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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V (2011 - present) review

New(ish)-and-improved Stelvio with longer range and better manners
Details
Manufacturer:
Moto Guzzi
Category:
Adventure
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Compare it to the GS... and for me it's the clear winner in the handling stakes
Front-end feel; longer range; NTX package is good value
Numbing engine vibrations; iffy headlight styling

The Stelvio is Moto Guzzi's adventure bike and named after the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps, a road that BBC's Top Gear once called the best road in the world.

Although clearly aimed at the adventure and GS market, Moto Guzzi know that Stelvio customers may be dreaming of riding across Africa but in reality will use the Stelvio on tarmac and as a tourer. The bike has been setup to offer optimum performance on the road, whilst having off-road capabilities.

The Stelvio has been around for a few years now and although it keeps the Marmite like front lights, there have been a few modifications from the previous version. The main change is upping the rather small petrol tank to a capacity of 32 litres. This is despite the external dimensions of the tank being smaller than the previous model. Moto Guzzi claims a fuel range of 440km from the tank. Whether you can travel this far at speed remains to be seen but it's certainly a practical improvement and recognises the bikes touring potential.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-moto-guzzi-stelvio-1200-8v-and-stelvio-ntx/17771.html#ixzz2CsnHr69z

The Stelvio is Moto Guzzi's adventure bike and named after the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps, a road that BBC's Top Gear once called the best road in the world.

Although clearly aimed at the adventure and GS market, Moto Guzzi know that Stelvio customers may be dreaming of riding across Africa but in reality will use the Stelvio on tarmac and as a tourer. The bike has been setup to offer optimum performance on the road, whilst having off-road capabilities.

The Stelvio has been around for a few years now and although it keeps the Marmite like front lights, there have been a few modifications from the previous version. The main change is upping the rather small petrol tank to a capacity of 32 litres. This is despite the external dimensions of the tank being smaller than the previous model. Moto Guzzi claims a fuel range of 440km from the tank. Whether you can travel this far at speed remains to be seen but it's certainly a practical improvement and recognises the bikes touring potential.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-moto-guzzi-stelvio-1200-8v-and-stelvio-ntx/17771.html#ixzz2CsnHr69z

The Stelvio is Moto Guzzi's adventure bike and named after the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps, a road that BBC's Top Gear once called the best road in the world.

Although clearly aimed at the adventure and GS market, Moto Guzzi know that Stelvio customers may be dreaming of riding across Africa but in reality will use the Stelvio on tarmac and as a tourer. The bike has been setup to offer optimum performance on the road, whilst having off-road capabilities.

The Stelvio has been around for a few years now and although it keeps the Marmite like front lights, there have been a few modifications from the previous version. The main change is upping the rather small petrol tank to a capacity of 32 litres. This is despite the external dimensions of the tank being smaller than the previous model. Moto Guzzi claims a fuel range of 440km from the tank. Whether you can travel this far at speed remains to be seen but it's certainly a practical improvement and recognises the bikes touring potential.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-moto-guzzi-stelvio-1200-8v-and-stelvio-ntx/17771.html#ixzz2CsnHr69z

Front-end feel; longer range; NTX package is good value
Numbing engine vibrations; iffy headlight styling