2013 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

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The 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V was named in celebration of the Moto Guzzi’s 4000-mile journey to the Arctic Circle in 1928.

The new bike puts versatility and practicality of the first place, being in the same time exciting to ride like a street bike, but also comfortable and safe just as a touring one.

Power comes from a 90° V-shaped twin cylinder, four-stroke, air cooled engine which has a displacement of 1,151 cc. The engine’s output is rated at 102 HP at 7,000 rpm and 76.7 ft lbs of torque at 5500 rpm. This capable engine is mated on a six speed gearbox which is smoother and friendlier than ever.

Among the features offered by the 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8 V you’ll find heated grips, electrically adjustable windscreen, side bags and ABS.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V.

Overview

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

Named in celebration of a Moto Guzzi’s 4000-mile journey to the Arctic Circle in 1928, the Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V is born to satisfy the driving pleasure without giving up comfort: fast and exciting to ride like a street bike, comfortable and safe just as a touring bike. The Norge GT 8V that boasts 1200cc’s, 102 HP and standard touring essentials such as heated grips, electrically adjustable windscreen, side bags and ABS.

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 centre 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

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
Engine Type90° V-shaped twin cylinder, four-stroke, air cooled
Displacement1,151 cc
Max output102 HP at 7,000 rpm
Max torque76.7 ft lbs at 5500 rpm
Exhaust systemstainless steel with central equalizer and with 3-way catalytic converter with two Lambda probes (Euro 3)
Gearbox6-speed
Final driveCARC compact reactive cardan shaft drive system; double cardan joint and floating bevel gear set, drive ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
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 calliper with 2 parallel pistons - ABS
Tires120/70 ZR17" (front) - 180/55 ZR17" (rear)
Max length86.4 inches (2,195 mm)
Max width34.25 inches (870 mm)
Height44.2 inches (1,125 mm)
Saddle height31.9 inches (810 mm) (-1.2 inch/30mm with lowered gel saddle available as an option)
Dry weight566 pounds (257 Kg)
Fuel tank capacity6 gallons (23 liters) (including 1 gallon/4 liter reserve)

Quotes

Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

Cycleworld ---- "Flaws? Well, the electrically adjustable windscreen wasn’t particularly effective in changing wind protection, and the buttons to control it were an afterthought. The up button is on the left switchpod, the down button on the right switchpod, neither one within thumb’s reach with hands on grips. The fairing was redesigned to reduce noise and heat flow from the engine. Aside from the odd high-and-forward footpeg placement (not very comfortable for me as a 6-foot-2 rider), the overall experience of riding the Norge is one of pleasant, competent comfort with strong undercurrents of Guzzi character."

Motorcyclenews --- "Moto Guzzi seems to have all the bases covered with its new Norge GT 8V tourer. It’s smoother and friendlier than ever, and a stiffer suspension set-up has stopped the old bike’s tendency to get a weave-on around fast sweepers."

Visordown ---- "The looks of the bike certainly grew on me over the two day launch in Florence and the press bikes in white certainly looked the part. And built to a high standard. If you’re not into this season’s colour, the bike is also available in a ’titanium’ silver and black."


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