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2012 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

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Moto Guzzi launched a special edition of its iconic Griso 8V model. The new model stands out from the crowd thanks to its new color schemes namely the Tenni Green and Rosso Mandello red, both combined with a blacked-out powertrain. We also need to send a shout at the chromed, anodized and satin-finished components, displays and commands which further enhance the unique look of the motorcycle.

Power comes from a V90 four-stroke engine, capable of 110 hp at only 7,500 rpm. The engine has a tubular twin cradle chassis in a larger format, with a wheelbase of 1,554 mm, rake of 108 mm, and steering rake and angle at 26.30° and 34° respectively.

The rider is met by the ergonomic saddle and the handy handlebar which received a few tweaks to offer a more comfortable riding position. The ride quality is assured by a sporty suspension setup which is adjustable at both ends, thus allowing for a firmer or plusher ride if desired.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE.

Press Release

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

*ABOVE IMAGES MIGHT REFLECT EUROPEAN MODELS, PLEASE SEE YOUR LOCAL DEALERS FOR DETAILS.

Griso 8V SE has impeccable style; this machine is an instinctive creation, pure, solid and distinctive and in many ways a work of art. The design details are discreet but elegant and pure quality; the lines blend together and are accentuated by the chrome finishing and satin metal form. The fuel tank lends itself superbly to the strong frame creating an aerodynamic teardrop body which is continued through to the tail which houses three high intensity LED light units.

The 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. Returning to the performance, it becomes obvious that the sophisticated components are not mere technical details included for the sake of style but enhances performance and provides guaranteed reactivity.

Specifications

Engine

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
TypeFour-stroke V 90 twin
CoolingAir and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity1,151cc
Bore and stroke95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio11 : 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 outputOver 80.8 kW (110 CV) at 7,500 rpm
Max TorqueOver 108 Nm at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply/ignitionMultipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
StarterElectric
Spark plugsNGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Exhaust systemStainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.
HomologationEuro 3

Transmission

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
Gearbox6 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
LubricationOil bath
Primary driveHelicoidal gears, ratio 26/35 = 1 : 1.346
Final driveCA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear,ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
ClutchSingle plate with integrated flexible couplings

Chassis

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
FrameHigh tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase1,554 mm
Rake108 mm
Steering rake26.30°
Steering angle34°
Front suspensionUpside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial calipers.
Front wheel travel120 mm
Rear suspensionProgressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression).
Rear wheel travel110 mm
Front brakesTwin floating 320 mm stainless steel wave discs, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brakesSingle 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons.
WheelsTubeless spoke wheels with aluminium Ber rim and Alpina spokes.
Front wheel3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel5.50” x 17”
Front tyre120/70 ZR17”
Rear tyre180/55 ZR17”

Electrics

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
Voltage12 V
Battery12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator12 V – 550 W

Dimensions

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
Length2,260 mm
Width830 mm
Height1,070 mm
Saddle height800 mm
Minimum ground clearance185 mm
Dry weight222 kg
Fuel tank capacity16.7 litres
Reserve3.3 litres

Quotes

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

Bikez ---- "Griso 8V SE has impeccable style; this machine is an instinctive creation, pure, solid and distinctive and in many ways a work of art. The design details are discreet but elegant and pure quality; the lines blend together and are accentuated by the chrome finishing and satin metal form."

Cycleworld ---- "Our full road test of the jet-black Griso 1200 8V (March, 2009) left little doubt as to the positive headway being made within the revitalized M-G. “The all-new eight-valve engine in this version boosts power in a big way, especially beyond 5000 rpm,” we proclaimed. “Four-valve heads allow a compression ratio bump to 11.1:1, and they let this Guzzi surprise Ducati Hypermotards when the light turns green during the usually boring evening commute."

Foxkentwood ---- "Griso 8V SE has impeccable style; this machine is an instinctive creation, pure, solid and distinctive and in many ways a work of art. The design details are discreet but elegant and pure quality; the lines blend together and are accentuated by the chrome finishing and satin metal form. The fuel tank lends itself superbly to the strong frame creating an aerodynamic teardrop body which is continued through to the tail which houses three high intensity LED light units."

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE


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