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2016 Moto Guzzi Griso Red

$12,990

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The Griso 8V SE might well be one of the most unique and captivating motorcycles to come out of the Mandello Del Lario factory.  The bold character expressed in the nonconformist styling of the Griso is given further emphasis by the aggressive new black/silver color concept in a matte tone that flows elegantly with the numerous black painted metal elements such as the frame, wheels, steering plates, handlebar and instrument panel covers.

 

The Bike

“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 Rosso Griso 8V SE, 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 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 a single overhead cam valve timing and silent running Morse chains to operate the four valves per cylinder. 75% of this highly developed Moto Guzzi 1200cc engine has been modified compared to its predecessor, to produce 110 HP at only 7500 rpm and a maximum foot pounds of 80 foot pounds at 6400 rpm.

The Griso 8V SE is an instinctive creation, pure, solid and distinctive and in many ways a work of art. The design details are discreet but elegant and pure quality; the lines blend together and are accentuated by the chrome finishing and satin metal form. The fuel tank lends itself superbly to the strong frame creating an aerodynamic teardrop body which is continued through to the tail which houses three high intensity LED light units.

The Griso is decidedly masculine and powerful yet the “Quattrovalvole” engine seems to be set like a jewel in a frame that shows off its revolutionary design to the utmost effect. Returning to its performance, it becomes obvious that the sophisticated components are not mere technical details included for the sake of style but enhance performance and provide guaranteed reactivity.

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ENGINE
Type Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity 1,151cc
Bore and stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 11:01
Maximum power output Over 110 hp at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 80 foot pounds at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
Exhaust system Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speed
Lubrication Oil bath
Final drive CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Clutch Single plate with integrated flexible couplings
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase 61 inches (1,554 mm)
Trail 4.25 inches (108 mm)
Steering rake 26.30°
Steering angle. 34°
Front suspension Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial callipers.
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Progressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression).
Rear wheel travel 110 mm
Front brakes Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel wave discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brakes Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons.
Wheels Tubeless spoke wheels with aluminium Ber rim and Alpina spokes.
Front wheel 3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel 5.50” x 17”
Front tire 120/70 ZR17”
Rear tire 180/55 ZR17”
DIMENSIONS
Length 89 inches (2,260 mm)
Width 32.6 inches (830 mm)
Height 42.12 inches (1,070 mm)
Saddle height 31.4 inches (800 mm)
Minimum ground clearance 7.28 inches (185 mm)
Dry weight 489 pounds (222 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4.4 gallons (16.7 litres)
Reserve .5 gallon
Status: New
Year: 2016
Make: Moto Guzzi
Model: Griso
Color: Red
Engine: 2 - Twin Cylinder
Transmission: Manual
Final Drive: Shaft
Stock Number: GBNew
Price: 12990
Warranty: Yes

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