2010 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE

2010 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE
MSRP $16,990

‘His power became greater in reality and in the minds of others.’ This is a description of ‘Griso’, a character in ‘I promessi sposi’ by Alessandro Manzoni, one of the most famous works of Italian literature. In the book, Griso is a tough and fearless leader of the Bravi, and a man ‘who naturally undertook all the most daring enterprises.’ This description could just as well be applied to the new Griso 8V, the most exciting and spirited of all Moto Guzzi models, designed to create a new, more intense concept of sports riding based on sheer power and four valve cylinder head technology. Designed to respect a tradition that has lasted forty years, the new engine adopts the rational 90° transverse V twin layout but with 563 new parts, and introduces for the first time single overhead cam valve timing and silent running Morse chains to operate the four valves per cylinder. 75% of this highly developed Moto Guzzi 1200 cc engine has been modified compared to its predecessor, to produce 110 HP at only 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 11 Kgm at 6400 rpm.

ManufacturerMoto Guzzi
ModelGriso 1200 8V SE
Engine TypeFour-stroke V 90 twin
Engine Displacement1151cc
Bore Stroke95mm x 81.2mm
CoolingAir and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Compression Ratio11 : 1
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6 speed
Final DriveCA.R.C reactive drive double universal joint floating bevel gear
Rake Trail26.30° 4.25 in.
Seat Height31.49 in.
Wheelbase61.18 in.
Front SuspensionUpside down Ø 43mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic)
Rear SuspensionProgressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock wseparate gas reservoir
Front BrakeTwin floating 320mm stainless steel wave discs, radial calipers 4 opposed pistons
Rear BrakeSingle 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons.
Front Tire120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire180/55ZR-17
Fuel Capacity4.41 gal.
Dry Weight489.42 lbs.