2012 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

Riding around town or in the countryside need not always be about pure speed thrills. So for those that prefer a change of pace and take their time while basking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the world passing by, the Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V is the bike for you.

At the heart of the Norge GT 8V is a V-shaped 90° transverse twin-cylinder "Four valve" engine, considered the highest performing engine among all the families of powertrains manufactured at Mandello del Lario . Riding along that impressive powertrain is the Norge’s soft suspension, one that can be adjusted for preload front and rear with the shocks featuring rebound adjustment.

All the improvements done in the development of the bike’s powertrain have also increased the Norge’s overall drive dynamics. The changes in setting of the suspension, such as replacing the spring set on the fork and shock absorber, allow the bike to achieve optimal hydraulic response on the two suspension units. Moreover, the bike also comes with a powerful, new electronic ABS braking system which is combined with front brake discs fitted with a new high performance brake band. This setup provides the kind of safety standards that make riding this bike easy.

Find out more about the Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V after the jump

Moto Guzzi Norge GT8V

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

First class travel with the Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

Fitted with the latest version of the 8v Twin-cylinder engine and a substantial level of new components. The New Norge GT 8v has been developed for enhanced comfort, performance and handling.

New components include:

  • New forks and rear shock for improved handling and corner stability, even while fully loaded
  • New electrically adjusted windshield
  • New 8v engine with more torque and power: 104Nm torque@ 5,500 and 102bhp.
  • New fairing with improved wind protection and noise reduction for rider and pillion
  • Easier to read instrument panel with trip computer, re-positioned closer to rider
  • Anti slip seat with body forming foam for rider and pillion comfort
  • Factory fitted center stand with improved lever arm design
  • Vibration damping footrests

This fascinating touring now has a twin transverse 90° V-series "Quattrovalvole" engine, the most powerful among the family of engines produced in Mandello Lario and has now reached the peak of its technical and performance specification.

Specifications

Engine

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
Engine Type90° V-shaped twin cylinder, four-stroke
Cooling systemair cooled
Displacement1,151 cc
Maximum power75 kW (102 HP) at 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque104 Nm at 5500 rpm
Exhaust systemstainless steel with central equalizer and with 3-way catalytic converter with two Lambda probes (Euro 3)
HomologationEuro 3

Transmission

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
Gears6 speed
Final driveCARC compact reactive cardan shaft drive system; double cardan joint and floating bevel gear set, drive ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666

Chassis

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
Front suspensiontelescopic hydraulic fork with 45 mm stanchions and adjustable spring preload
Rear suspensionsingle arm with progressive linkage and monoshock with adjustable rebound and ergonomic dial for setting preload
Front brakedual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs and calipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons - ABS
Rear brake282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons - ABS
Front tire120/70 ZR17"
Rear tire180/55 ZR17"

Dimensions

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
Length2,195 mm
Width (handlebars)870 mm
Height (dashboard)1,125 mm
Seat height810 mm- (-30mm with lowered gel saddle available as an option)
Dry weight257 kg
Fuel tank capacity23 liter
Reserve4 liter

Quotes

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

Bikez ---- "Fitted with the latest version of the 8v Twin-cylinder engine and a substantial level of new components. The New Norge GT 8v has been developed for enhanced comfort, performance and handling."

Totalmotorcycle ---- "A rather gruff individual who shied away from compliments, his only complaint would probably have been that it was not Guzzi Red color; Norge GT8V in fact comes in Metallic Black, Diamond White, stylish colors for a high class bike."

Cascademoto ---- "Fitted with the latest version of the 8v Twin-cylinder engine and a substantial level of new components. The New Norge GT 8v has been developed for enhanced comfort, performance and handling."


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