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Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V (2011 - present) review

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Manufacturer:
Moto Guzzi
Category:
Tourers
Overall
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
a competitively priced tourer that will be easy to live with whilst having a bit of character

Now in its 90th anniversary year, Moto Guzzi has replaced its premium Norge 1200 with the new Norge GT8V. The similar looks don't mean they are similar bikes though, almost 80% of the bike has been redesigned but as Moto Guzzi Brand Manager Gianluca Di Oto stated at the press launch, this bike is "an evolution, not  revolution".

Initial impressions after sitting on the new bike were the high footpegs. but in reality my brain just needed resetting after a morning's ride on the Stelvio.Whilst obviously not as agile as a sportsbike and despite the bike weighing in at a 257kg dry it certainly changes direction with ease and was a lot of fun to ride.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-moto-guzzi-norge-gt-8v/17768.html#ixzz2CssdLlRC

Now in its 90th anniversary year, Moto Guzzi has replaced its premium Norge 1200 with the new Norge GT8V. The similar looks don't mean they are similar bikes though, almost 80% of the bike has been redesigned but as Moto Guzzi Brand Manager Gianluca Di Oto stated at the press launch, this bike is "an evolution, not  revolution".

Initial impressions after sitting on the new bike were the high footpegs. but in reality my brain just needed resetting after a morning's ride on the Stelvio.Whilst obviously not as agile as a sportsbike and despite the bike weighing in at a 257kg dry it certainly changes direction with ease and was a lot of fun to ride.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-moto-guzzi-norge-gt-8v/17768.html#ixzz2CssdLlRC

Now in its 90th anniversary year, Moto Guzzi has replaced its premium Norge 1200 with the new Norge GT8V. The similar looks don't mean they are similar bikes though, almost 80% of the bike has been redesigned but as Moto Guzzi Brand Manager Gianluca Di Oto stated at the press launch, this bike is "an evolution, not  revolution".

Initial impressions after sitting on the new bike were the high footpegs. but in reality my brain just needed resetting after a morning's ride on the Stelvio.Whilst obviously not as agile as a sportsbike and despite the bike weighing in at a 257kg dry it certainly changes direction with ease and was a lot of fun to ride.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-moto-guzzi-norge-gt-8v/17768.html#ixzz2CssdLlRC