The first generation Moto Guzzi California was launched in 1971. After 35 years, the company decided to celebrate its long lasting model by creating an exclusive Vintage version.
The new 2012 Moto Guzzi California Vintage is basically a retro cruiser with a pronounced Italian style. You’ll especially like the classy windscreen which is decorated with a stainless steel strip. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the bag is made from rotational nylon, waterproof, lined and protected with chromed steel tubes.
Compared to the standard model, the special edition California Vintage comes with bigger tires and a new engine. Talking about the engine, the 2012 California Vintage is powered by the company’s 1100cc 90° V-Twin unit which has been borrowed from the Breva 1100.
The Moto Guzzi California Vintage is offered with a starting price of $18,995.
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The Moto Guzzi Griso is now offered with a wide range of accessories which will help you personalize it more than ever. Apart from its new accessories, the motorcycle features an imposing frame which lets you see the engine clear. The clearly visible frame and the generous fuel tank combine to offer a pretty unique design.
The bike it’s not only good looking, but is also pretty comfortable to ride. The saddle and handle bar were carefully designed to keep the rider comfortable and you’ll also like the modern instrument panel which is easy to read.
At the heart of the Griso 1100 lies a 90° V-Twin engine rated at 64.8 KW (88.1 CV) at 7,600 rpm and 89 Nm of torque at 6,400 rpm.
The Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 is available in three color schemes which include Guzzi Black, Corsa Red, or and Satin Orange.
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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.
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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.
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The 2012 Stelvio 1200 ABS keeps the previous model’s main features which include the 200-cc, air-cooled, transverse V-Twin, which delivers a maximum output of 105 hp at 7,250 rpm and 81 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. To improve the motorcycle’s range, the old 18 liter power tank was replaced with a bigger one with a capacity of 32 liters.
Moto Guzzi never disappointed us at the ergonomy chapter and the 2012 Stelvio 1200 makes no exception. It offers a wide, long and cushy seat, low foot pegs and dual hand grips. Moreover, you’ll also find find a waterproof locked storage place under the seat complete with a 12-volt outlet.
The suspension is adjustable not only for spring preload but also for the hydraulic response during compression and rebound. The front end is controlled by a solid upside-down Marzocchi fork, with 50mm stanchions and 170mm travel, while the rear suspension includes a Sachs unit that works on a 155mm stroke.
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The Moto Guzzi V7 was always appreciated for its classic design language, the sturdy build quality and the strong performances. The 2012 version of the Moto Guzzi V7 continues to offer all core attributes found on its predecessors, but it receives a fresh design inspired by the famous forerunners, V7 Special and Sport from the seventies.
During its long lifespan the motorcycle’s engine has been updated continuously, sustaining displacements of 350 up to 750 cc, going from carburetor to electronic injection. The 2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Classis is propelled by an air-cooled, fuel-injected 744 cc V-twin which cranks out 48 horsepower at 6,800 RPM and is mated on a five speed gearbox.
The 2012 The Moto Guzzi V7 is available in three versions, two touring models and one sport. All versions are offered with two types of alloy wheels.
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The new Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic is a testament to what happens when you combine old-school looks with new-school technology. The result is a cafe racer version of the V7 Classic retro roadster that was introduced last year.
In terms of design, the V7 Cafe Classic packs plenty of unique features, including a 31.7" seat height, high pegs, and café-style bars that make for a comfortable ride courtesy of the bullet seat. Speaking of comfort, riding the Cafe Classic won’t give you the speed thrills you’re looking for, but what it does give you is a comfortable and classy ride on a bike that exudes retro awesomeness. Even the contrasted instrumentation and the elegant, aero-inspired filler cap exudes that old-school look that has become en vogue these days.
Speaking of the engine, the V7 Cafe Classic isn’t the most powerful bike on the market, but it does have a powertrain that’s more than capable of holding its own. The bike is powered by Guzzi’s small block 750 Nevada V-twin powertrain in an old school twin shock chassis. This engine comes equipped with twin shocks, spoke wheels, and period Veglia-esque clocks, all of which add to the Classic’s vintage virtue. While the blacked-out frame, fenders, drivetrain, fork lowers, and a fast idle lever show more modern style, the combination of styling and performance makes for a bike that’s perfect for a ride out in town.
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What makes the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer such a desirable bike? Lots of reasons, if you know what you’re looking for.
Built in 2008, the V7 Racer comes with a design inspired by its predecessors - the V7 Special and Sport from the seventies - but combined with the technology of a modern Moto Guzzi. The result is a bike that’s well worth owning.
One of the first things you’ll notice about the V7 Racer is the red frame that was inspired by the legendary first 150 examples of the V7 Sport with CrMo frames. The bike also has an ultra sporty single-seater saddle - with a two-seater saddle and pillion footpegs available as optional accessories - that has been upholstered in suede. The seat leads into an aerodynamic tail fairing that also incorporates lateral race number panels in true Seventies style.
In terms of power, the Guzzi V7 Racer doesn’t hold back, thanks to an updated 745cc V-twin engine with more than 70% of its internal components being all-new, and twin intake manifolds and throttle bodies being replaced with a single Y manifold and single 38mm Magneti Marelli throttle body. All these components help the bike not only improve its fuel economy, but also reduce CO2 emissions.
The updated engine of the V7 also gets a redesigned fuel tank with the tank now lighter than the earlier unit and made of metal instead of polyethylene. All told, the bike can hit 51 horsepower and 58 Nm of torque, enough numbers to make it a worthwhile cafe racer.
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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.
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The Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V differentiates itself as a no-frills, stand-up bike. It may not have the cache as some of its peers, but make no mistake, this is one bike that’s ready to rock and roll at a moment’s notice.
To say that this bike doesn’t come packed with features is a gross understatement to what it’s capable of. For starters, the Stelvio sits on a 19" spoked front wheel that tracks effortlessly on your chosen path. The riding position is comfortable for long journeys due to a large seat and adequate padding. The design is aerodynamic for its parts, the windscreen is manually adjustable, and nosecone moldings chop a good sized hole in the atmosphere. The bike also comes equipped with wide cases, engine protection guards, GPS navigation, heated hand grips, hand guards, fog lights, tank bags, and an anti-theft system that is available as an added accessory. As far as luggage space is concerned, the Stelvio 1200 4V comes with a small storage space in the tank shell that opens with a switch.
At the heart of the Stelvio 1200 4V is a new 90-degree, V-twin quattrovalvole - hence the 4V designation - engine that delivers a mouth-watering output of 103 horsepower. With this much power, the Stelvio 1200 4V has a suspension set-up that strikes a decent balance between compliance and control.
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