2012 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT

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One of the most comfortable and practical motorcycles built by Moto Guzzi is the Norge 1200 GT. The bike offers top notch ergonomics, e sporty windscreen, forgivable suspensions and easy maneuverability.

With a dry weight of 542 lbs, the 2012 Norge is powered by a new 90-degree v-twin, air-cooled engine with a displacement of 1,151 cc. The engine has more power than its predecessor and delivers rock-solid low-end torque. Apart from the sporty engine the 2012 Norge is packed with front and rear ABS and Brembo brake components.

It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle is packed with Compact Reactive Shaft Drive with a steel frame and a fully adjustable suspension system which helps to deliver a comfortable ride.

The Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT comes with a standard two-year factory warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT.

Press Release

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT

You can tell from a glance that the Norge 1200 GT is hungry for the open road. The fairing, for example, follows the lines of the bike like a natural extension. In fact, everything about the Norge 1200 GT is designed for total rider protection. The full fairing incorporates leg shields at the front and splash guards at the rear to keep you riding through even the worst weather. And to make sure that not even the cold will stop you, the Norge 1200 GT is fitted as standard with heated grips that offer you a choice of three temperature settings. The windshield deflects turbulence away from your torso, and can be manually adjusted to adapt the bike’s aerodynamic penetration to changing riding conditions. The powerful headlight cluster features four polyelliptical units for excellent visibility even on unlit roads, and adds charisma to the bike’s front end. With its aggressive, almost feline look, the nose fairing achieves the perfect combination between form and function. The dedicated panniers come in a matching colour finish, feature single key locking, and do not change the bike’s overall dimensions. There is even a 12 volt power socket for charging your mobile or operating other items of electronic equipment. These small but important details combine to show how much attention has been paid to functionality and rider wellbeing. And because the right equipment can transform even the shortest trip into an experience of Gran Turismo comfort and safety, the Norge 1200 GT is also fitted with an ABS braking system.

Specifications

Engine

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT
Type90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling systemair cooling
Displacement1,151 cc
Bore and stroke95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio9.8 : 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 powerover 66 kW (95 HP) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torqueover 100 Nm at 5,800 rpm
Fuel injection system / IgnitionMagneti Marelli IAW5A, α-n type; 2 Ø 45 mm throttle bodies, Weber IWP 162 injectors, Lambda control, twin spark ignition
Spark pluginternal NGK PMR8B (Long Life) , external NGK BPR6ES
Startingelectric
Exhaust systemstainless steel, 2 into 1 type with catalytic converter, height adjustable muffler
HomologationEuro 3

Transmission

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT
Gears6 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
Lubricationsplash
Primary drivehelical teeth, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458
Secondary driveCompact Reactive Shaft Drive CA.R.C.; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
Clutchdry

Chassis

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT
Frametubular cradle, high tensile steel
Wheelbase1,495 mm
Trail120 mm
Rake25.30°
Steering angle32°
Front suspensiontelescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm, preload adjustable
Front wheel travel120 mm
Rear suspensionsingle arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)
Rear wheel travel140 mm
Front brakedouble stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 piston calipers - abs
Rear brakesingle steel disc, Ø 282 mm, 2 piston caliper - abs Wheels three spokes, light alloy wheels, gravity casting
Front wheel3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel5.50” x 17”
Front tyre120/70 ZR17”
Rear tyre180/55 ZR17”

Electrics

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT
Voltage12 V
Battery12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator12 V – 550 W at 2,000 rpm

Dimensions

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT
Length2,195 mm
Width (handlebars)870 mm
Height (dashboard)1,125 mm
Seat height800 mm
Minimum round clearance185 mm
Front footrest height377 mm
Dry weight246 kg
Fuel tank capacity23 litre
Reserve4 litre

Quotes

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT

Bikez ---- "The windshield deflects turbulence away from your torso, and can be manually adjusted to adapt the bike’s aerodynamic penetration to changing riding conditions. The powerful headlight cluster features four polyelliptical units for excellent visibility even on unlit roads, and adds charisma to the bike’s front end."

Riotengine ---- "The Norge derives its name from the original GT Norge famous for making a 4000 mile test ride in 1928 from the company headquarters in Italy to just inside the Arctic Circle of Norway’s Capo Nord, so as to prove a suspension prototype: the world’s first rear swingarm suspension."

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT
Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT

1 comments:

Wow, this is looking pretty interesting! if the fit & finish are decent, it may be time to try Italian as an upgrade for my old BMW R100RT boxer. We shall see...

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