Tuesday, November 10, 2009
2010 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V announced
Moto Guzzi have announced the 2010-spec Norge GT 8V tourer, with its 1,200cc v-twin engine getting four-valve cylinder heads. ‘The Moto Guzzi Norge has been updated to consolidate its vocation of being an indefatigable GT, a tireless traveller and the acknowledged champion of reliability,’ claims a press release from Moto Guzzi.
In its new guise, the Norge GT packs 105bhp and 113Nm of torque. The suspension has been revised and the springs have been replaced for ‘sportier’ handling, which is just as well for a bike that weighs 251kg dry.
The new Norge GT also features a redesigned fairing for better weather protection for the rider and improved cooling for the engine. With its smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox, C.A.R.C. (Compact Reactive Shaft Drive) shaft drive, generous accommodation and comprehensive instrumentation including a trip computer, the Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V certainly looks like a competent touring bike, though if were going long-distance touring, we'd probably take something like a ZZR1400... :-)