2010 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
The new 8V version of the 1200 cc twin-cylinder
Moto Guzzi Norge has been updated to consolidate its
vocation of being an indefatigable GT.
A tireless traveller, the acknowledged champion of
reliability and the bike chosen by many law enforcement
agencies including that of the city of Berlin, today
the Norge has been updated and is entrenching its
long-range Gran Turismo vocation with the new GT 8V
This acronym not only emphasises the latest development
of the 4 valve per cylinder engine it mounts, but
also introduces substantial new components and finishes
such as to make the Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V a new model
definitely better performing than the previous one
in terms of performance, riding comfort and riding
The throbbing heart of this delightful Gran Turismo
bike is the renowned 90° V-twin engine universally
known for being particularly gifted from the performance
In this latest version, equipped with a new and more
efficient exhaust system, it expresses a maximum torque
greater than 113 Nm delivered at only 5,800 rpm and
easily reaches a peak of more than 100 HP in power,
all at a maximum rpm nearly that of an automobile.
Its increase in performance is balanced by the development
of a new suspension setting achieved by replacing
both springs of the fork and shock absorber and by
improving the hydraulic response. The result? It has
given the Norge GT 8V back sportier dynamics by speeding
up entry into turns and solidity in changing direction,
even when used in full load conditions, which are
frequent in a Gran Turismo model like the flagship
of Mandello del Lario.
Again in terms of riding comfort, the new full fairing
has been redesigned to increase the protection from
the elements of the rider and passenger and effectively
insulate them with regard to acoustics and temperature.
The advantage of this new vehicle is also extended
to the engine cooling, with its effective air circulation
achieved with new intakes and extractors moulded in
the surface of the fairing, and to its easy to read
instrument panel, which is now positioned closer to
the rider's eyes.
One of the most significant innovations in daily
use is introduction of a new centre stand, with the
lever arm redesigned to provide easy operation.
On the road, the Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V ensures
comfortable and relaxed riding, during which the rider
can appreciate the generous thrust of the engine,
the smooth operation of the 6-speed gearbox and the
effectiveness of the innovative C.A.R.C. (Compact
Reactive Shaft Drive) final drive.
When seated on the saddle, the Norge GT 8V reveals
the care devoted to its ergonomics in many significant
details: the saddle, just 800mm above the ground,
is padded with foam that adapts to the shape of the
body and upholstered with anti-slip material; the
footrests are covered with vibration-damping material;
the sumptuous cockpit contains an instrument panel
complete with trip computer able to give the rider
not only trip data (previous and current), but also
maintenance and check control intervals.
Last but not least, the bike also has a convenient
12 Volt external outlet, large under-seat storage
space, heated hand grips and many other fine details,
like adjustable suspension and built-in passenger