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.
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.
90° V-shaped twin cylinder, four-stroke, air cooled
102 HP at 7,000 rpm
76.7 ft lbs at 5500 rpm
stainless steel with central equalizer and with 3-way catalytic converter with two Lambda probes (Euro 3)
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."