First Look: 2009 Moto Guzzi Millepercento BB1

Guzzi's new uprated Griso gets a bigger engine, water cooling and extra power

Moto Guzzi's new Millepercento BB1

MOTO GUZZI'S has launched a new, uprated version of the company's Griso, in the shape of the Millepercento BB1.

The machine features a bored-out, liquid-cooled, 1420cc version of the air-cooled 1100cc lump used on the Moto Guzzi Griso 1100. It boasts titanium valves, an all-new fuel-injection system and two spark plugs per cylinder. Claimed power is a steady 117bhp compared to a standard Griso's even steadier 77bhp. Still, like most big-bore Guzzis, it'll have plenty of poke.

As you'd expect from a top-line machine, the BB1 also features Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and a hefty smattering of carbon fibre.

Guzzi says the Millepercento BB1 will be available from February 2009 onwards. Estimated price is around £18,000.