Monday, January 17, 2011

Moto Guzzi Norge 2010 GT 8V Review

Gran Turismo Guzzo becomes “8V” thanks to the adoption of cross-twin 1151 cc 4 valves per cylinder. The maximum power rises to 105 hp at 7,500 rpm and peak torque grows to 113 Nm at 5,800 rpm. Thus improving the qualities of tireless traveler in the long haul and, with the occasion, the House of Mandello it also updates the setting of the series.

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The increase in performance was accompanied by a new set-up suspension (adjustable) is obtained replacing the springs is the fork of the shock is by refining the hydraulic response in tandem. The effect promised by Guzzi is a more dynamic response activities, with entrances in the corners faster and more robust to change direction, even when fully loaded.

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In terms of driving comfort, there is a new full fairing, which was redesigned to increase wind protection for rider and passenger and improve its thermal and sound insulation. It also benefits the cooling of the engine and the visibility of the instrumentation, now more “exposed” to the look of the pilot. The daily use is instead benefit from the introduction of a new center stand, redesigned in the lever arm to allow for a smoother drive.

Other features include a 6-speed gearbox, clutch and hydraulically actuated single dry, and the transmission final drive integrated in the single arm swing called CA.RC (Compact test strip).

As for ergonomics, the rider can count on a seat post only 800 mm from the ground, well padded and grip. There are then coated with anti-vibration platforms and instrumentation is enriched with a trip computer that can provide a wealth of information on the mileage and fuel consumption and maintenance intervals. Inevitable on a tourer of this nature the power supply at 12 V. Very comfortable and very practical then the storage space under for the winter season the heated grips. The dry weight is 251 kg. Price yet to be defined.


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