes – a V7 Sport model – associated with the gorgeous Veronica Saint. Said and done. These are some of the best pics in the Guzzi Girls Book
, but you’re better off with the “making of” kind of video after the break.
We’ve recently been introduced to what we’ve come to consider one of the coolest café racers to lately arrive on the custom motorcycle scene. Originally a Moto Guzzi 1000 SP powered by a 60 hp air-cooled 948cc v-twin motor, this bike is now a veritable café racer, but still reminiscent of the late ‘70s, early ‘80s period.
Built in four months by Filippo Barbacane of Officine RossoPuro, this 1000 SP is now a better bike from all points of view: its aggressive new stance with the Tarozzi bars and foot controls make it an eye-catcher wherever you ride and the engine gets Le Mans 1000 cylinder heads and custom Officine RossoPuro exhaust system for a sportier sound and more power. Also, the suspension have been redone and the when it comes to the braking system, it all comes down to the custom Officine RossoPuro brake rotors and Brembo calipers.
The sad part about this Moto Guzzi 1000 SP café racer is the fact that only one has been built so far and it found itself a good home at Mario Natale in Belgium, but two other such machines are in the works, so go to Officine RossoPuro for yours. Full story
The Moto Guzzi V11 was originally built as a veritable naked with café racer styling cues, but GHEZZI – BRIAN has recently presented the streetfighter version of the Italian bike and we totally dig it. This is actually a demo bike for the Furia Replica kit that stands behind the striking transformation, but the upgrades go way further than what meets the eye as the kit includes new pistons, rods, camshaft and exhaust pipes, all bringing the Italian V-twin to a more than decent 100bhp.
The Furia Replica kit is easy to fit on any Moto Guzzi V11, but at $5,442 (€4,000), you really have to like it in order to buy it and for those expecting more details, check out the list of parts that compose the kit after the jump. Full story
At first it might look like a tuner got its hands on the Moto Guzzi Griso 8V and raised the stakes in stylish naked motorcycles, but the fact is that the author of this gorgeous special edition model is the Italian manufacturer itself. The changes are simply too subtle: new Tenni Green or Rosso Mandello Red color schemes with a blacked-out powertrain, a stitched leather seat and spoked wheels featuring tubular tires.
In the engine department, revised cam profiles and fuel injectors as well as a larger airbox increase torque from 80 to 85 lb-ft, while the 1,151cc transverse v-twin still can’t brag about developing more than 110 hp. This sure sounds like poor performance for the average sportbike rider, but we will have to say that the Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE doesn’t meet the full requirements to be a roadster, heading fast towards the performance cruiser category in its own Italian way. More pics and the official press release after the jump. Full story
We just came across this on eBay
and started digging more into it only to find that we’re dealing with a 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport completely restored by Combined Design. The rare piece of engineering is now called Cherry O due to the Candy Apple Red paintjob, but apart from that it’s as close to the original thing as you get. The bid starts at $5,988.88 so, with some luck, you’re in for a bargain.