When it comes to European tourers, there’s really no point in trying to look for a four-cylinder motorcycle because all manufacturers there are, in a way or another, keen on twin-cylinder engines. After all, torque is what touring is all about and having a sporty engine that is almost naturally configured to produce torque, does precisely the trick that manufacturers such as BMW and Moto Guzzi are trying to achieve with their R 1200 RT and Norge 1200. We put this last model to the test and came to find that simplicity and refinement stand a better chance on today’s market than mountains of horsepower and numerous gadgets. At least in Europe…
The best competitor for the police Harley, this Italian custom is a filled-with-heritage piece of machinery especially designed for the wistful rider in every one of us. It is the first European bike to have ever said a word about its maker on other continents and it did it first with the V7 Special and the legendary 90-degree 757 V-twin engine. Today, a modern-day replica cheers nostalgics and leaves the impression of a restored classic two-wheeler.
With the 2009 Breva 1200 Sport, Moto Guzzi shows that its 85 years of heritage are still going strong today as this sporty approach towards such a demanding and yet risky segment manages to situate the bike among the best Italian nakeds that money can buy. Powered by the 90-degree twin cylinder 1200 and painted like Moto Guzzi competition models, it is also one of the best achievements in the maker’s model range and we’re on it to find out more.
An amazing Italian ride that remains true to its maker’s style and heritage, the 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 enters the scene as a naked, a power cruiser and even a techno-custom. The immediate visual impact taking place when facing this creation will definitely be sustained by a dream-like riding feel, so we know what to expect.
Moto Guzzi proves having what it takes in order to build a top notch all-rounder that stands out as one true representative of the Italian style and the maker’s specific and strict building criteria. Technically advanced, comfortable, easy to handle and very good looking, the Breva 1100 doesn’t miss its chance to go up against the best in this class.
It attracts with its simple and yet modern design, it is made in Italy and it will never disappoint when it comes to grabbing a handful of its throttle. Yes, it is the 2009 Moto Guzzi Breva 750, a bike that is light and very agile. These features make it perfect for female riders and there is also an optional low seat for that reason. The lively new colors and the less polluting engine will definitely attract an even larger category of motorcyclists, especially in Europe.
Even thought the Nevada Classic retains the Moto Guzzi look that has gone around the world over and over again, the 2009 bike is an absolutely modern version. Fuel injection is being used for a less-polluting engine and a stronger bang while its design makes it perfect for nostalgic riders. These will definitely appreciate the 87% brand new bike. Let’s see what it’s up to!
Moto Guzzi has just presented their official promotional video of the new V7 Café Classic launched by the Italian maker at the end of 2008 at the EICMA Saloon in Milan.
The bike in the video is actually a special edition of the V7 Classic and which stands out thanks to the café-racer seat, rubber gas tank pads as well as due to the two-tone color scheme.
If you’ve been searching for the closest thing sounding like symphony on two wheels, this Moto Guzzi might be it.
Moto Guzzi has presented the first official pictures of the new 2009 Guzzi 1200 Sport 4V, an improved machine which determines the Italian maker to claim an increase in performance of up to 10hp and 10Nm while, stylistically, the bike remains the same.
The engine is still the “Quattrovalvole” V-Twin with eight valves that can be found on the Stelvio 1200 4V, only that now performance figures go as up as 105 hp at 7,500 rpm and 110 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
Clearly, the performance upgrade makes the 1200 Sport 4V one of the most desirable naked bikes that Europe has to offer and as you will read about features such as the tubular steel frame, Marzocchi suspensions and Brembo brakes featuring 320mm discs on which 4-piston radial calipers apply the braking power, there isn’t much more you can ask from it
The only changes you will notice if familiar with the previous model years is the new taillight and the stylish redesigned exhaust which now blends perfectly with the bike’s smooth lines. Just make sure you won’t confuse it with the 2008 model year.