Friday, October 31, 2008

First pics: 2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V TT, Griso 8V SE, V7 Café Classic, Nevada 750


For the serious off-road rider, the 2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V TT
Pics: OmniMoto

These are the first pics of the 2009 Moto Guzzi lineup, with the bikes getting new colours and other minor updates. First up is the Stelvio 1200 4V TT, which is more off-road-oriented than the standard model. The bike gets a two-tone paintjob, more luggage carrying capacity, additional lights, sump guard, crash bars to protect the cylinders, extra protection for the shaft-drive system, and off-road-oriented tyres. We think the bike looks hot!


The 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

Next up is the 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE, which gets a fancy satin-green-and-black paintjob, tan/brown leather seat and Pirelli Scorpion tyres. Just looking at that 1,200cc engine, with its four-valve cylinder heads, somehow convinces you that that thing must be capable of pulling like a locomotive…


The 2009 Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic. Not as cool as last year's V7 Classic...

And for those who want a healthy dose of style, but not necessarily huge gobs of power and torque, there’s the 2009 Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic, which is fitted with Guzzi’s air-cooled, 744cc, 49bhp v-twin. To us, the V7 Café Classic looks like a variant of last year’s V7 Classic, with a different seat, different paint and reshaped exhaust pipes. And, frankly, we think last year’s V7 Classic looked much better!


The 2009 Moto Guzzi Nevada 750. Dull and uninspiring...

Finally, there’s the 2009 Moto Guzzi Nevada 750, a bike that Guzzi should not be making at all. It’s a feeble attempt at cloning various Harley and Japanese cruisers, and it looks terrible. For a company that used to make the 850 Le Mans, why get into making, of all things, such crappy looking cruisers? Anyway, the Nevada is powered by the same 744cc v-twin as the V7 Classic, and given enough stick, the bike should probably be able to chug along faster than most people can walk....

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Air-powered bikes, inching towards production reality...?
Rudy Kurth and the amazing 1976 Cat III...
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Big CC Racing's Harley V-Rod Turbo...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The '09 Nevada looks a lot better with the straighter exhaust. Wonder if there are any other differences? I like Guzzis but can't decide between V7 Classic or Nevada. A test ride would help. In no real hurry, just want to be sure which way I want to go.

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