Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

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Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
a very handy all-rounder that is well up for a bit of a scrap

Our Review

Reviewed: 8 July 2009 by Visordown
When I’d seen one of the other testers climbing aboard the Griso wearing one-piece leathers I’d thought he was barking. Surely this long, low Guzzi V-twin isn’t the type of bike you ride wearing a racing suit, for gawd’s sake — any more than you would to ride a Harley? ...  Continue reading

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Reader Reviews

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It's hard to be cold and calculating about any guzzi- especially the badass griso. You will need to get personally involved with the bike and definitely will get your hands dirty. Dealer network is embarassingl Continue reading...
Pros and cons already covered by other reviewers so all I can add is that if you want a comfortable, original and fun touring bike just add the Moto Guzzi large fly screen and some decent sized panniers and hea Continue reading...
A very pleasant surprise, the Griso. I'm a Guzzi fan anyway, but the Griso made me smile even more than I expected to. The bike rattles and shakes at tickover, then tries to flip on it's side if you dare to rev Continue reading...
When you tire of the stress of superbike riding with the constant need to go illegally fast, is there a cruiser bike which also satisfies the need to use the whole width of the sports tyres? The Griso is such a Continue reading...

Discussions

Great real world bike.

Had the 1100, sold it and missed it so much; have now bought the 1200 8V.

Handles better than the looks give it any right to and is well finished and different enough to keep a serial bike buyer like me happy....

Yes there is a significant performance difference between 1100 and 8V  - But both are great bikes and are far removed from Guzzi's older offerings.

Fuel range could be better but IMO honestly little else to criticise.

Styling?? Well that's your call... 

Posted: 03/02/2010 at 14:20

The images are of the 1100 4v bike?? and not the 1200 8V...

You reviewed the 1100 in 2006; as the 8V wasn't out then.

Sorry to be an anorak but when you own the bike it matters!

Posted: 16/03/2010 at 15:54

Got an 1100 myself.

Had it three years now an no plans to change.

Had a go on the 1200 8v version and apart from a bit more rush after 5000rpm, couldn't really tell any difference.

I understand the later model is a bit thirsty too.

Maybe not an issue for many, but if you do a lot of miles it's something you have to consider with the price of fuel going ever upward.

I couldn't live with an old school air cooled twin that drinks more fuel than my 2.0 litre 170bhp car.

Posted: 09/05/2010 at 11:58

I own a 2008 Griso.  Ride a Goose for 10 minutes and you will never own one.  Ride one for an hour and you'll never not own one.

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 04:05

I now own a '12 Tenni green 8V.  Never thought of having a MG after test riding a Breva a few years ago and borrowing a friend's Centauro for 20 miles.  

Dave is right, it's not an instant decision although the looks of that green bike always drew me in.  Guzzis are different, good but well....Guzzis.  The Griso is also without category.  Big naked bike?  Naked sport cruiser? Tiny tourer?

Whatever it is, it's in my garage next to the Bimota and usually a tough decision which to take out and play.

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:28



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Most of the time the big, long Guzzi was improbably well balanced and even respectably nimble
 
Feels quite long and heavy at slow speed and you'll need a long left leg to reach the sidestand
  • Price: £7490.00
  • Year: from 2006
  • Top speed: 127mph
  • Price new: 7490
  • Engine capacity: 1064cc
  • Power: 88bhp
  • Torque: 66lb ft
  • Weight: 227kg
  • 0-60: 4.5 seconds

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